sustainable living

University of Wisconsin, Madison
A solution to the negative environmental impacts of shipping food around the world, such as carbon emissions, is to eat food naturally grown in a closer proximity to where you live.
local transportation is via boat

Traveling on boats is the main mode of transportation between islands of Guna Yala, and most are operated by local Guna people. (Luodan Rojas/Medill)

Northwestern University
Separated by miles of ocean and a 2-hour drive, or a 50-mile hike, through the jungle, Guna Yala and Kalu Yala are two of Panama’s most sustainable communities, but they also are starkly different. Medill's Luodan Rojas reports.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
The idea of the tiny house is alluring: They're portable, affordable, and miniscule, and they promise to deliver the bare essentials without the extras.
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
Harvest time brings lots of food-centric holidays. We consider the amount of hidden water that goes into food production, from seed to table.
Natural Builders of the Upstate bike rack
Natural Builders of the Upstate bike rack
Furman University
Located in the budding town of Traveler's Rest, South Carolina, this unique, sustainable cob bike rack was created by the Natural Builders of the Upstate. This bike rack can be found along the Greenville Hospital System Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 17.5... Read More