Technology

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Planet Forward Correspondent | The George Washington University
Here are five easy, innovative, and free ways that students can reduce their impact on the environment right now, by using the technology that is at their fingertips.
The George Washington University
Through the GW Innovation Center, nine GW students are partnering with the Jane Goodall Institute to create the Virtual Jane Project, showcasing Goodall's life and empowering others to use technology for social good.

Mario Arvelo, Committee on World Food Security Chair, speaks at the introductory session to kick off day one of CFS 46. (Dan Reed/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
The cool thing about traveling with people you don’t know is the opportunity to figure out who you really are, or at least who you want to be. You can realign with your beliefs and opinions about whatever is going on in the world.

The First Lady of Colombia, María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval (third from left), and director of nutrition at the World Food Programme, Lauren Landis (second from the right), are panelists for the session "Innovation and Agroecology: A Path to Sustainability" at CFS 46. (Kim Ossi/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Mississippi
Technology has touched every sector and aspect of humankind and the food sector is no different. The digital invasion in the agricultural industry is underway. However, these “intruders” are bringing positive changes.

Planet Forward storytellers at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from left: Matilda Kreider, George Washington University; Marisa Umeh, University of California-Berkeley; Lindsay Eberhart, SUNY-ESF; and Rohan Agrawal, University of Mississippi. (Dan Reed/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward
Editor's note: This series is generously sponsored by the UN-FAO. All editorial content is created independently.  The 46th annual Committee on World Food Security (CFS) conference brought together leaders from around the world, working toward a... Read More
Tutorial: How to Use OpenStreetMap
Tutorial: How to Use OpenStreetMap
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin - Madison
Who said changing the world had to be difficult? With new mapping technology, you can do it from nearly anywhere—even the comfort of your own couch.
Ecosia

The Ecosia search engine. (Photo courtesy Ecosia.)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
The search engine Ecosia plants trees with partners from around the world with their ad revenue.
Azzizia Desalination Plant

Azzizia Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia. (Waleed Alzuhair/Flickr)

Northeastern University
Q&A with Sarah Fletcher, a Fellow for Water Solutions, about large desalination plant infrastructure projects and alternatives such as water rationing.
Katharine Mach

Katharine Mach. (Laura Whaling/Planet Forward)

State University College at Buffalo
We sat down with Katherine Mach, a senior research scientist at Stanford University, to learn more about negative emissions technology, environmental assessment, and climate change response options.
MEANS Database/American University
The ongoing existence of food insecurity coupled with the emerging threat of climate change demands better use of existing food resources. As agricultural production grows more difficult in environments challenged by shifting temperature and weather... Read More

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