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SUNY ESF
The evolution of a program designed to provide fresh food to those facing food insecurities.
Female Black Soldier Fly deposits her eggs in cardboard. Photo by Gee W., 2013.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Undergraduate student Chris Hornsby ('19) studies black soldier fly larvae as a possible means of closed-loop waste processing and livestock feeding at Sewanee's University Farm.
Foraging

Foraging helps create a better relationship between people and food. (Max Pixel)

Syracuse University
Developing a healthier connection to the natural world might be as simple as trying out some new cuisine. Expert forager Sam Thayer shares his thoughts on how foraging can help us see ecosystems as sacred places we need to care for. 

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said, "The challenges today are not a question of if we have the the opportunity to make progress on these issues but how do we act when we can’t see the problems?” (Photo: GWU)

Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Effective storytelling rests at the nexus of innovations seeking to address the urgent social and environmental sustainability challenges facing cities across the globe. This was the overarching theme of the 2016 Planet Forward Summit.
The George Washington University
To tell my story, I decided to write several Cinquain formatted poems and string them together. The finished poem tells the story of a hurting world in which the solution is around every corner, but no one seems to realize it.
The George Washington University
Educating disadvantaged areas of DC in safe and healthy food production, and donating fresh foods to hungry families. 
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Editor's Pick: As the weather begins to cool down, we will begin turning up the heat and grabbing our blankets and hats to try to stay warm.  What if there was a more sustainable and cost-effective way to keep our homes warm in the winter season?
In the outskirts of western Berlin, a princess is in trouble. Prinzessinnengarten, which translates to Princess Garden in English, is an urban garden located in the Moritzplatz Kreuzberg area, a withdrawn section of what used to be West Berlin. It... Read More
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Here's a simple idea to create more parks: retrofit a parking lot. Check out this latest animation from the American Society of Landscape Architects sustainable landscapes series that shows how small parks can revitalize cities.
The Solar Roofpod is a “penthouse with a purpose,” designed to respond to the market for economical new housing in cities, and to be a solid investment for existing building owners.

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