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Greta Thunberg at the Climate Strike in New York

Greta Thunberg on Friday, Sept. 20, during her closing speech for the Climate Strike in New York. (Elina Mariutsa/Northeastern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northeastern University
With the goal of motivating world leaders, young people have drawn universal attention to global warming in ways that decades of scientific progress could not. 
Planet Forward
In September 2019, over 7.6 million people gathered in cities around the globe to demand climate action, inspired by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. The contagious spirit of these youth-led events reminds us that an issue so often... Read More

Students in Oxford, UK protesting against climate change injustice at as part of a nationwide youth climate strike (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | American University
While studying abroad at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, I witnessed what can happen when young people get together for a public demonstration of environmental mentality.
Alwin Kopse, Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture

Alwin Kopse, of the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture, speaks at the Committee on World Food Security 45 side event titled, "Agriculture is not cool? Think again. Closing the generation gap."

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | University of Oklahoma
In the final part of our four-part series, A Zero Hunger Future, University of Mississippi student Terrius Harris looks at the truth about youth involvement in agriculture — and how we might encourage more young people to join the industry.

The team traveling with Planet Forward: Edona Dervisholli, UN-FAO; Harleen Marwah, GW School of Medicine; Sierra Williamson, University of Minnesota; Terrius Harris, University of Mississippi; Arianna Dunham, George Washington University; and Dan Reed, Planet Forward Director. (Planet Forward)

Planet Forward
It may be a Herculean task, but global hunger is not an unsolvable problem. Hundreds of countries around the world are committing themselves to turning its tide by 2030.
YSI's third cohort

The third cohort of Young Sustainable Impact, an Oslo-based youth innovation program with a mission to empower the youth to solve the sustainability challenges by creating measurable impact. (Antonio Stark)

Eco-Business
Maybe it’s not about saving the world, but building something new. Here’s what a handful of “20-year olds in Norway” can teach the world about creating entrepreneurs for the earth and disrupting innovation.
Stories from Next Gen Farmers
Planet Forward
The next generation of farmers share their efforts to engage their generation about sustainable farming, climate change and more.
Who Has The Power To Change The Food System?
Who Has The Power To Change The Food System?
The George Washington University
How do we make the food problems that we face in the next 50 years real to everyone, so we can pull together and create change? Hear from the experts.
Columbia University
We can start students on sustainability early by integrating it into our classrooms.
Decrease Influence, Increase Relevance
Decrease Influence, Increase Relevance
Featured Contributor
If you want to innovate, you've got to have the know-how first - Trent McKnight of Agricorps explains how he's reaching out to youth in the developing world and urbanites in the US to promote agricultural innovation from the ground up.

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