Planet Forward is where experts and engaged citizens weigh in on energy, climate and sustainability. The project is designed to create a dynamic public square, serving an educational mission by allowing citizens from diverse background to engage directly with experts, decision makers, business leaders, scientists, and each other.
Based at the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University, Planet Forward is social media with a purpose. Leveraging the power of integrated media platforms and user-generated content, the initiative challenges the conventional top-down format of traditional media and rewards contributors by giving their ideas increasing levels of public exposure.
Frank Sesno is the Creator and Host of Planet Forward. Sesno, an Emmy-award winning journalist, is the Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.