Planet Forward

Effective environmental and science communication is needed now more than ever.

Planet Forward, a project of the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, teaches, celebrates, and rewards environmental storytelling by college students. Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno formed Planet Forward in 2009 to empower new voices and lead a global conversation on the planet’s future. Engaging a diverse audience of college students from across the country, Planet Forward uses storytelling, media, and educational events to tell the stories of invention and innovation that can move the planet forward. 

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Stories

Videos 

Where does it go? Composting at GWU

Alex Rubenstein, 2018

 

We've been 'shellfish' enough already: It's time to take care of the Chesapeake Bay

Ashley Gallagher and Jordan Mullaney, 2018

 

Great Scott! Meet the modern day Doc Brown

Zoe Spielvogel and Amanda Menas, 2017

 

Corn ethanol is a renewable energy, but is it clean?

Laura Whaling, 2018

 

 

Signature Events

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Planet Forward Summit

Mark your calendars for the annual two-day national conference on sustainability storytelling.

April 4-5 2019, The George Washington University

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Planet Forward Salons

A hub of knowledge-keepers and knowledge-seekers holding an important, diverse and respectful conversation on the topic of the hour. Salons are held once or twice each semester.

Learn More about Planet Forward