Planet Forward

Planet Forward is where experts and engaged citizens come together to find solutions to our shared challenges, specifically in the areas of energy, climate and sustainability.  It has created a dynamic public square, curating the best ideas and innovations from scientists, business leaders, advocates, students and government leaders.  Based at the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University, Planet Forward engages with students and faculty from GW as well as others across the country and the world.  Planet Forward collaborate with a diverse group of organizations in order to showcase the best ideas and to bring them to the world.

Planet Forward Welcome Video from Center for Innovative Media on Vimeo.

The Planet Forward initiative is inspired by the combined power of user-generated media and the tools of journalism to discover innovations that can change the world. It challenges the conventional top-down format of traditional media and rewards contributors who are working to solve these problems by exposing them to the public and igniting both a conversation and a competition to help find the best ideas to move the Planet Forward.

Frank Sesno is the Creator and Host of Planet Forward. Sesno, an Emmy-award winning journalist, and is the Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.