April 22nd, 2013
Happy Earth Day! In honor of Earth Week, Planet Forward and Face the Facts USA have teamed up to present facts on the environment each day this week. Visit planetforward.org every day to learn more facts and find out how you can lend a hand to environmental sustainability.
Today's fact: July 2012 was the hottest month on record for the United States.
Planet Forward is where experts and engaged citizens come together to find solutions to 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, Planet Forward engages with students and faculty from GWU as well as others across the country and the world.
December 7th, 2010
Join SMPA on Monday, December 13th, for the first-annual Planet Forward Video Festival! Planet Forward is an online social network based at the School of Media and Public Affairs where creative and innovative ideas addressing global challenges are featured, discussed and evaluated.
Next Monday, witness the premier of several short student videos - produced at GW this semester - that will help create a new future of energy efficiency and innovation. Topics of the videos include:
*Watch students try to lift their daily carbon output.
*Find out how much of that water bottle in your hands is made of oil.
*See how far you have to run to burn off your electricity use.
The when and where:
Monday, December 13, 2010 6:00-7:30pm
Marvin Center Amphitheater (800 21st St. NW, Third Floor)
Each video will receive commentary from several distinguished panelists including George Washington University President Steven Knapp, Planet Forward Founder/Host and SMPA Director Frank Sesno, and Jeff Nesbit of the National Science Foundation. Festival winners have a shot to be featured as part of a Planet Forward TV segment aired on PBS. Come give your feedback and find out how to get involved with this exciting project! www.planetforward.org
April 22nd, 2010
By all accounts, the Planet Forward event on Tuesday night was a big success! GW Today was there and published a story:
"U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson told School of Media and Public Affairs Director and Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno that the nation now faces “really complex” public policy changes that have raised a number of concerns, including effects on the economy and national security, at “A Time To Act? Next Steps for a Climate Bill” April 20 at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium." Read the rest of the story...
The Planet Forward team has also put up the first video clip of the event, with more to come soon!
April 12th, 2010
Be at Jack Morton Auditorium with SMPA on Tuesday, 4/20 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:45p.m.) for an insider's guide to America's next great legislative challenge. Leaders from all sides of the global environmental debate will hash out what's next for American climate change legislation post-Copenhagen and pre-midterm elections. With the anticipated release of the Kerry, Lieberman, Graham climate bill on April 20, find out: Read the rest of this entry »