For Students

We are a team of student storytellers, innovators, and scientists from across the country. We produce stories that reveal exciting, solution-based ideas about how we can move our planet forward and enjoy a truly sustainable future. Our stories have taken us to the deserts of Jordan, to the shorelines of New Zealand, and to the Navajo Nation. You can check out all of the inspiring Planet Forward stories on our website here. 

We are looking to expand our network of storytellers, and invite you to publish your work on our platform. There are a couple of ways to do this.

For Students

Share your Story

You can get involved as a contributor. This is really flexible, and allows you to submit a story any time you want. You choose the format: Q&A, podcast, video, infographic, written work, even music or art.  Just as long as it tells a story that would move the planet forward! 

Become a Correspondent

The other way to get involved is as a Planet Forward correspondent. In this role, you will work with our editorial team and produce three stories during the academic year. They’ll be featured prominently and will become part of your public portfolio. You’ll enjoy opportunities to collaborate with other Planet Forward correspondents, experts, and media leaders around the country, and you will gain exposure as we feature your stories on and across our social media.

Enter Storyfest

There is no story more gripping than that of our changing planet — and the solutions to sustain it. While problems ranging from climate justice to conservation, from rising sea levels to increasing heat waves, from the continuing pandemic to our plastic addiction, we’re looking for the stories surrounding the people, ideas, and innovations moving the world toward a greener future.

The Planet Forward Storyfest Awards highlight the voices of students, seeking to understand and illuminate their own innovations for how to best care for the earth. We are looking for stories that inspire, motivate, and drive change. Stories that are compelling, thought-provoking, and vibrantly stimulating. Be memorable, have an impact — and have fun.

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