Smithsonian Voices

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Cat Kutz

<p>Cat Kutz is the communications lead for the Smithsonian Conservation Commons and its Earth Optimism initiative.</p>

Wildlife Solutions and Jane Goodall's Hope in This Week's Earth Optimism

These stories celebrate success, uncover a spark of hope, share a new idea, or might just make you feel good about Planet Earth.

Meet Sruthi, a National Geographic Young Explorer and aspiring eco-journalist.

Meet Sruthi Gurudev: Aspiring Eco-Journalist and Ocean Conservationist

Rachael Brenneman (left), Julia Smith (center), and Skye Austin (right) pose with supplies for their remote research projects. Photo: Amy Hruska

Three Undergraduate Students Share Their Remote Research Experience

The Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit was a 3-day global live-streamed event that took place on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2020, through April 24.

Positivity Has a Voice in Science