With the passing of October, Planet Experts looks back on the stories we ran this month and decides which were the most important to the environment, and to the planet as a whole. This time, though, we’re going to be a little biased, since these two stories were the ones that meant the most to the Planet Experts staff. We’ve rounded up the five best stories we reported on this month, the five stupidest, the four scariestthe four coolest, but now we’re going to pat ourselves on the back and heave a collective sigh of relief.

Planet Experts experienced some major growth in 2015, and these last few months have seen a whirlwind of activity. Not only did we participate in the We First 4th Annual Brand Leadership Summit, we also traveled down to Florida to get schooled by Al Gore at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training. We interviewed a bunch of people who are changing the planet and came back as stronger, more intelligent activists.

Check Out Our We First Video Series

Planet Experts CEO David Booth Gardner sat down with seven key members and participants of the We First Summit and learned some amazing things. Gardner talked sustainable sourcing with Timberland’s Sustainability Director…

With Jean Oelwang, President and Trustee of Virgin Unite, he discussed the challenges of reducing Virgin’s carbon footprint…

With Michael Kobori, Vice President, Sustainability at Levi Strauss, Gardner learned about the Better Cotton Initiative and the environmental impact of a single pair of jeans…

For more interviews, click on any of the links below:

Learn What It Means to Be an Environmental Leader

Late last month, The Climate Reality Project convened in Miami, Florida, to teach volunteers how to combat climate change misinformation and lead the next generation of environmentalists. Planet Experts spoke to four very special delegates at the event: Conservative energy activist Debbie Dooley; ocean conservationist Philippe Cousteau; Jr.; Sacha Mama founder Vanessa Hauc; and Climate Reality CEO Ken Berlin. Our article on Ms. Hauc will go live next week, but you can read the other three pieces by clicking on the links below:

For more of the top stories of October 2015, check out these lists:

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