• Leading the Way from Forests to Faucets

    Leading the Way from Forests to Faucets

    Forests improve our drinking water by reducing sedimentation and removing excess nutrients from the surface water. CLiGS recently interviewed Buck Kline about his experiences as a leader of efforts to improve forests and water.

    more
  • Trust Theory in Natural Resource Management

    Trust Theory in Natural Resource Management

    In an article titled The Multidimensionality of Trust: Applications in Collaborative Natural Resource Management, the authors break down four distinct forms that trust can take under the natural resource management umbrella.

    more
  • Students Study Sustainable Livelihoods & Biodiversity Conservation in India

    Students Study Sustainable Livelihoods & Biodiversity Conservation in India

    Students spent ten days in India to conduct a cross-sector assessment of sustainable livelihood programs in the western Terai-Arc Tiger Conservation Landscape, using tiger conservation as a framework for their project.

    more
  • CLiGS Announces Two New Fellows

    CLiGS Announces Two New Fellows

    CLiGS Affiliates are partners within the Center’s network of experts who contribute to the mission of building leadership for global sustainability through engagement, research, teaching, and relationship-building around the world.

    more

Blog

GirlSmoking

To Smoke or Not to Smoke, that is the Environmental Question!

For a minute, consider the environmental impacts of worldwide tobacco usage instead of the health risks that are associated with it. As a former smoker, the thought never crossed my mind to explore the cumulative

Darin Liston is an affiliate at the Virginia Tech Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability and an alumnus of the Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program.

Be the Example You Want to See

Wanting to break out of his Navy mold, Darin Liston pondered his next move. “I thought natural resources was a better fit for me in the long run; helping to save the planet,” rather than being a government

Engineer in datacenter server room. Photo credit: Mentora.

Global Cooling?

In today’s modern world there have been a lot of revolutionary innovations that allow us to live the way we do - automobiles, electronics...and air conditioning. Although cooling systems may not be widely considered