I would like to say that my family has gone “cold turkey” on paper products, but we haven’t. (more…)
In early November, I singlehandedly severed trade ties between two nation-states. The scenario was enacted to allow candidates of Virginia Tech’s Executive Master of Natural Resources program to practice negotiating skills, and the topic at hand was the construction of Laotian dams along the Mekong against the wishes of its neighboring states. (more…)
CLiGS South Africa Ecological Infrastructure Program is focused on the challenges of regional and urban planning in a water stressed biodiviersity hotspot such as South Africa. Focusing on strategies developing in the Western Cape and Durban areas, the CLiGS South Africa Program will provide graduate students and professionals an opportunity to explore innovative ecological infrastructure development policies and strategies and the unique challenges of developing sustainably in post-Apartheid South Africa through direct engagement with local partners. Join CLiGS South Africa Project for an opportunity to gain global experience while traveling and exploring this beautiful part of the world. SouthAfrica.pdf (10 downloads) .
I never understood the low recycling rates in the U.S. until I came face to face with the folks that don’t recycle. Being that 65% of Americans don’t recycle, it shouldn’t have surprised me that I already knew some of them and interacted with them daily. Yet, it did surprise me and spurned my curiosity for why they chose not to recycle. The main reasons turned out to be that: (more…)