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South Africa Program Offers Food for Thought
December 13, 2018 —
BY LINDSAY KEY – DECEMBER 13, 2018 When Sophie Parker began her search for a master’s degree program three years ago, she had already spent six years working as a quality assurance specialist for NASA, as well as six years as an officer in the United States Air Force. “As a mid-career professional, I wanted the ability to design my program to suit my interests and the demands of my career,” said Parker. “As a Veteran, I needed a program… Read More
Reviving Our Environmental Connection
December 10, 2018 — Syed Shahid

Concepts of sustainability have been around for millennia and passed down from generation to generation. Folktales and religious scriptures contributed to this inherited sense of environmental stewardship. As seen through the example of Inuit culture, survival in many cases depended upon a balance between man’s needs and the environment. In “Hijacking Sustainability,” the author tells of traditional folktales of polar bears helping the Inuit stay alive in their harsh environment by providing them with food and companionship (Parr, Adrian. Hijacking Sustainability.… Read More
Sustainability and the Private Sector
December 6, 2018 — Marshall B. Distel

In recent years, the concept of corporate sustainability has come to the forefront of debates on how to achieve global sustainability. Corporate sustainability is often discussed in conjunction with sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, but it can be defined simply as a corporate management paradigm that has evolved away from the traditional growth and profit-maximization model into a new model that recognizes the importance of environmental protection, social equity and economic development (Wilson, 2003). Corporations are becoming more active… Read More
Equestrians and the Cascadia Corridor (Part III)
December 3, 2018 — Martha Wehling

[In Part I of this three-part series (November 19th), Master of Natural Resources (MNR) student, Martha Wehling, discussed the urbanization in the Pacific Northwest's Cascadia corridor and its impacts on both cities and rural areas, with a specific focus on equestrian recreational facilities. Part II (November 26th) introduced the methods used to incentivize dense growth in Cascadia's megacities, in part, to maintain surrounding rural areas. In this final installment, Martha presents how agriculture or equine overlays can help support urban… Read More
Equestrians and the Cascadia Corridor (Part II)
November 26, 2018 — Martha Wehling

[In Part I of this three-part series, published on November 19th, Master of Natural Resources (MNR) student Martha Wehling discusses the urbanization in the Pacific Northwest's Cascadia corridor and its impacts on both cities and rural areas, with a specific focus on equestrian recreational facilities. In this episode, Martha introduces the methods used to incentivize dense growth in Cascadia's megacities, in part, to maintain surrounding rural areas.] To ensure the Cascadia megacity continues to provide its residents with healthy, wealthy,… Read More