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    The wine cellar of Castello di Verrazzano in Chianti, Italy; Photo: Michael Mortimer
    Urban food security: old wine in a new bottle , article

    Back from the recent MNR Global Study trip to Italy, Center Director Michael Mortimer examines the concept of short supply chains, or the zero-kilometer approach, a sustainable norm in managing agricultural supply and demand in Europe for hundreds of years and a possible way forward today.

    Date: May 23, 2023
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    Dr. Omchand Mahdu on a chimp tracking trip in Uganda.
    Wildlife conservation: tracking chimpanzees in the wild forests of Uganda , article

    While working in Uganda, Dr. Omchand Mahdu had the opportunity to go chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park, where he learned firsthand about our closest relatives and efforts to protect them.

    Date: Apr 11, 2023
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    Bellreguard water treatment plant, Valencia, Spain; Photo: Michael Mortimer
    Water security—the humanity of it all , article

    Water is a critical precondition for enduring human prosperity, but who owns it? Center Founder Dr. Michael Mortimer reflects on the ways water security is provided or guaranteed and the questions water rights raise in communities.

    Date: Dec 06, 2022
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    Rovaniemi Airport, Lapland, Finland; Photo: Michael Mortimer
    Finnish Lapland: authentically inauthentic or something altogether more wicked? , article

    When it comes to climate change, the Arctic displays some of its most dramatic effects. Dr. Michael Mortimer introduces us to the Finnish Lapland and the many challenges that make it a fascinating destination for students of sustainability.

    Date: Aug 16, 2022
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    Meteora, a rock formation in central Greece, home to one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, Greece; Photo by Michael Mortimer
    Tourist vs. tourist: Forget future generations, what do we do now? , article

    As many of us are packing our bags for summer getaways or going through pictures of recent trips, it is important to take a moment to reflect on the impacts of our travel choices. A seasoned world traveler, CLiGS Founding Director Dr. Michael Mortimer offers a perspective on the sustainability of tourism in the long term and now.

    Date: Jul 19, 2022
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    The Kvarken Archipelago, Finland, a Natural UNESCO World Heritage Site; Photo by Hendrik Morkel
    CLiGS Global Study returns with a first-time trip to the Baltic Sea , article

    For the first time in two years, MNR students traveled on a Global Study trip, and to a new pairing of destinations—Finland and Estonia—where they learned about how governments and industries are transforming economies and landscapes in response to global warming.

    Date: Jun 21, 2022
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    How to unify a hybrid workplace with purpose as the centerpiece
    How to unify a hybrid workplace with purpose as the centerpiece , article

    “The desire for purpose is deeply human. And a shared purpose forges common bonds among individuals and groups. Cement relationships and ensure unity in your hybrid workplace by making a clear and inspiring purpose the centerpiece,” advises Kathy Miller Perkins, organizational psychologist and one of our Career Coaches.

    Date: May 03, 2022
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    Trish Kenlon, VT MNR Career Coach Blog Post; photo Francisco Moreno, Unsplash
    Tips for eco-anxious sustainability professionals , article

    As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day, many feel a profound sense of dread about our planet’s future. Trish Kenlon, founder of Sustainable Career Pathways and one of our Career Coaches, shares these insightful tips to help sustainability professionals stay positive.

    Date: Apr 19, 2022
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    A new course teaches sustainability students how to manage risk, rationally
    A new course teaches sustainability students how to manage risk, rationally , article

    “We face risks every day and we make decisions about which risks to ignore, which to assess and manage in systematic ways, and which to panic about,” says Dr. Paul Wagner. “This is critical for fields such as global sustainability which confront challenges of understanding, identifying, and communicating risks across cultures.”

    Date: Mar 15, 2022
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    Leaders, bring your best to the world through values promoting your mental health
    Leaders, bring your best to the world through values promoting your mental health , article

    Not feeling refreshed after the holidays? You might be burnt out. Examine the internal motivators that may be limiting your well-being and the positive impact you wish to bring to your leadership and the world.

    Date: Jan 18, 2022

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