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Dr. Bruce Hull
India Series, Part 1: Real-Time Tragedy in Agrarian Paradise
June 4, 2019 — Bruce Hull

Khonoma is a village of 3-4000 people that had thrived for centuries in what looks like an agrarian paradise nestled in the steep and rugged hillsides of Nagaland in northeast India, near Burma. Rich cultural traditions are proudly commemorated, shared, and celebrated. Villagers note that their ancestors successfully resisted Britain’s colonial efforts. The decision circles, pictured above, are where community members gather to speak, resolve conflict, and plan for the future. It is where village elders, years back, devised policies that… Read More
Holly Wise
XMNR19 students to embark on a journey to Egypt
May 23, 2019 —
BY ALEC MASELLA – MAY 23, 2019 In the fall of this year, students and faculty in the Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program will be visiting Egypt. This is our program’s first Global Study in the country, and everyone is excited to learn why and how Egypt has become such an important player in global sustainability. A key location for environmentalists and historians alike, Egypt is a global icon known for its roots in trade, agriculture, and travel.… Read More
David Robertson
Climate Professional: a Career Path for Sustainability Leaders
May 16, 2019 — David Robertson

Global sustainability professionals are a diverse lot, with a wide variety of sub-groups. For example, did you know that there are literally thousands of “climate professionals” working directly or indirectly on climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives in the United States alone? These climate professionals are based in urban and rural areas throughout the country. They operate at local, national, and international scales within and across all sectors, including business, government, and civil society organizations. While these climate professionals are widely… Read More
David Robertson
Are Green Jobs Looking Even Greener?
May 9, 2019 — David Robertson

Recent reports by GreenBiz, the National Association of Environmental Management (NAEM), Acre, and others suggest that career opportunities for global sustainability professionals are numerous and lucrative. Let’s take a look at some of those findings and what they mean for graduate students seeking career advancement or change. There are more jobs in the sustainability field, and they are more accessible to newcomers and outsiders. This may be especially true in the business sector. According to GreenBiz’s State of the Profession… Read More
Jennifer Wills
Seven “soft skills” to stay professionally relevant
May 2, 2019 — Jennifer Wills

According to a recent jobs report by the World Economic Forum, the future of the workforce will require interpersonal and leadership skills (e.g., empathy, collaboration), and this is as true for global sustainability professionals as it is for other careers. The report emphasizes that “‘Human’ skills such as creativity, originality and initiative, critical thinking, persuasion, and negotiation will likewise retain or increase their value, as will attention to detail, resilience, flexibility and complex problem-solving. Emotional intelligence, leadership and social influence,… Read More