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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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    Art displayed outside the airport in Mexico City; Photo: Tracey Coe
    Sustainability solutions across the border: Lessons from systems leaders in Mexico , article

    Executive MNR alum Tracey Coe writes about how her experiences during the program’s Global Study in Mexico redefined her understanding of systems leadership and what success looks like for an environmental professional.

    Date: Feb 14, 2023
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    El Monumento Ecuestre al General Manuel Belgrano en Buenos Aires. Photo by Paul Wagner
    From coastal city to high-altitude agriculture: a look at Argentina’s climate challenges , article

    Argentina is full of diverse landscapes and cultures, all subject to the harsh effects of climate change. MNR students venture to the Land of Silver to explore climate adaptation at global, federal, and local levels.

    Date: Jan 24, 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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    Richard is surveying at a local farm to design a cattle watering system. In fencing out waterways, the practice decreases non-point source pollution, mitigates erosion, and preserves bank vegetation.
    MNR alum Richard Gustafson advances sustainability in Appalachia’s farming community , article

    As the effects of climate change increase across the globe, localized conservation and sustainability approaches are more important than ever. Recent Master of Natural Resources graduate Richard Gustafson shares his experience working with landowners and farmers in Appalachia to prioritize their resource needs and the needs of the community while preserving the land for decades to come.

    Date: Jun 07, 2022
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    Saving the American French fry: climate change impacts on agriculture
    Saving the American French fry: climate change impacts on agriculture , article

    Online MNR student Brett Hundley examines climate adaptation strategies for potatoes grown in the U.S. Pacific Northwest as part of his program coursework.

    Date: Jul 06, 2021
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    Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa; Photo by Dr. Michael Mortimer*
    Climate change solutions from the other side of the world: Neil Dampier to lead a Global Study to South Africa , article

    CLiGS faculty and OMNR alum Neil Dampier grew up in apartheid-era South Africa. Now, he is teaching OMNR students about the connection between social inequality and natural resources disparity through the “Global Issues in Natural Resources” course, which includes a 10-Day Global Study in South Africa.

    Date: May 18, 2021
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    Director's Desk Video Series
    Director's Desk Video Series

    Whether we are talking about objects, experiences, or personality traits, authenticity tends to rank highly for most people. What is it about authenticity that makes it so important to us and what does it mean in the context of our increasingly simulacrum lives? Heartened by the recent COVID vaccination progress in the U.S., Dr. Mortimer explores our reasons for traveling and the topic of cultural authenticity, using the example of his favorite city in the world—Barcelona, Spain.

    Date: Mar 09, 2021
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    Is it time for a “meat tax”? OMNR student makes a case for sustainable steak. , article

    The amount of meat consumed around the world today is unsustainable for the health of our planet and its people. Yet it seems incredibly hard to change people’s habits. Jessica Naimy, an Online MNR student explores an idea of “a meat tax,” as a possible solution to reducing global meat consumption.

    Date: Jan 12, 2021
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    Can the pandemic force us to build better food systems?
    Can the pandemic force us to build better food systems? , article

    “Exploring the space where landscape architecture and urban planning overlap, I seek to understand causes and explore solutions to social injustice from a different perspective. Food policy, food systems resilience, and urban agriculture are the areas of deep interest to me,” says Lynda S. Ramirez-Blust, a student in our Urban Ecology course.

    Date: Nov 12, 2020