Post Archives from the ‘Education’ Category

My Sustainable Community…

Posted on: March 27th, 2013 by
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead. People who know me the best, know that I have a hard time closing things, like cabinet doors.  Growing up, I could never sneak and get something out of the kitchen because my mother could always tell when I was Continue reading the story "My Sustainable Community…"

The Pursuit of (Im)perfect Fruit

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by
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There is no secret.  I am a vegan.  As a friend put it today, “the produce section is safe for you” and has always been my first and sometimes only stop in the grocery store.  But yesterday during my weekly shopping spree of goodness, I picked up what I thought were just a bag of oranges.  When I got home: I happened to scan the Continue reading the story "The Pursuit of (Im)perfect Fruit"

Emissions Trading vs. Environmental Justice

Posted on: January 31st, 2013 by

Recently, a friend who does sustainability work for one of the largest defense companies (she will remain anonymous for this piece) brought up the ethical dilemma she faces regarding emissions trading in her industry.  Yesterday, in my environmental and ecological regulatory compliance lecture, this issue was seen as one that could not only help companies balance prices overtime without buying new equipment to measure up Continue reading the story "Emissions Trading vs. Environmental Justice"

What sustainability means to me.

Posted on: January 28th, 2013 by
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This is probably the number one question that I receive.  When people think of sustainability, they think of the environment which is true, but it is so much more.  Being a chapter leader of Net Impact, a club which shows how to use business skills for environmental and social change, many people confuse this club as being the "recycling club".  This used to offend me, Continue reading the story "What sustainability means to me."