The title of this entry is that of an outstanding book written by Jeff Rubin, chief economist for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Suffice to say the guy is pretty credible. The book is a brilliant, objective, theoretical application of economics to how our global systems are dependent upon [the rapidly depleting supply of] oil. It's no fiction novel, so I'll spare the spoiler alert. Rubin provides brutally honest insights to how our world will change (within our lifetime) as cheap and...Read More
This semester I have been exposed to some outstanding literature in NR 701, Ecological Ethics and Values. This has by far been of my favorite courses of the Env. Conservation Studies curriculum because unlike policy, science, and economics courses, NR 701 has been the first (and only) course that was based primarily on exploring my own ecological ethics and values.
I encourage EVERYONE to pick up one (or all) of these books for their relation to sustainability. Rest assured you will think...Read More
Do you have derelict computer equipment piling up in storage? Unsure how to safely dispose of them? Great news! UNH IT has recently implemented the new Safe Electronic Equipment Disposal (SEED) program! Once a month SEED will collect computers/keyboards/printers/misc components at One Leavitt Lane. You simply need to complete a short form detailing what you will be dropping off, which SEED will then use to verify that your equipment has been safely "cleaned" of its data.
You can learn more...Read More
Maude Barlow’s March 4th public lecture at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is cancelled due to unforeseen travel complications.
The lecture is being rescheduled for later this spring or fall. Questions? Contact Us at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maude Barlow, the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, chair of the board of Food & Water Watch, and former first senior advisor on water to the President of the United Nations, was to give an address on “ The Global Water Crisis...Read More
It seems appropriate, as yesterday's rain and balmy temperatures reveal broad swaths of green across campus, to share this video featuring UNH Ph.D. student Elizabeth Burakowski. It's from a group of outdoor recreationalists called Protect Our Winters, which describes itself as "a tax exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to reversing the global warming crisis by uniting the winter sports community and focusing our collective efforts towards a common goal."
As a bonus to folks more...Read More
Rather than tour the Everglades at 30 mph on a noisy, gas-powered fan boat, yesterday Marli and I opted for a more discreet opportunity to explore the backcountry of southern Florida. At the Audobon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, just 15 minutes outside of Naples, we witnessed some spectacular natural gems peppered along a 2.25-mile boardwalk. The 3-5' high boardwalk took two young carpenters six months to build and neatly snakes around trees in a commendable effort to minimally impact the wet...Read More
Recycle as much as you can! RecycleMania, a 10-week competition between over 500 colleges and universities across the country, is happening now (January 17-March 27, 2010). Over the competition, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita and the least amount of trash per capita. Join us now in recycling all of your aluminum and steel cans, glass, paper, magazines, newspaper, old mail, catalogues,...Read More
This month the Sustainability: The Journal of Record reviewed “The Sustainable Learning Community: One University’s Journey to the Future.”
Interested in what they had to say? Check out the review here! You can also subscribe to the journal for full issues.
Want more? To order your copy of “The Sustainable Learning Community: One University’s Journey to the Future,” visit the University Press of New England.
Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars now: John Aber and Tom Kelly will be doing...Read More
...just like the ones I used want to know!"
As the holiday season approaches I encourage everyone to consider how you can reduce your impact (and save a little money) in this time of consumption. A few weeks ago I had decided to make a personal statement this year by wrapping all of my presents in newspaper (with the TNH in fact). As fate would have it, I was flipping through the TNH this morning and found an article advocating the same exact thing! It stated that if every American wrapped just...Read More