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Recommended link: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre

I have embarked on sequences of new posts which examine a number of ideas from books I have recently read. These ideas relate to where our society is heading and what we as individuals might be able to do about that. 506 more words

Civilisation Building

Spring: sunshine and glory. But: What is wrong with us?

A cloudless sky, the sun warm on my shoulders – one of the first days when it’s felt as if the long tramp through winter’s cold is over.

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Poetry

Bill McKibben on Campus

I’m going to one of the best research universities in the country, yet I can admit that I rarely make it out to speaker events unless I am coerced by a friend to go. 438 more words

Learning Always

I am lucky enough to be one of the first Texas Tech University undergraduate students to present an essay at the Sowell Collection Conference.  Presenting at the conference entailed researching, editing multiple drafts, and practicing the essay over and over.  726 more words

Literature

Beautiful Destruction photographer hopes book sparks constructive dialogue on oilsands

For anyone who has witnessed the heated environment-versus-industry oilsands debate in Alberta, suggesting it might be partially cooled through the power of art may seem more than a little optimistic. 915 more words

Local Arts

Why targeting U.S. college portfolios won’t stop climate change

In 2011, 350.org founder Bill McKibben and other environmental activists launched a divestment campaign that, over time, has expanded across university campuses and become part of the backdrop in the climate change conversation. 834 more words

Energy