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Poverty the Real Threat

Just because someone does not live in a developing country does not mean they are better off. Nobel pricing winning economist Amartya Sen views development as empowering people to lead a life they find meaningful. Meaningfulness is a relative concept. Being able to follow other’s consumption patterns or get health care or send your child …

Breakneck Creek project

The video looks at the impacts of erosion along a section of Breakneck Creek. the project seeks to transform the relationship between the creek and the town. Long taken for granted and ignored, Breakneck Creek threatens the area and also offers opportunities. This video was done for the members of a class looking at how …

Sustainability as a discipline

Introduction to what we do in sustainability? Sustainability emerged as a discipline to support addressing the dynamic complexity of modern life. Sustainability is a discipline for managing the challenges presented by global change. It looks to transition society and also the practice of science . 1]Pahl-Wostl, C., Giupponi, C., Richards, K., Binder, C., de Sherbinin, …

Forces: Controlling the Narrative

I am amazed that some people believe that wearing face masks is a government plot. What would be the motivation and what is there to gain? Refusing to wear face mask as an act of defiance is on par with speeding in a school zone. I can imagine someone saying “No one is going to …

Think Piece: What is Reality?

As a species, we achieve amazing outcomes from landing some on the moon to curing diseases. Yet extreme poverty and other social injustices still thrive in our society. Much of our success can be attributed to our mastery of reductionist science. Reductionist science sees the world as a big machine. Reductionist thinking goes, if scientists …

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