Monthly Archives: December 2012

Biking Accident

I know this blog is technically “closed,” but I wanted to share this article with everyone. It applies directly to what we discussed last class and it’s so sad that it happened to a Skidmore alumn.   Continue reading

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Website Research

In the beginning of our research project, when we chose our person to interview and learn about, I wanted to meet Karen Totino more out of curiosity than anything else. My family is one that strives to be a green … Continue reading Continue reading

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Sustainability At Skidmore

For my final blog post, I thought it would be prudent to offer a few thoughts on the “green scene” at Skidmore, which I feel is pretty good.  Walking around Skidmore, it’s impossible to avoid seeing evidence of the pro-environmental … Continue reading Continue reading

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In Conclusion

In class awhile back, in relation to Ed Abbey, Michael brought up the idea of microcosm versus macrocosm. As the semester concludes I find myself looking back at old entries on this blog and thinking about this idea. The microcosm, … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Lorax

Awhile back in class we discussed how children’s books can influence the reader without them realizing it. One way that I think that the books can influence the reader is by the use of rhythm. When a word rhythms with … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Part or Apart?

I think the most important question that Professor Marx raised in his talk about humans and the natural world is whether or not people are a part of or apart from the natural environment. I think there is a large … Continue reading Continue reading

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We affect the environment, it affects us in return…

I do recognize the fact that this source is not entirely accurate, but I couldn’t help noticing it and finding it relevant to our class. The story of the article is very similar to those in Silent Spring. 1) Humans use … Continue reading Continue reading

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Too late to save the earth?

When Alina and I interviewed Jeff Olson of Alta Planning and Design, a topic that he focused on for some time was whether or not individuals still have the ability to exact positive change on the environment. He referenced Bill McKibben’s article, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Eco Terrorism: Revisited

After writing our “any means necessary” papers in response to eco-terrorism, I began to think about the role of government when dealing with environmental issues. Based on the government’s slow and inefficient reputation, I can understand and sympathize with extremist … Continue reading Continue reading

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Reminiscence of Muir

Throughout the process of this project, I have been continuously reminded of John Muir by Jerry and my interview subject, Rabbi Linda Motzkin. In our interview, she put a lot of emphasis on experiencing wilderness and the spiritual wonder that … Continue reading Continue reading

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