This course (an Honors College course I’m happy to be to teaching this year) is already in progress, but I’d be curious to hear any comments on it. What would you include in a comparative overview of spiritual […]
Let’s face facts: Life in such cold climates as the one I live in (it was 8°F/-14°C here this morning) would hardly be possible, for us in such numbers as we are, without fossil fuels.
The harnessing of fos […]
It’s become a cliché for people in environmental, policy, and even corporate circles to talk about the “triple bottom-line,” or the “three pillars” or “three-legged stool,” of sustainability. Those “pillars” are a […]
The border war in eastern Ukraine is, it turns out, also about art. Or so this video (below) suggests.
It was made in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, after its military occupation by the separatist “Donetsk People’s […]
The Wabunowin Dawn Society in collaboration with the University of Vermont Environmental Program and the Steven Rubenstein Professorship for Environment and Natural Resources will be screening the new documentary […]
Spin the dial and see where it lands. Take several steps in that direction. Look around. Spin again.
1. Struggle, or The World at War Frame: We are at war. The war is between the good guys and the bad guys. […]
Here’s something I’ve written to accompany a reading and discussion of Arturo Escobar’s piece “Thinking-feeling with the Earth: Territorial Struggles and the Ontological Dimensions of the Epistemologies of the […]
Middlebury College professor emeritus and author John Elder gave the second Eco-Arts and Humanities talk this year, at Ira Allen Chapel on October 18, 2017. It was entitled “Stay together,/learn the […]
There is an irony in The Nature Conservancy’s headline heralding a “new study” that “finds nature is vital to beating climate change.” The sub-title adds that “Nature could cost-effectively deliver over a […]
I think it’s fair to say that the United States is in a state of cultural civil war.
It is cultural war in the sense that it is a war fought with signs and symbols rather than with guns — signs and symbols i […]
For those following the debate over the article “The Case for Colonialism,” the following adds little new. It’s mostly a way of summarizing the issue and collecting some useful links in one place.
There’s a […]
This post is a follow-up to my “case for a non-mammalian food ethic.” I’ve given that case some more thought and have decided that honesty requires more nuance than either continuing to call myself a (straight) […]
Here I go wading into a type of debate this blog does not often venture into: the debate surrounding Google employee James Damore’s firing for his ‘Ideological Echo Chamber’ manifesto. I find this to be a c […]
Here’s a brief report on some developments in the Environmental Arts and Humanities at the University of Vermont connected to BASTA!, the Lattie Coor Environmental Humanities Fellows, and the Steven Rubenstein […]
As part of its Ford Foundation supported Inequality Project, The Guardian is providing a provocative glimpse of Oxford geographer Danny Dorling’s important research into inequality and the environment. It should b […]