Learning & sustainable practices

By: Asmalina Saleh, Peer Educator Intern How can we best define learning? At its core, learning can be thought of as a change in one's behavior over time as a result of one's experiences. From a sociocultural perspective, learning is a two-way interaction between the person and the environment, be it material or the social … Continue reading Learning & sustainable practices

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Adapting the Antidote

By Mary RoperIn addition to holding our positions this summer, each of us IUOS interns is enrolled in a one-credit hour class where we learn about the inner workings of sustainability-driven initiatives that are implemented throughout our campus. While the first part of our class focused on Scott Russell Sanders' book, A Conservationist Manifesto, in … Continue reading Adapting the Antidote

A Vicious Cycle

By: Jessica Stavole, Energy and Built Environment Working Group Project Intern Energy consumption patterns seem to trend in the same general direction; the more we consume in our daily behaviors, the more that is produced, imported or transmitted.  The development of renewable and alternative technologies seems to also follow a similar cycle of simple economics; … Continue reading A Vicious Cycle