Sustainability Blogs @ Dickinson
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ALLARM's Marcellus Monitoring Toolkit:
study design has been developed for projects with the goal of
monitoring small streams and their watersheds for early detection of the
impacts from Marcellus Shale gas extraction in Pennsylvania.
Biking @ Dickinson:
The Biking @ Dickinson Blog serves as a
resource for members of the Dickinson and Carlisle community looking to
find information on The Handlebar (Dickinson's Bike Co-op), Dickinson Green Bikes, Dickinson Red
Bikes, & local biking events, bike routes and campus and community biking news.
is a fluid organization that continues to grow as recent Dickinson
graduates that studied in Cameroon were inspired by their study abroad
experience. They will return in November 2012 to engage in urban
agriculture, women’s empowerment, and microfinancing projects, while
working in conjunction with UTAMTSI, a fair-trade, organic coffee
Communism and the Environment:
course blog for “Communism and the Environment,” History 315/
Environmental Studies 311 at Dickinson College. The class explored
issues including Marxist philosophy and the environment; the responses
of the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba to environmental issues; a
comparison of environmental issues in Eastern Europe before and after
1989; and “eco-socialism,” today.
Dickinson College Organic Farm:
The 50-acre living laboratory uses this blog to share information about farm programs & events, the campus supported agriculture program (CSA), community outreach, news, and partnerships. This blog is currently the main web presence for this amazing resource for our community.
delegation from Dickinson College attended the 15th United Nations
Conference on Climate Change (COP15) in December 2009 and Dickinson
students filmed as much of it as they could. Watch interviews with
representatives of government, UN agencies, and civil society, business,
and scientific organizations with the goal of helping YOU get an inside
view of the conference!
Dickinson to Durban (COP17):
was the Dickinson College’s Global Climate Change Africa Mosaic Blog.
This was a group of Dickinson College students and faculty members who
attended COP17 in Durban, South Africa as part of a year of intensive
study and research about global climate change science, consequences and
international policy, with a focus on Africa.
Dickinson to Durban COP17 Video Database:
This Dickinson COP17 Interview Database is a searchable video archive of interviews with delegates to the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP17 brought an estimated 20,000 delegates from 190+ nations to Durban, South Africa from 28 November through 9 December 2011 to discuss strategies for addressing global climate change and negotiate collaborative actions.
blog was the product of a course at Dickinson College held in the Fall
2010 and is now a continuation of that course and conversation into a
discussion group for the greater Dickinson and Carlisle community in
2011-12. Many resources are assignments, thoughts, and resources from
the original course, with content to grow as the discussion continues.
An Eco-Rep is a sustainability representative and mentor for a residence hall that educates his or her peers about sustainable living practices. Check out this blog for a list of current Eco-Reps and updates on programming.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS):
is a powerful technology for managing, analyzing, and visualizing
spatial data and geographically-referenced information. See what
Dickinson College is doing to utilize this technology.
The Idea Fund supports student-innovators who design projects to enhance the social and / or environmental atmosphere of any aspect of the entire Dickinson College community by offering project consulting, revolving loans and innovation grants for project development.
Living in a World of Limits:
This blog was a space for participants in Dickinson College’s faculty study group Living in a World of Limits, and students in the Baird Honors Colloquium, to share and examine ideas about a critical challenge of the 21st century: improving the human condition, equitably, sustainably and within limits that protect the natural environment during their interactions with Michael Shellenberger, David Orr, Bill McKibben and other guests during Spring 2013.
Localmotive Bike Tour 2011:
Three Dickinson students share their story of biking 4,000 miles across the country to connect girls with their local food chains by working together to support community- based agricultural projects, as well as to encourage girls to stay healthy by participating in recreational activities.
LUCE Semester (From the Bay to the Bayou):
Dickinson College watershed-based integrated field semester (funded by a
grant from the Henry Luce Foundation and therefore called the Luce
Semester) involves three weeks of travel from Carlisle, PA to coastal
Louisiana and back, from November 3 – November 23, 2009. Follow their
Seeding the Future Conference:
The conference, held October 14-15, 2011 at Dickinson, focused on beginning, improving, and utilizing farms and gardens in undergraduate liberal arts education. The blog archives all presentations, keynote addresses, and outcomes.
“E”, Dickinson's online environmental newspaper, offers monthly
reflections on many different sustainability-related topics, such as
health, energy, and ecology. The context of any given piece ranges from
the Dickinson community to the international level, and the newspaper
features a variety of mediums, including visual art, essays, articles,
Writing Science News:
taking this class learn how to communicate scientific news effectively.
They use this blog over the course of the semester to practice their
writing skills and to make vital information accessible to the public.
For a full list of Dickinson Blogs visit our searchable Blog Homepage.