Category: forests

Anne Martin
alumni, climate, conservation, energy, environmental health, environmental policy, ESC, forests, marine studies, sustainability, travel, water

Lessons from the Road

Be it the vision of the Amazon, or a view from the shore of a different sea…soil of a different texture or a tree with bark made of colors we have never before witnessed…a language we don’t know or a new alignment of the stars…may we be thankful for the time to reflect, and the chance to stand in wonder of life, to bask in the newness…thankful for the reminder that we are alive.

Anne Martin
alumni, climate, conservation, environmental economics, environmental health, environmental policy, ESC, forests, marine studies, sustainability, travel, water

The Sour Side of Pineapple Production

Costa Rica has developed an international reputation for being an especially green, environmentally-minded country. It’s reforestation efforts, extensive national park system, wildlife protections, and renewable energy goals have made it a leader in environmental management.

Unfortunately, the agricultural and food production practices employed by the country’s large-scale producers (and increasingly many small-scale producers as well) are not aligned with these policies.