When we insist on shared values and universal human experiences, we erase these productive differences and cripple the potential for equitable collaboration.
conservation, Duke Marine Lab, environmental economics, environmental policy, forests, internships, marine studies, Monitoring for Community Engagement in Filipino Mangrove Restoration, students, sustainability, travel
Gleaning from the Gleaners
How do you learn from those with whom you can’t communicate? This question has posed a methodological and ethical quandary as I work on community-based mangrove restoration with Marine Conservation Philippines. My research explores localContinue reading
conservation, environmental economics, environmental policy, forests, internships, Monitoring for Community Engagement in Filipino Mangrove Restoration, students, sustainability, travel
Questioning Our Roots
“Hi Joe!” I hear this cheery call often while doing community-based conservation in the Philippines. Filipinos frequently call foreigners “Joe.” It’s a rich, if casual, reference to the military nature of U.S.-Filipino relations: “Joe” derivesContinue reading
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What is Behavioral Energy Efficiency? (Part 2 of 2)
As I introduced in my last blog post, behavioral energy efficiency, sometimes called occupancy engagement in the context of building efficiency, is a growing field. However, it is not an area yet well-understood by RMIContinue reading
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Where Did All The Hyenas Go?
When I began writing this blog, I mentioned that I am particularly interested in the resident large carnivores of Neuras, both leopards and spotted hyenas. Since those early posts, I have not mentioned hyenas once.Continue reading
Conservation or photo op?
Earlier this month Thailand named two new Ramsar sites. One of these sites — the Koh Phra Thong and Koh Ra Archipelago — is just a few miles from the Andaman Discoveries office. AD conductsContinue reading
The Tourism Authority of Thailand is sponsoring a volunteer tourist, or ‘voluntourist’, competition to raise awareness of socially responsible travel. The Little Big Project selected 10 finalists to volunteer at five destinations around Thailand. EachContinue reading