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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Local views on tourism and conservation.
On top of the weekday work to get my initial recommendations ready for my last day at Andaman Discoveries, my last two weekends were consumed with “research”. One weekend on Koh Ra at the KohContinue reading
Ecotourism Sustainability in Phang Nga, Thailand, internships, students, sustainability, travel
Ecotourism: Green or Opaque?
It’s Thursday, and the color of the day is green, so I thought I would write a bit more on ecotourism — my focus for the summer. Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister of Thailand, isContinue reading