- Chuck Leavell: Growing A Better America: Smart, Strong and Sustainable
"We're experiencing phenomenal growth in America, but as we go forward is that growth going to be rapid, rampant, and reckless or can it be smart, strong, and sustainable?"
- Michigan man translates environmental research for public via YouTube
Dozens of leading scientists advise Sinclair, he says, and have began inviting him to join their international research and data-gathering explorations. "They know that they're challenged by communication," he says, "and they know that's a skillset that just a lot of them don't have."
- Pure Michigan Focuses on Conservation, not Preservation
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, she says, the MUCC unites citizens to conserve, protect and enhance our natural resources through communication, education and advocacy. "We really want to protect peoples' rights to hunt and trap, we want to engage people," McDonough says, "and we want to help people foster a stewardship ethic."
- WMEAC and Grand Valley to Recognize Outstanding Women Environmentalists
The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and Grand Valley State University are presenting the second annual Women & Environment Symposium on Friday, Feb. 15 at the L.V. Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids.
- Impressive Local Conservancy Helps Ensure Chippewa Riverís Future Well-Being
The CWC has developed an excellent interactive, web-based map of the Chippewa River, from Barryton to Midland. Also available in hard copy, the digital map provides, at the click of your mouse, clear and succinct information on a number of recreational venues along the river.
MSU unleashes new sustainability specialization
- Geoff Habron talks with Kirk Heinze on WJR
Students at Michigan State University can now receive credit on their transcript for their active work in sustainability.
Geoff Habron is an associate professor of fisheries and wildlife at MSU and is the director of the new sustainability specialization at the university. He talks with Kirk Heinze about the program that hits the ground this fall.
“It’s been overwhelming, the number of students who are already in the system who are just waiting for the specialization to happen,” says Habron.
Habron says the first class in the specialization is already full with 30 students from 16 different majors on campus ranging from packaging to studio art.
The director says the diversity of the students is a way to monitor the success of the specialization.
“We hope they will leave here with a common understanding of sustainability,” Habron says. “But we also expect that for every single student that comes through, they will have a unique interaction with the idea of sustainability in terms of their major and in terms of who they are as an individual.”
The specialization offers three different types of classes: An introductory class, a practicum class where students are involved in hands on projects in sustainability, and a portfolio capstone where students show they have achieved the various competencies required for the program. Students will also take 11 elective courses related to sustainability.
Click on the arrow above to hear Habron’s July 30 Greening of the Great Lakes conversation with Kirk Heinze. Greening of the Great Lakes airs Fridays at 7 p.m. on News/Talk 760 WJR.
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