Wetland Excursion

This is a paper I wrote for my environmental management class.  It tells a little of what I’ve learned and how I’m trying to pass that knowledge on.



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A Walk in the Park

As we climbed out of our car, I noticed what appeared to be Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) draped across the outer ring of trees.  We stopped momentarily while I explained some of the problems caused by the invasive plant and then quickly moved to the park entrance.  Continue reading

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

The Martin Prosperity Institute has released an interesting new article which details the financial gains and losses inherent with moves up the scales of analytical (up), social intelligence (way up) and physical (way down) skills.  The charts tell much of the story and the link below will fill in the gaps:

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Clinton Global Initiative 2010 – Day 1 is in the Books

Clinton Global Initiative | 2010 Annual Meeting Webcast | live.clintonglobalinitiative.org

Photo by: Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton

The Clinton Global Initiative 2010 Annual Meetings are in full swing! Bill Clinton started this organization in 2005, “to help our world move beyond the current state of globalization to a more integrated global community of shared benefits, responsibilities, and values.”

The Clinton Global Initiative focuses on the following four areas:

We’ve Gone Carbon Neutral!

Carbonfund.org | Make Your Website CarbonFree

Photo by: Bruno. C.

It’s a good news Friday!  CarbonFund.org, winner of the 2010 Best Carbon Offset Provider in TreeHugger’s Reader’s Choice awards offers tools for calculating the carbon footprint for businesses, as well as individuals.  The graphic below explains how it works.

The Dystopian Present Blog has taken advantage of the CarbonFund.org’s current promotion which is offering one year of free carbon offsets to bloggers.  I highly recommend taking them up on the offer!


Teach a Person to Fish – Valentin Abe

Valentin Abe (Photo - Flickr/david_shankbone)

Check out this set of short videos on Valentin Abe, the gentlemen who brought fish farming to Haiti.  This is a fine example of what a social entrepreneur can do to help people rise above poverty.  CNN International’s African Voices program had a nice piece on this Sunda.  Below is a link to a video from Time magazine, which recently awarded Mr. Abe as one of its 100 Most Influential People.  I enjoy seeing nice guys finish first!

Enjoy the videos.

4-Part Auburn Magazine Series

“The Fish Farmer:

Story of Valentin Abe”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4