Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Sustainability in Self-Reliance

For most college students, a month-long winter break implies relaxation and recuperation, a time to indulge in the comforts of home, family, and too much holiday food. While I myself share in the appreciation of these sentiments, my winter break … Continue reading

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Antarctica Trip Highlights

My interest in Antarctica started when I was 11 years old. While presenting to my 5th grade class on pH levels, a scientist from the U.S. Geological Survey mentioned his recent trip to a research base in the Antarctic.  As … Continue reading

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Sustainable development in Kerala

Sustainable development was a central theme of the class Eco-sensitive Low-cost Housing in which twenty-four students from all over the United States and parts of Canada participated in this winter break. The class focused on efforts from a non-profit organization … Continue reading

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Providing Low Cost Eco Sensitive Housing

Trivandrum!! I have only been in the coastal city of Trivandrum for a week now, but because of the intensive course, Eco-sensitive Low-cost Housing, I feel like I have been here for a month. The class takes place in the … Continue reading

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Great winter birding along the Iowa River

The Iowa River deserves better treatment that it’s been receiving over the past 100 years. As our state’s namesake river and the body of water that passes through Iowa City and the University of Iowa campus, the river defines us. The … Continue reading

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