Monthly Archives: April 2011

Reflection on Sustainability: Cronon’s 2011 ASEH Plenary Address

Sustainability is the buzz word of the early twenty-first century. The Green Party of Canada runs their entire campaign based on the tenant of living and governing in a more environmentally sustainable way – but since they were barred from … Continue reading

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ASEH Phoenix: Days 2 and 3

The internet in my hotel room was very temperamental and instead of staying in the air conditioning longer than necessary the Canadian contingent went out and basked in temperatures well above freezing late into the night. As a result the … Continue reading

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ASEH Phoenix: Day 1

If you are a Twitter user the best way to follow what is happening at the ASEH in real-time is through the #ASEH2011. Continue reading

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Multi-Disciplinarity or Inter-Disciplinarity?

At the end of March I attended the Cross-Pollinations workshop at the University of Alberta. It was promoted as an interdisciplinary workshop to bring together scholars in disciplines across the arts and humanities. In attendance were individuals from english, history, … Continue reading

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STOP! Edmonton Environmental Advocacy circa 1970.

Madly putting the finishing touches on a guest lecture tomorrow morning and found a whole new treasure trove of researching fun right here in Edmonton. Back in the early 1970s a group of students at the University of Alberta formed … Continue reading

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Lessons from Environmental History: Success Through Past Failures

Pivotal moments in Canadian environmentalism are not restricted to successes; failures to produce change and instances where institutions created to promote a more sustainable way of living are also important. Continue reading

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