Category Archives: Environmentalism

Cross Pollinations

March 24-28 an interdisciplinary workshop is taking place at the University of Alberta. It is called Cross-Pollinations: Seeding New Ground for Environmental Thought & Activism across the Arts & Humanities and it includes public talks on March 24 and March … Continue reading

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Public Environmental History

How do we go about making environmental history more public? This is a difficult task and I think it requires a shift in thinking about the field. Continue reading

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Time and Place, Part III

From town to the fields, and tea around every corner.
Total Anne Count: 10 – finally cracked the double digits! Continue reading

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Carbon Footprints

There is no escaping the dreaded and guilt inducing term ‘carbon footprint.’ Recently a study by Harvard physicist Alexander Wissner-Gross came out stating the carbon impact of Google searches and visiting websites – online energy. What Wissner-Gross has found is … Continue reading

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Environmental History Backwards?

The standard approach of environmental history is to ask how human actions effect an environment or ecosystem. Even intellectual environmental histories are interested in how human ideas and philosophies about the natural world cause environmental changes. Reading about conservation, animals, … Continue reading

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Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a great idea. It uses a simple action – turning off the lights – to bring attention to climate change and global warming. But there is one glaring flaw in targeting lights and electricity as the symbol … Continue reading

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Amchitka Everywhere!

“Brothers and sisters in Greenpeace.  Greenpeace is beautiful and you are beautiful because you are here tonight.  You came here because you are not on a death trip.  You believe in life.  You believe in peace.  And you want them … Continue reading

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