June 8, 2014
June 8, 2014
The drought's toll on California has been measured mostly in terms of idled cropland, dried up domestic wells and brown lawns. Less visible but more devastating has been damage to native fish that struggle for survival in the best of times.
Four years of drought — and the accompanying relaxation of environmental standards by state regulators — have compounded the harm of dams and diversions that long ago thwarted fish migration and destroyed habitat.
Inspired by new scientific studies of the human body as a metabiome, Dr. Dupuis reimagines the American body politic through a new metaphor — digestion — opening social transformations to ideas of mixing, fermentation, and collaboration. In doing so, she explores how social activists can rethink politics as inclusive processes that involve the inherently risky mixing of cultures, standpoints, and ideas.Purchase Dangerous Digestion at Amazon. Peconic Bay: Four Centuries of History on Long Island's North and South Forks Marilyn E. Weigold, PhD Professor of history, University Historian, and assistant chair of the Department of Economics, History and Political Science
Peconic Bay has a rich sense of place built over the course of centuries. There is surprising depth to its history and Marilyn’s telling of it . . . while also performing the historian’s duty to link that history to the present day. She sees an America imprinted by its past and challenged by its future, and a people still wondering, “whether humans can live in peace and harmony with the natural environment and . . . with our fellow human beings on a global level.” From the Introduction by John Cronin.Purchase Peconic Bay at Amazon.
The Gen En Campaign is about the pillars of our energy future. Launched by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies it will spend the year examining energy as know it today -- and how to make our lives simpler, our travels swifter, and our technology smarter.
We are Gen En because our time is now. We focus on energy because it is both our challenge and our opportunity; environment because real-world solutions take into account sustainability and well-being; entrepreneurship because we cannot create an energy future with an antiquated portfolio engagement because powering the future necessitates a global community of citizens taking part.
Pace Academy’s FoodYou Campaign is about the way that our choices, as individuals and as a society, intersect with the environment. During this 2013-2014 awareness initiative, we will examine some of the many pieces that are set in motion by what we put on our plates. Through events and partnerships, the campaign will broaden the Pace community’s understanding of our global food system. We’ll be talking about the FoodYou engineer, grow, kill, need, take, waste, trade, and share. Watch for updates about the developing campaign here.
As part of Pace Academy's 007 Campaign, 120 Pace University students and faculty marched a mile with buckets of water on their heads, in solidarity with those in the developing world who must retrieve water for their families through difficult circumstances.For the students’ efforts, $5,000 was donated to Engineers Without Borders to create a community water well in Tanzania. More about the 007 campaign . . .