By Greg Kowalski Sustainability Studies intern This summer I will be doing my internship with Garry Harrington at Rum Village park on the city’s south side. I am hoping that together we can both figure out how to meet the current needs of the park without compromising its ability to meet its future needs so… Read more »
Interns Sustain the Future
What interns do and learn as Sustainability Studies students.
Bryan Good Sustainability Studies student My journey down the path of sustainability is a sandwich with a book by Joel Salatin called “Folks, this ain’t normal” as the meat-filled center. In the introduction, Joel reflects on how life in America used to be. He speaks of how and why a teenage boy working on a… Read more »
By Jonathon Smith Sustainability Intern, IUSB Unity Garden The food grown in the community gardens are harvested for local organizations and food pantries which in turn create local social connections.
According to The Natural Step system condition two is described as the ability to “Reduce and eliminate our contribution to the systematic accumulation of substances produced by society”. This means to fulfill this system condition we need to reduce the amount of substances used that are not recyclable, reusable or biodegradable. At Green Bridge Growers we… Read more »
Bryan Good Sustainability Studies student The “Seven Practices of Sustainability Champions” are: 1. Get Credible, Stay Credible 2. Dialogue 3. Collaborate, Educate, Network 4. Meet Them Where They Are 5. Piggyback Existing Initiatives 6. Influence the Influencers 7. Practice ‘Planful Opportunism’ The area I feel I am growing most is #2 – Dialogue. Through the… Read more »
What surprises and intriguing developments are going on in sustainability? This summer, we have asked Grace Lidinsky-Smith, an IU student with an independent studies program that links feminism and sustainability, to share her perspective on cool new things she has seen, read about, and experienced. Watch for her Wednesday evening musings, observations, and video blogs! … Read more »
Bryan Good Sustainability Studies student In the Biblical creation story, mankind is told to subdue the earth as read in the English language. I see that mankind has done so. He has done it so well that that same man is concerned about how the earth will endure the future. The preservation of what we have is the… Read more »
By Bryan Good Sustainability Studies Student My internship with Unity Gardens is connected to Sustainability in a manner that does not fit the standard definition. The goal of Unity Gardens is to connect people not only to the garden, gardens to each other, but also people to other people. A definition I have heard regarding sustainability is… Read more »
Bryan Good Sustainability Studies student What is happening here? Well, spring has sprung I was welcomed to a pleasant surprise this morning. 🙂 My lettuce is starting to break forth as resulting from some work I did last week in planting. I put beets, carrots, kale and lettuce in one of the raised beds and… Read more »
Hello, Chris here. While interning at Bertrand farm, I learned a couple of ideas that will be putting in place in my garden at home. These ideas are cover cropping and intensive crop growing. These are valuable tools for me because I have a limited growing area at home, and I have limited resources because… Read more »