Identifying the Consumption Choices that Matter

Identifying the Consumption Choices that Matter

Today we have a guest post from Robert Kutter PhD, a recent graduate of ASU’s School of Sustainability. Paper or Plastic? Most consumers used to think the environmentally friendly option at the grocery store checkout was paper bags. Paper bags are made out of natural materials after all, whereas plastic bags are made from non-renewable … Read more…

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On a Quest to Find Sustainability

On a Quest to Find Sustainability

Today we have a guest post from Snigdha Nautiyal as she reflects on her first days at the School of Sustainability. I have now formally been a student of sustainability for less than twenty days. In this brief time, I have already heard the word ‘sustainability’ thousands of times from dozens of people within the … Read more…

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What does Dog Rescuing have to do with Sustainability?

In today’s guest post Dr. Erin Redman shares one of her passions with us and discusses how our treatment of companion animals relates to Sustainability. Achieving Sustainability requires that we: Accept responsibility for the cascading effects of our actions (& understand the cascading effects of our actions). Have empathy for others—this includes, for example, removing … Read more…

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What is Sustainability research?

Today we have a guest post from Dr. Erin Redman on our current research in Mexico and what makes Sustainability research unique. Many people know what ecologists or cell biologists study but what do Sustainability scientists research? First, since I believe that Sustainability is ultimately a human endeavor, 100% of our research includes interacting with … Read more…

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Mexico, a World Leader in Obesity

Today we have a guest post from Dr. Erin Redman on obesity and Sustainability in Mexico. Mexico is experiencing, simultaneously, significant epidemiological1)This epidemiological transition is characterized by a shift from high infectious disease morbidity and mortality (rates) to an increasing prevalence of non-communicable chronic diseases (NCCD). (disease) and nutritional2)The nutrition transition is the shift from … Read more…

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