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Sustainable Horizons: Stories of educators and counselors taking risks and finding rewards in exploring sustainability

March 29, 2010

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In honor of Earth Day, we take a look at stories from the past year of faculty who have explored sustainability in their work and who push us to consider our role in a connected world.

Associate Professor Stafford forsakes car to show Portlanders a hopeful future

For the past year, Associate Professor and Director of the Northwest Writing Institute Kim Stafford has been wandering the city on foot for a project called “Pilgrim at Home: Local Encounters Beyond the Epoch of the Car.”

Education professor Ault named Outstanding University Educator by Oregon Academy of Science

As he trains the next generation of educators, Kip Ault frequently emphasizes the value of field studies, appreciation of nature, and the interpretation of local landscapes. You can Watch Ault and his colleagues at work with students in this video of a trip to the Paleo Lands in eastern Oregon.

Ecopsychology instructor gains national media attention for leadership in the field

Instructor Thomas Doherty, who coordinates Lewis & Clark’s ecopsychology studies area, has earned major media attention for his leadership of the field. See below for information on an opportunity to learn more about Ecotherapy through our Center for Community Engagement.

Professor promotes sustainability in K-12

Greg Smith, professor of teacher education, was featured in a local newspaper for his work with K-12 teachers on integrating sustainability issues in their classrooms. He had just published a new book called Place- and Community-based Education in Schools (co-written with David Sobel).

 

 

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