Post Tagged with: "conservation"

KAPASI: The Ballad of Yellowstone

KAPASI: The Ballad of Yellowstone

When President Ulysses Grant established Yellowstone National Park on March 1, 1872, he helped introduce a new concept to the West. By setting Yellowstone aside as the first American park, Grant provided the foundation for modern conservationism and environmentalism through the celebration of land’s inherent qualities, not its material usefulness.[Read More…]

by February 28, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

SCRIMENTI: Acts of Mercy in Conservation

Earlier this month Pope Francis renewed a vision of environmental justice and mercy as the theme of this jubilee year, also named as the Year of Mercy in the Catholic tradition. The Pope recommended that caring for the environment be added to the seven traditional spiritual works of mercy. Caring[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Rethinking Ocean Conservation

The ocean is a magnificent and fundamental part of our planet. This gigantic body of water covers roughly 75 percent of the Earth’s surface while regulating our climate and providing the oxygen necessary for us to breathe. More than 3.5 billion people depend on the ocean for food, and countless[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Protecting our Potomac

Every morning, I — like so many other Georgetown students — gaze upon the Potomac River. Its beauty never ceases to amaze me. It is impossible not to look upon its great waters and not feel a sense of peace. This is why it never ceases to sadden me when[Read More…]

by January 29, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Taking Responsibility for Our Oceans

The ocean covers nearly three-quarters of our Earth’s surface. There are about one million different species that live in these waters, and scientists and explorers have yet to explore 95% of it. Our ocean is deep, vast and so commonly seen in the distant abstract. But the health of the[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Keystone XL Debate is About More Than a Pipeline

The Keystone XL Debate is About More Than a Pipeline

In 2011, climate change scientist and activist, James Hansen, published the report “Silence Is Deadly.” The paper contained an alarming message about a proposed pipeline, which would carry about 830,000 barrels of tar sands oil from Canada to Texas each day. Hansen wrote, “exploitation of tar sands would make it[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Choice to Conserve Beyond Water Week

Several years ago, Georgetown University administrators started considering the necessity of ensuring the sustainability of new buildings on campus. Just this past year, Georgetown opted to institutionalize the Office of Sustainability, illustrating the importance of this establishment. With continued information coming forward about the dire state of the environment, establishing[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Perils of Unlimited Consumption

The Perils of Unlimited Consumption

The drive to live the good life is something all Americans can identify with, and I believe that our generation is characterized by a fixation on conspicuous consumption. A pervasive mindset encourages us to buy, buy and buy — to keep up with, and surpass, people such as theKardashians. What[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion