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Winter 2008

The Education Issue
volume 22 no. 4
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From the Editor

Growing up, I was lucky to have a large expanse of outdoor space in which to play. My parents owned a two-and-a-half acre lot on the north edge of Phoenix, AZ. Many of our neighbors had horses, and our home was a short dirt bike ride from the Mountain Preserve, one of the largest urban parks in the US. Much of my free time was spent scouting desert trails, exploring arroyos, and hunting for lizards and fool’s gold.

I never thought of the hours among the creosote and saguaros as “education” – it was …more


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Greening the Ivory Tower
Campuses Make Sustainability a Core Curriculum
Boiling Point
The Campus Climate Movement Plays Political Hardball
The Great Green North
Life in a Fishbowl
Trash Collectors
Expeditionary Learning Guides Students on a New Path
with David Orr
Everyone Has a Story: Crystal Durham
Taking Care of Business
Are Corporate-Funded Research Programs Influencing the Search for Environmental Solutions?
In Review: Planet Earth
Voices: Erica Fernandez
In Review: Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America



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