It was mid-afternoon in the ancient city of Ephesus and the temperature was hitting 115°F. The marble walls reflected the heat, turning the ruins into a huge solar cooker. Wilting tourists scuttled f...
with David Orr
Can Beijing clean its air before the Olympics?
At age 17, Crystal Durham exhibited the growing pains typical of so many teenagers. Eager to get away from her parents’ home in northern California and find her own way in the world, she headed sout...
From the Editor
The Classroom Outside
At first glance, the images resemble an Abstract Expressionist canvas – the more vivid paintings of Richard Diebenkorn’s “Ocean Park” series, or something by Mark Rothko. The shades within the...
Taking Care of Business
Are Corporate-Funded Research Programs Influencing the Search for Environmental Solutions?
The article “Fission Division” in the Autumn 2007 issue is based on the false premise that nuclear power is somehow worthy of consideration as an alternative to energy sources tha...
Greening the Ivory Tower
Campuses Make Sustainability a Core Curriculum
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser
The Campus Climate Movement Plays Political Hardball
Nothing’s the Matter with Kansas
The Great Green North
Many campuses have adopted clean energy policies to reduce their carbon footprint.
courtesy of Tom Kimmerer, AASHE
Canadian students have flocked to join or start sustainability initiatives on their c...
Produced by BBC Films and the Discovery Channel. Narrated by David Attenborough. Five DVDs.
Dig deep into your imagination, and please remember, there are no right answers. If you could build somethin...
Local News from All Over
Local News from All Over
Life in a Fishbowl
The tanks in most aquarium shops display a beautiful abundance of underwater life. Striped butterfly fish zip around deep purple coral. Orange anthias dance around bulbous sea anemones...
Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
by Eric Jay Dolin. 373 pages, hardcover. W.W. Norton & Co., 2007.
Was there ever a more romantic, legendary occupation in American history than the whaling industry, pitting men, hand-held harpoons, a...
Mark J. Palmer
Earth Island Project Reports
Earth Island Institute welcomes two new projects: The California Student Sustainability Coalition and Bay Localize. The California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) unites and empowers the Calif...
Venezuela’s Geografía Viva
improves quality of life through composting education in elementary schools.
Vicente Emilio Sojo Bolivarian School is tucked into the labyrinth of streets and corridors o...
Growing up in a small town in Mexico, I was delighted to be surrounded by the beauty of nature, and to always be able to enjoy clean air. Only a few people had the privilege of owning a car, and so we...
Earth Island In The News
Kids For The Bay
Expeditionary Learning Guides Students on a New Path
The upper-middle class suburb of Stapleton outside Denver, CO, would probably not spring to mind were you to think about where some of the most radical ideas in education are thriving. There is nothin...