Our Ecologies of Care

Walking down the aisles of my local supermarket, mask securely fashioned, and hands gloved, I scanned the shelves with concern. I was not looking for what was there, I had already finished the lists from my family and for my grandpa. Instead, I was looking for what was missing. All that the shelves lacked, and continue to lack, hold the

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Guide to A Sustainable Study Abroad Experience

By Margaret Werner and Rebecca Novick We’ve all heard the arguments supporting the choice to study abroad: cultural immersion, personal growth, meeting new people, learning a language, travel, becoming more independent,  challenging yourself, the list goes on. But what happens when you actually arrive in your host community? What is it like living abroad? How can you do so while

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Guiding Future Students in Sustainability Abroad

Hi everyone,  Thanks for tuning in for my last blog post! Although I’ve been at home for the past month instead of in Copenhagen, I have been continuing with my abroad courses online, including Danish (which has definitely been much less useful outside of Denmark). It has been an adjustment being back at home and living through this unprecedented pandemic.

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A semester cut short: The main takeaways from my time in Copenhagen

Trampolines in the streets of Copenhagen

Last week, I said a premature goodbye to Denmark and I’m now completing my classes online from my couch, along with the rest of the world. This entry was supposed to be a photo journal about alternative transportation in Copenhagen and I was planning on doing a loop throughout the whole city by taking every form of public transit for

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Biking is Freedom – Local Perspectives on Alternative Transportation in Copenhagen

Cars stuck in traffic

Goddag!    To delve into my topic of alternative transportation a little further this week, I conducted a few interviews: one local expert and two friends who are also study-abroad students in Copenhagen to get a range of perspectives.  I’m taking a class called Integrated Climate Change Planning, which focuses on the potential for cities to mitigate carbon emissions, as

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The Consumer Choice of Guilt

At times, environmentalists scrutinize themselves to the point of burdensome guilt.  We were standing in the middle of EcoEgo, a store in Copenhagen, huddled between hemp long sleeves and Maggie’s organic socks. The Green LLC packed into this eco-preneur’s shop in an attempt to identify an environmental place within consumer culture. We listened to the owner passionately describe the high

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