Monthly Archives: January 2014

Animal Conservation: The power of the story

One of our guest speakers in Taos, Tara Waters Lumpkin, founder of Iziliwane (now Voices for Biodiversity) shared this TED X video, which emphasizes the impact of story-telling in communicating conservation messages: Modern Warrier: Damien Mander.

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Our Intimate Relationship with Water

 We’ve heard it all before — WATER is vital for all known forms of life, right?. So it came as no surprise for our Environmental Comm. class to hear Taos-area advocates emphasize that the health of rivers and waterways is … Continue reading

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Solar Makes Sense – Environmentally AND Financially

By: Ty Johnson It’s not just environmentalists fighting for renewable energy anymore. The financial benefits of wind and solar energy are starting to become more apparent — especially if renewable energy were to receive the same government subsidies as the … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into Renewable Taos

By Franklin Ortega This week I had the rare opportunity to sit in on a meeting of Renewable Taos in the Taos County Administration Building. This dedicated group of movers and shakers, on the verge of gaining 501(c)(3) non-profit designation, … Continue reading

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NPR on Food Shortages and Nutrition

NPR weighs in on the food situation around the world today. And not surprisingly, America has a few things to work on. Who should we emulate? Well, perhaps Denmark. If you want to understand the major issues we have with … Continue reading

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The Original Environmentalists of Taos, New Mexico

By Lauren Rule While studying Environmental Communications in Taos, our class traveled to the Taos Pueblo to experience the traditional Buffalo Dance. The Taos Pueblo Native Americans exemplify the true environmentalist. They believe the environment to have a spiritual life … Continue reading

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We need to stop and make a change

This video is about changing the importance of the environment globally.

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