Author Archives: savvystephens

About savvystephens

A history major trying to find out what the lessons of life are.

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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Taos Ski Valley: On Owners and Conservation

By Savannah Stephens Many of us here at J-term took more than one class. Of course, right now you’re thinking, “TWO CLASSES? In 10 days? How is this possible?!” Well, my friends, enter one of SMU’s greatest classes: Mountain Sports. … Continue reading

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The Story of Stuff

From Savannah Stephens… This group shows the impact on the environment our commercial culture causes with a fast paced video on “The Story of Stuff.” Here’s a little more about the work they’ve done from their website: In December 2007, … Continue reading

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Home is where the sustainability is

By Savannah Stephens When Steven Spielberg made ET everyone’s favorite alien in 1982, he probably didn’t foresee an extraterrestrial community here on earth. Thanks to not-so-new technology, however, this has become a reality. The Earthship Biotecture Community outside of Taos, New Mexico, … Continue reading

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Water, Passion, and Grassroots: Amigos Bravos

Walking into the Amigos Bravos office in Taos,  a vibrant painting on an otherwise barren wall captivates your attention and sizes up the passion behind its artist, Brian Shields, co-founder of the nonprofit. This one piece serves as a metaphor … Continue reading

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