Category Archives: SMU in Taos

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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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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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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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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Western Environmental Law Center

We had the opportunity to have Kyle Tisdale visit with our class and discuss what he is working on in the Taos, NM area. This video explains more of what they do all throughout the West. A video commemorating WELC’s … Continue reading

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Keeping Water Fresh

By Lauren Rule While taking the Environmental Communications course in Taos, New Mexico, the issue of water becomes more and more prevalent. Being from California, I understand the vital role water plays in the region. Due to a lack of … Continue reading

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