We can buy our way out of any environmental problem. This is exactly the problem-solving mindset that is our university’s greatest environmental problem. Stanford is rich enough to be apathetic. So while the rest of the state begins to look like a desert, Stanford quite literally remains a green oasis.
The third annual “Keys to Sustainability” fair took place last Friday, bringing together student groups, academic departments and institutes focused on sustainability.
What did you eat for breakfast this morning? I posed that question to my Santa Clara University students last Friday during our late-morning lecture on the human population and its many impacts. I was pleasantly surprised: fully three quarters of the class had actually eaten something. As to what they had eaten, their answers were…
As surely as methane is trapped within its lattice of ice, we are trapped in a spider’s web of fossil fuel dependency.
Climate change aside, the reliance of shipping on fossil fuels is inherently unsustainable.