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What Ensures our Future?

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by Matthew Sargent - Sustainable Media Content Creator MS Sustainability/MBA candidate 2015 “Water touches across all laws.” This sentiment reverberated throughout the night at Lipscomb’s second of three Collaborative Conversations on Water Resources. As pointed out by Dr. David Harbin, one of four esteemed panelists speaking; “Regulation can and will play a prominent role.” Apparently, the audience had already agreed. When given the option, pre-conversation, to vote for topics of interest associated with water; the audience almost...

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Today is Good. Tomorrow is Better.

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by Matthew Sargent - Sustainable Media Content Creator MS Sustainability/MBA candidate 2015     Being at ground zero on a project that will be realized three years out has its rewards. That is what I continually realized as I was fortunate enough to be able to take part of S.T.R.E.A.M. – Students Taking Responsible Environmental Active Measures – this past Saturday at Lipscomb Elementary.      Having just completed a creek restoration project for Professor Galbreath’s Zero...

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Reflections on Wilderness and Stewardship - An Alaskan Experience

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by Sarah Hoots MS student, Class of 2014 The wind picked up, spraying freezing cold water onto my face as blinkingly, I gazed into the distance.  An old floater plane was now halfway across a remote alpine lake; water was spraying in perfect formation, the motor echoing into the surrounding mountain peaks.  The tip of the plane then tilted up, as the last glimpse of the modern world flew off into the distance.  It was...

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Conversations on Water: Free-flowing Ideas

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by Matthew Sargent MS Student, Class of 2015 Quick math. 1 million people expected growth in Nashville over the next twenty five years + 350  gallons-a-day treated waste water at Nashville’s largest waste water treatment plant = “How do we get people thinking about clean water?”  This, among many others, was one of the questions posed by Stephanie McCullough, one of five panelists representing Nashville’s clean water interest groups at this past Tuesday’s “Collaborative Conversations:...

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Fall 2014 Updates From Our Founding Director

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From our Founding Director: Can you believe that we are entering our seventh year offering sustainability green MBA’s and our sixth year providing certificates and masters of science degrees in sustainability? Here are some interesting stats about our students and alumni with whom we have been in contact either through LinkedIn or personally. Of all our students who enrolled in at least one graduate course since Fall 2008, 52 percent were female and 48 percent...

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