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Three tips for starting a sustainability research project like you're already a professional

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Three tips for starting a sustainability research project like you're already a professional   At the beginning of my studies at the Institute of Sustainable Practice, I had avoided the great trend setting vocabulary found in systems thinking literature and biologically inspired design called sustainability. Various coursework had different names for this, so I dawdled in research when it came to greasing my creative engines, the feedback loops for understanding problems grew apace alongside new...

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An American Warfighter

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An American Warfighter Abroad               I retired from the U.S. Army in March of 2014 after seventeen years of Military service. My family and I moved to Middle Tennessee when our original plan was to move to Daytona Beach and buy a small farm and live off the grid. I had no clue that we would be where we are today and would never had been possible without the divine intervention and blessings God...

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Reflections on an internship with Hopewell Gardens

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by Jon Berry This Fall I had the opportunity to pursue a passion of mine while at the same time acquiring college credit for it. That is akin to landing a job that you are passionate about AND getting paid to do it—fingers crossed, as I receive my diploma in about seven days. As a Community Professional Service and Learning project, I interned with Hopewell Gardens in Old Hickory designing, building and establishing a small,...

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Election 2016 and The Future of Sustainability

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In my last blog in September, I chronicled recent quotes and policy positions by now President-Elect Donald Trump, side-by-side with the statements of then Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. If his pre-election statements are an indicator of how a President-Elect Trump will govern, then one must assume that the following are possible:   (1) many federal environmental regulations may be eliminated and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be significantly restructured or downsized (Trump, 2/4/16); and...

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Nmotion In Nashville

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It is no big secret, Nashville's population is rapidly growing. Just look at all the cranes dotting the skyline – a reminder of new construction projects going on in the city. With all the people moving in to the new buildings, there is a noticeable increase in automobile traffic. It’s New arrivals to Nashville love all that it offers, except one thing - the lack of mass transit options. Quick browsing on Nashville’s MTA website...

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