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Sustainability Trip to China

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Shanghai, China is a gigantic city of somewhere close to 24 million people living within it. Crowded is an understatement. With every meeting attended, there was a theme throughout: the future of China and its people. Other than the obvious of consumerism, IT in manufacturing, and being better than the United States, environmentalism is brought to light.  When sitting with professor Ulf Richter of Tongji University, he explained that China is embarking in their 13th...

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A quest to change lives- by Kyle Smith

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From May 18th to June 3rd I accompanied 12 engineers on a missions trip to Ghana, West Africa. Lipscomb University has had a growing relationship with the organization, The Village of Hope, where we have seen many different needs and sought to offer support in different areas. On this trip of the summer of 2017, we saw the need for dealing with the village’s wastewater that comes from the hospital, academy, and college. All of...

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Vermont 2017

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    Vermont 2017 by Katherine Bomboy    To me, most things in life are vertical or horizontal. I have been a commercial photographer in the film and television industry for the last 20 years. My lens dictates how I see the world. But after the November 2016 election, I decided I needed to view the world through the lens of Sustainability.  At first glance, Sustainability looks like this image (right): an uphill ideological and...

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Sustainability: The Nashville Way

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By the year 2020, the Nashville region is expected to reach 2 million people at a pace of roughly 100 people per day (Garrison, 2017b). The momentum behind this interest has been attributed to a variety of nationally and locally derived brand perceptions of Nashville such as the “It City” (Severson, 2013), the foodie haven (Schmitt, 2016), a community providing expansive job growth (Morales & Daly, 2012), and Nashville as a magnet for millennials (RealtyTrac.com,...

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What are the benefits of this totally organic approach to landscapes and agricultural practices?

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In the fall of 2012, I took my last ISP class, “Sustainable Food Practices.”   Andrea Cloninger Wilson and John Patrick challenged the class to explore the dominant existing modes of cultivation, and consider alternatives with the obvious focus on sustainable agriculture.  The consequences of modern agriculture, and present day eating habits on the health of Americans, quickly became apparent and alarming, to say the least.  The coursework was of course, in depth and intense.  ...

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