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Making churches sustainable

A report from the University of Cambridge (2022) caught my eye as I went through recent sustainability related research. The report found that a third of church buildings in a particular diocese in the UK cost more money to maintain than they are able to raise in a year. The reason this caught my attention … Continue reading

One action leads to the next

I know of an organization that consistently asks why they don’t have more women participate in their events. Someone suggested providing child care. The idea was rejected by the (mostly male) board of directors because “why would that make a difference?” An organization’s board of directors plays a huge role in setting the direction of … Continue reading

Does nature help everyone’s mental health?

Well, we don’t actually know. There’s a problem in a lot of research. We study who we have access to and forget that might not be representative of the broader world. Don’t get me wrong, efforts are often made to ensure generalizability but too often we overlook the lack of diversity completely. For example, I … Continue reading

Sustainability needs diverse groups of experts to solve climate change

I teach a course on sustainability challenges. Students work in groups to help community partners with projects relating to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The students come from many different areas of study and collaborate on developing meaningful projects. According to a recent report by Cole et al (2022) working with diverse teams is … Continue reading

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