Tribute to Plants: Urban “Infrastructure” to Manage Stormwater

Now that spring’s here and the sun is shining, trees are budding left and right to bring a bit more color to our daily lives. This week- if not every week- I encourage you to stop, “smell the flowers”, and give a little praise to our vegetative friends. To pay tribute to the awesome plants in our lives, I’ll be… Read More Tribute to Plants: Urban “Infrastructure” to Manage Stormwater

Our Plastic Oceans: The Problem and Its Solutions

Plastic is everywhere. Most of the products that we buy are made of or packaged in petroleum plastic, a material that is made to last forever, but used to throw away. The draw of plastic rather than conventional materials (e.g., glass, metal, wood, and paper) over the past decade is obvious- plastic is light weight, extremely durable,… Read More Our Plastic Oceans: The Problem and Its Solutions

Flint’s Water Crisis: Privatization vs. Human Right

The contrast of water as a private commodity vs. water as a human right demonstrates the diversity in approaches to water management, identifies Ryan Stoa in Jurist. These contrasting viewpoints are playing out in the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Review of the Crisis It has been 2 years since the City of Flint, Michigan decided… Read More Flint’s Water Crisis: Privatization vs. Human Right