Grecian and Will's

At the intersection of science and society

Make No Impact, Leave No Trace

“Leave it better than you found it,” my parents would tell me. That doesn’t just apply to a campsite or a backwoods trail; that applies to the earth as a whole.

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Our Failed Philosophy of Dominion

The idea that we can tame the wilds of the planet is deeply ingrained in our western worldview. Not only do we think that we can; we think that we … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Five Reasons I Love ‘Light Green’

Happy “Bike to Work Day!” As many people did this morning, I used my bike pedal to get to work instead of my gas pedal. My reason was primarily environmental: … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Environmental Quagmire of Nuclear Power

Nuclear power is in a bit of a bind. With powerful fossil fuel lobbies on one side and anti-nuclear groups on the other, some spectators feel that the U.S. nuclear … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Our Forgotten Sustainability Culture

Disposable take-home containers. Single use coffee pods. Fast fashion. Cleaning pads that hit the trash after one room. This type of convenience based consumption has become commonplace in American life. … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

NIMBY and the Social Gap Collide

We need to train ourselves to see our new, clean power plants not as an unsightly necessity, but as a source of local pride and autonomy.

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Community Solar Can Overhaul Utility Assistance Programs

Complacency might well be the most insidious force in the world today. The cessation of the attempt; failing to reach further for what is better. Never yearning to remix and … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · Leave a comment