Category Archives: Anna Erwin

Ontological Reflections on the Quest for Rural Sustainability

Woody Crenshaw is an organic produce farmer and founding board member of the nonprofit Sustain Floyd. Crenshaw and his wife Jackie moved to Floyd, Virginia in the 1970s to, as he proudly recalls, “get back to the land.” He is … Continue reading

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To Think is to Give

Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” I was recently reminded of this observation when I read Dr. Max Stephenson’s Soundings commentary, “Of Sea Turtles, Piping Plovers and … Continue reading

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Kenya to America – Tackling Problems at the Crux

I recently conducted research on the wicked problem of indoor open fire cooking in Kenya. Although experts have been aware of this challenge for more than 50 years, indoor air pollution still accounts for approximately 1.6-1.8 million deaths a year, … Continue reading

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The Story Space

Last week Reva Seth, founder of MomShift (www.themomshift.com), a media campaign sharing stories of professional mothers, posted a blog in The Atlantic concerning the challenge many young women face today when looking for role models in the professional world. She mentioned a … Continue reading

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