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Water Friendship for Everyone: seed project report (by Great lakes Commons, with Laura Gilbert)

Protecting clean and accessible water in the Great Lakes is at a crossroads. Since Europeans arrived on Turtle Island (home to many Indigenous nations) water has been exploited to serve the needs of the state (the USA and Canada in the Great Lakes region) and the consumer economy. […]

Ecological economics and urban sustainability: my internship at TRCA (Natália Britto dos Santos)

Last summer, I did an internship at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). This internship was part of the Sustainability Network Environment and Economy Fellowship (SNEEF) Program, a partnership between the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University and the Sustainability Network. The goal of SNEEF […]

The E4A Community Comes to Life: 4 “Holy S#*t” Moments (by Geoff Garver)

I had the privilege of being part of the creation of E4A from its early stages.  In 2012, our proposal to Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) didn’t make it past the first stage.  So, we submitted another “letter of intent” in 2013.  Four “Holy S#*t” […]

Ethics and Cosmology for a Mutually Enhancing Human-Earth Relationship: A talk with Herman Daly on his paper Ethics in Relation to Economics, Ecology and Eschatology

Every Fall term the cohort who is in its second year organizes three student-led seminars on each of the Orphan Disciplines: 1) Ethics and Cosmology, 2) Economics and Finance, and 3) Law and Governance.  This year the seminars are conducted by cohort 3, and those who have been assigned to the […]