Archive for February 2008

The Fall of Easter Island: eco-lesson or modern myth?

The following post is by Rick Thomas. To contribute articles or blog posts to this site, contact us at info@normansustainability.org. In presenting their opinions that the societal collapse that occurred on Easter Island was due to the effects of European contact and not self-induced, Terry Hunt and Benny Peiser focus on Jared Diamond’s 1995 Discover […]

NSN News: Reminder and Events

Hey NSNers, If you plan on attending the OSN Conference in downtown Norman March 28-29, please take a few minutes to register. Register online using Paypal or download the registration form if you prefer to mail it in. Early registration will help us to plan the conference better and ensure that it is a great […]

don't call us "hippies"

NSN member Hilary Pitchlynn’s latest OU Daily column: I don’t eat meat or dairy. I practice yoga. I work to reduce my carbon footprint. But I’m not a hippie. If you knew me, I would probably be the least hip person you knew. The word “hippie” developed directly from an up and coming scene in […]

is sustainable enough?

The following post is by Rick Thomas. To contribute articles or blog posts to this site, contact us at info@normansustainability.org.Reading Krista Tippet’s remarks about sustainability, I think it is obvious that she makes several great points, quite eloquently. Instead of a trial, she believes pursuing sustainability can be a joy. Instead of being our cross […]

COLUMN:MEAT IS UNECONOMICAL, NON-ECOLOGICAL AND UNPREDICTABLE

NSN member Hilary Pitchlynn has a new column up at The Oklahoma Daily: These days the reasons not to eat meat seem to outnumber the reasons to eat meat. Especially recently, meat in America is more uneconomical, non-ecological and unpredictable all the time. People seem to be misinformed. Most people think it’s impossible to receive […]