Recent Submissions

  • Neighbors Growing Together: Building Community Through Neighborhood-Supported Gardening 

    Pillar, Sharon (2003)
    In the summer of 2002, letters were given to 169 households in a suburban Pittsburgh neighborhood inviting them to participate in a gardening project named “Neighbors Growing Together” (NGT). The goal of the program was ...
  • Global Agribusiness Versus Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food Systems 

    Pieper, Virginia (2005)
    Humans have evolved from being mobile hunters and gatherers to stable agricultural societies that further evolved into urban societies distanced from the production of its food supply. Our food system has changed as ...
  • A Year of the Green Picnic 

    Paweski, Susan (2010)
    My proposal for the final project for the Earth Literacy Master's degree is to organize and facilitate a neighborhood event, a “Green Picnic,” for August 21, 2010. The rationale for the neighborhood celebration is ...
  • Photographs of the Past and Present To Preserve the Future 

    Pruitt, Robin Lynn Buchholz (2008)
    My project goal was to create a visual interpretation of harmful and unjust systems as well as comparative positive moral and ethical practices. The photo impressions will be captioned for the reader and will relate to ...
  • A Religion as Old as the Universe 

    Proctor, Laurie (2006)
    This collection of essays is an expansion of a paper I presented in October, 2004 to a group of Unitarian Universalist ministers. That paper, “Learning from the Cosmos: Thoughts on Religion, Science, and Evolutionary ...
  • Developing an Ecological Spirituality 

    Ort, Kim (2008)
    My time in the Master of Arts Program in Earth Literacy at Saint-Mary-of-theWoods College has been one of considerable growth both academically and spiritually. During this time, the book “An Amazing Journey! The Universe ...
  • Ginseng 

    Okon, Diana (2004)
    Ginseng is a perfect Earth Literacy topic. Just like the environment, ginseng can be viewed from a multitude of perspectives: historical, cultural, scientific, economic, medical, ecological and sustainable. An ancient ...
  • Mother Earth and Brother Christ in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola 

    Moloney, Mary (2005)
    This project is based on a method of leading The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, called “The Retreat in Daily Life,” which has been used in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City for the past two decades and more. ...
  • Pumping Water with Wind at Villa Maria, Pennsylvania 

    O’Donnell, Barbara (2007)
    Wind power, used as a source of energy for the sailing of ships, continues to be harnessed through the invention of windmills. Cooperating with nature to convert kinetic energy remains a viable choice for sustainable ...
  • The New Story as Source and Summons for Social, Political, and Economic Change 

    Nimer, Ronald (2002)
    My interest in this project is strongly influenced by a concern about how attitudes and behaviors, shaped by the obsessions of our western culture with economic growth and progress, have spawned lifestyles and practices ...
  • Encountering Earth: Reclaiming the Human in the Web of Life 

    Neil, Linda (2009)
    This project, Encountering Earth: Reclaiming the Human in the Web of Life, features three workshop presentations which will help participants to become more mindful of Earth issues and how they can be addressed in this ...
  • Essence of Earth: Healing the Soul of Humanity 

    Musser, Anita (2006)
    Reaching outward with Extended Self & inward with Higher Self, Essences of Earth bridge the gap and assist in the transformation and integration of the human.
  • Middle Eel River Watershed Management Plan 

    Michaelis, Terri (2012)
    Clean water is vital to life, it is essential for human survival. Freshwater accounts for only 2.5% of the total water on the planet, much of which is unavailable due to being locked up in glaciers and ice caps (Shiklomanov ...
  • http://biocentriceducation.tripod.com: An Educational Website 

    Measel, Michelle (2003)
    The purpose of this project was to develop an educational website that incorporates Earth Literacy program themes (such as natural systems, justice and sustainability, worldview and sense of place), current issues facing ...
  • Choosing A Sustainable Future: Participative Planning for Rural Counties 

    McGowan, Claire (2004)
    As we enter a new millennium, humanity finds itself faced with challenges of proportions never previously encountered by our ancestors. In the last 50 years human population on planet Earth has grown from 2.5 billion to ...
  • New Jersey's Golly Green Guidebook: A User-Friendly Resource for Earth-Friendly Shopping 

    McDonald, Mindy (2003)
    The goal of the project is to help interested people in New Jersey, specifically my community of Sisters and Associates of St. Joseph of Peace, to translate ideas about preserving life on Planet Earth into actions, by ...
  • Community Awareness for the Plight of the Cedar Creek Watershed 

    Matthews, Ruth (2007)
    Water is a limited and valuable commodity. As a global community we can no longer treat water as an endlessly replenishable resource. The need for potable water has never been greater in Darthis history. Our continuance ...
  • Fire Station Resource Management: A Comparative Model of Construction, Consumption and Efficiency 

    Micklin, Justin (2011)
    Issues surrounding green construction and resource consumption are on the forefront of conservationists’ efforts. Unfortunately, very few fire departments have recognized the importance of implementing these measures ...
  • The Neighborwood Series: Earth Literacy for Kids 

    Manning, April (2012)
    The themes presented in the Earth Literacy program are concepts that need to be taught at the beginning of one’s education, not at the end. This is the vision behind Earth Literacy for Kids. The Neighborwood series will ...
  • Rare Snake and Lizard Populations Along the Talus Slope and Ledge Areas of Shaw Mountain in Benson Vermont 

    Kolias, Jane (2005)
    The focus of this study was to determine if any of Vermont's rare snake and lizard species utilize the talus (rocky debris) and ledge areas of Shaw Mountain. The main study site consisted of a talus area and a rocky ledge ...

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