More talk about the Chesapeake Bay

If you enjoyed Will’s December 2010 post “Chicken Poop in the Chesapeake Bay,” then you should check out this interesting follow-up article by Tim Wheeler from the “B’More Green” blog (associated with The Baltimore Sun). “Shell game:  Study finds oysters could help clean Bay” Advertisements Continue reading More talk about the Chesapeake Bay

2011 SCDHEC Earth Day Awards

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) is sponsoring the “annual Earth Day Awards program, which recognizes individuals, families, schools, communities, businesses, governments and non-profit entities in South Carolina who are helping to protect our environment by implementing sustainable, environmentally conscious practices and programs.”  If you know someone you’d like to nominate, you can find more information on the SCDHEC website right HERE! Continue reading 2011 SCDHEC Earth Day Awards

EES on YouTube

Check out the YouTube channel for Furman’s Earth and Environmental Sciences department. We are working hard to find as many ways as possible to connect and keep in touch with our students, alumni, and friends.  Over the years, our collection of videos and photographs from field trips and study away trips have been growing, and we have launched our own video streaming channel on YouTube … Continue reading EES on YouTube

Setting the Example

The following excerpt is from The Everything Green Living Book by Diane Gow McDilda: The original “tree-huggers” are thought to be the Bishnois in India, who live by a set of principles that instruct them not to kill trees or animals.  In the 1700s, the Bishnois wrapped themselves around trees to protect them from being cut down.  Although more than 300 of the Bishnois were … Continue reading Setting the Example