Tag: environmental ethics

Snapshot: Beach Litter in a Sustainable Exhibition

By Katrin Kleemann A few weeks ago, “Snapshot: Zero Waste?” featured an exhibition exploring global waste production. Today’s feature looks at what happens to that waste. As part of its Planet Oceans Initiative, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich hosts one of London’s first sustainable galleries: the…

Bookshelf: Jens Kersten on Inwastement—Abfall in Umwelt und Gesellschaft

The Inwastement volume arose from the research cluster “Waste and Society” of the RCC together with LMU’s Center for Advanced Studies. Published in German by Transcript, the issue includes contributions from: Soraya Heuss-Aßbichler, Claudia R. Binder, Eveline Dürr, Gisela Grupe, Rüdiger Haum, Michael Jedelhauser, Jens Kersten, Roman…

Desert Water: The Making of Two Short Films

by Hal Crimmel In 2015, with documentary filmmaker Issac Goeckeritz, a Weber State graduate, I released two short films about water in the state of Utah. The films were based on chapters from my 2014 book Desert Water: The Future of Utah’s Water Resources.

COP21: How We Make the Weather

by Dominic Kotas, Copywriter at ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability and alumnus RCC editor. So, after all the planning, speculation, and nervous anticipation, COP21 happened—and was generally seen as a qualified success. I was lucky enough to be in the “Climate Generations” areas (just next door…

Interview: Lise Sedrez on the Samarco Tailings Dam Spill, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Part Two)

The mine tailing dam break in Bento Rodrigues, Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on 5 November 2015 has been described by the Brazilian government as the country’s worst environmental catastrophe. Robert Emmett and Claire Lagier sat down with Brazilian environmental historian Lise Sedrez at the RCC…

Interview: Lise Sedrez on the Samarco Tailings Dam Spill, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Part One)

The mine tailing dam break in Bento Rodrigues, Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on 5 November 2015 has been described by the Brazilian government as the country’s worst environmental catastrophe. Robert Emmett and Claire Lagier sat down with Brazilian environmental historian Lise Sedrez at the RCC…

Making Tracks: Jenny Price

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “And you ask yourself, well . . . How did I get…

Greening of LMU: How Sustainable Do We Want to Be?

By Robert Emmett Date and Location: 9 July 2015, LMU, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Munich. Technological fixes are not going to solve the capitalism-climate collision in any transcendental, universal sense. We’re not greening ourselves out of the social-environmental challenges ahead with clever gadgets. Instead, as the…

Worldview: Environmental Conflicts and Interdisciplinarity in Argentina

by María Valeria Berros Environmental issues are highly debated in today’s Argentina, and are researched across a range of disciplines—political science, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literature, and law—as problems linking nature protection, development, and poverty. Analysis has begun to focus on disciplines where the ecological…

CfP: Consuming the World: Eating and Drinking in Culture, History, and Environment

Location: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich Conveners: Michelle Mart (Penn State University, Berks Campus), Daniel Philippon (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Hanna Schösler (University of Bayreuth) The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, a joint initiative of LMU Munich and…

Announcing the RCC Fellowship Cohort 2015-16!

The RCC is pleased to announce the 31 recipients of fellowships for the 2015-16 cohort. In our most competitive round to date, a committee of five members from both the RCC and LMU evaluated the applications to choose the new fellows, who will also…

Lecture Notes: Warwick Fox’s Responsive Cohesion

Last week, Warwick Fox gave a lecture at the RCC entitled “General Ethics and the Theory of Responsive Cohesion”. Below is a (subjective and unofficial) summary. Why is Warwick Fox proposing a General Theory of Ethics (with capital letters)? Because, in his view, previous…