Some recent headlines:
'Growth Myth' Leading to Ecological, Social Meltdown http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/20-5
Is 'Prescription for Disaster' Our 'Most Optimistic' Climate Future? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24863.cfm
Seasick: Dead Sea Otters, the Canaries in a Coal Mine of 'Sick Seas' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/20-3
Do headlines like this scare you?
They scare us, too. Sustainability is on everyone’s mind these days, or it should be. The world faces serious problems, so serious that sometimes you might feel that there is nothing you can do. At the Castle, we think there is a lot that you can do. We don’t just talk about the problems, we also explore solutions like these:
The World’s 6 Coolest Solar Powered Projects http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-6-coolest-solar-powered-projects/
How to Make the Food System More Energy Efficient http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=more-food-less-energy
Making a Difference Makes You Happy http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/making-a-difference-makes-you-happy
Our goal is to be one of the world’s leading sustainability centres for teaching, learning, research, and practical applications.
In our sustainability classes, you will create and present proposals to Castle administration on how to be more sustainable. And Castle administration listens. Here are some of the excellent ideas from students to date:
If your focus is on making the world a better place, this is where you should be. Join us and make a difference.