Teetering on the edge of graduation—once thought of as a spring board to opportunity, now considered the edge of a vast precipice—I had to ask myself, why? Why was I in Nevada City living in a tent for two weeks?
Coauthored by Angela Hamilton and Heather Spalding. In June, we ventured to Tampa, Florida for the NASPA Student Affairs Professionals Assessment and Persistence Conference. More than we ever could have imagined, it opened our eyes to the multitude of opportunities available to bridge sustainability and Student Affairs.
I’ll be the first to admit that bike commuting can be intimidating—with crazy car traffic, steep hills, rain, stoplights, flat tires, and neon spandex bike shorts, I was certainly a little intimidated.
This March, I was able to attend a three-week residency at the Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology in Mexico with a travel grant from the Institute for Sustainable Solutions. The Guapamacátaro residency is centered in an old hacienda, a few kilometers away from the town of Maravatío, Michoacán.
Last week, I attended the eighth annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, which brought together universities in California that are leading the state in sustainable operations and academics.