Nature: Is Preservation for the Privileged?

Authored by: Jeffrey Ho. I spent my childhood surrounded by nature – climbing trees, swimming in lakes, and searching for animals (but never trying to catch them) – and I’ll never forget the first time I visited the western United States. When I first saw the Grand Canyon and rode along the Colorado River, it was beyond … More Nature: Is Preservation for the Privileged?

Changes Within, But Not Without Changes Without

Authored by: Brandon Hull. A common criticism of DukeEngage is that some students leave without feeling like they made a large impact. And maybe that goal is a little naïve. Realistically, there is only so much we can accomplish in eight weeks. Instead of expecting to fix a complex issue, what if students came into … More Changes Within, But Not Without Changes Without

Roots and Thorns

Authored by: Devin Nieusma. Last week in Portland, we were tasked with the beautification of the new property of an environmental justice organization – that is, cleaning up the litter that had collected on the previously unused land, and waging war on the murderous thorny brush that surrounded the building. Shannon suggested that we dig … More Roots and Thorns