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My name is Katelyn Ivers, and I’ve always been told that I “march to the beat of a different drum.” Ever since I was a child, I’ve had differing priorities, feelings, and goals than my peers. I’m one of three children of a fairly conservative family, which, if you ask them, I have always seemed...

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I’ve always been interested in the ongoing struggle between nature and an advancing society. I grew up in a small, gentrified suburb of California, but I was lucky enough to hike and camp with my family every summer in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. There, I cultivated my love for natural landscapes and my interest in what...

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The compounding benefits of green technology will ultimately lead to a business’ ability to meet consumer demands, further positioning the enterprise for success. Defining Green Technology Green technology (or environmental technology) encompasses methods and techniques in which advanced knowledge is applied to the protection, preservation, and improvement of our environment while creating long-term economic and...

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Women as the Audience in Agricultural Communications Though organizations focusing on agriculture are many, the number of those focusing specifically on the women in agriculture is relatively slim. While most publications, groups and organizations recognize the important role women play, and do provide some content and programs for them, these are typically aside to the...

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An important part of a community is unity. The word unity can be defined as “a condition of harmony; the quality or state of being one” (Merriam-Webster). Without unity, members of a community have no sense of responsibility towards one another, no sense of preservation, and no sense of pride. Without these things, a community...

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Though women have always played a significant role in the agricultural landscape, in recent years that landscape appears to be changing.  Women are clearly acquiring greater roles both in capacity and in numbers. At the same time, women are gaining wider recognition for their roles in agriculture.  As the numbers of women and awareness of...

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At first glance, the direction my career path has taken felt random. My passions for enjoying nature, admiring high-rises, volunteering with non-profits, and promoting social justice causes seemed separate. When I stopped to take a moment to look back, I began to see how my past experiences converged into a single idea: Sustainability. I grew up in...

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In every field, there are paragons that define it – the types of individuals whose impacts are awe-inspiring, towering in the sense in which their magnitude is asserted. Like any field, sustainability has no shortage of these remarkable individuals.  Norman Borlaug is one of them. As a matter of fact, he’s more than just a paragon...

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Growing up, I always told my mother she was crazy for wanting to be an accountant. But recently it seems that my joint passions for sustainable living and scientific precision may force me to eat my words. According to research done by the Global Footprint Network, the world’s human population currently uses 50% more resources...

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Born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, most of my fondest memories center themselves around enjoying the beautiful nature that lives there. I’ve always felt a kind of artistic grand design in nature that sparked a sense of curiosity and discovery. Every aspect had its own perfect purpose and niche in which that nothing could...

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