Friday, August 28, 2020

My Sig File

Bridgewater State University
Transgender Civil Rights Working Group
EarthView Co-coordinator
Honors Advisory Board
Regions: Latin America - Caribbean - Africa & U.S. Cities
Topics: Political Ecology, Environmental Policy 
International Research and Scholarship Committee, American Association of Geographers
President, Natural Resources Trust of Bridgewater
Affiliated Scholar, Vanderbilt University Institute for Coffee Studies

BSU Dept. of Geography
Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325
USA/EUA/eeuu
jhayesboh@bridgew.edu :: 508-531-2118 
Personal Portal: www.DOCTOR.coffee

Taking on a few new roles during the 2020 pandemic, I allowed my email signature file to grow a bit beyond what is reasonable, as a beloved relative gently pointed out. (We don't use email much, so they had not seen its gradual growth, only the unwieldy result.)

So I have outsourced the signature file, with a pointer to this post -- only for those who care enough to click to it. And now it might really grow, like a plant that has been moved to a bigger pot.

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Environmental Education in Nicaragua

 Our friends in Nicaragua face a multitude of challenges -- a terrible political situation, a global pandemic being handled poorly by the national government, and an economic depression resulting from both.

But Nicaraguans are incredibly resilient (a quality nobody should have to demonstrate as often as they do), and my friends in the coffeelands especially so. Some of them have responded in a way that is meeting economic, educational, ecological, and psychological needs all at once.

They are building on their expertise in sustainable tourism and environmental education to create an 18-month training program for local young people. This program will rely on monthly sponsorships.

On Wednesday evening August 19, we will be explaining the project in an online discussion. I will also be posting more details here, but if you can join us at 7:30 (U.S. East Coast time), please do.