Friday, August 28, 2020

My Sig File

Bridgewater State University
EarthView Co-coordinator 
Honors Advisory Board 
Transgender Civil Rights Working Group
Regions: Latin America - Cape Verde - United States
Topics: Political Ecology, Environmental Policy, Urban Geography 
nternational 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
Working and Living on
Wôpanâak (Wampanoag) Land
USA/EUA/eeuu :: 508-531-2118 
Personal Portal:

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.

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.

Each link above points to some aspect of my work or identity. In the case of my pronouns (he/el/ele), the link is to a general explanation of why people have started declaring their pronouns in this way. A more common format for CIS men would be (he/him/his), but I am starting to use "he" along with its Spanish and Portuguese equivalents, to signify that I'm open to conversation in these languages (with decent though not perfect fluency).


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.