Last week I passed the half-way point of my project here in Lima, so it seems a good time to reflect on the six months that have been and to consider...
Category: Economics, Education, Ethics, Institutions & infrastructure, Politics & society, Popular culture, Rants & raves, Volunteering & activism Tags: a year in Peru, activism, aid, building community, change, corruption, creating a better future, dependency, development, education, enabling change, environmental management, government, Lima, living abroad, peru, policy, pollution, social inequality, sustainability, volunteering
When you’re living in a desert city of 10 million people in the developing world resources are stretched tightly. There’s not much room for nature in Lima, beyond the inevitable urban...
Category: Adventures, Community, Education, Institutions & infrastructure, Natural history, Politics & society, Science, Travel Tags: a year in Peru, bird watching, birding, conservation in Peru, environmental awareness, environmental communication, environmental education, Lima, marsh, Pantanos de Villa, SERNANP, swamp, things to do in Lima, Twitching, urban conservation, urban greenspace, urban wetlands, wetlands
When is a holiday not a holiday? When it involves working and studying and throwing yourself head-first into a foreign culture and totally different economic reality. People keep asking me how...
Category: Adventures, Anecdotes, Education, Ethics, Institutions & infrastructure, Politics & society, Travel Tags: agriculture, developing world, entitlement culture, environmental awareness, environmentalism, food and nutrition, learning, personal growth, peru, political systems, pollution, poverty, social justice, south america, sustainability, sustainable development, trying to change the world, volunteering, working in other cultures
The shape of things to come
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