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Tag: Sustainable Development

  • How to Be a Sustainable Anthropologist?

    How to Be a Sustainable Anthropologist?

    Anthropologists often see themselves as committed and active global citizens. But how much of what we teach and learn about sustainability is expressed in anthropologists' daily actions? And how can we be (or become) sustainable anthropologists?
  • Feel the heat – Fuel innovation in Ghana

    Feel the heat – Fuel innovation in Ghana

    It is charcoal, but not as we know it! - Professor David Miller has a mission to decrease the brain drain in Ghana. By making charcoals out of grass he found a great alternative that could benefit employment as well as sustainability development.
  • Paradoxes of sustainability

    Paradoxes of sustainability

    Sustainability bottlenecks, paradoxes or myths are addressed by many researchers in the broad field of sustainability. Yet, few authors come up with a clear framework for sustainable solutions. Here, some valuable directions from my teaching practice.
  • Cold showers and amazing little buckets

    Cold showers and amazing little buckets

    A story on how students from Leiden went to do research on problems with water in the Philippines and then very physically experienced their research topic. Or: How you can have both too little and too much water at the same time.