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The Past All Around Us

On Mayflower Hill, biologist Abby Pearson reveals ways the land has been shaped by human hand

Mykela Patton

Justice Served

Mykela Patton gathers skills and knowledge to fight environmental inequality

Illustration of Aspen leaves by Leskiw

Reading the Trees

Dominick Leskiw hears the stories only an aspen can tell

Jennifer Meredith in plane

Where the Rights Lead

Jennifer Meredith investigates the impacts of Alaskan fishing permits

Edge of urban area and forest seen from the air

In a New Light

Environmental Philosophy Keith PetersonAssociate Professor of Philosophy Associate Professor of Philosophy Keith Peterson recently published a new book, A World Not Made for Us: Topics in Critical Environmental Philosophy (SUNY Press), which provides much-needed historical and conceptual context for addressing the environmental challenges faced today and raises…

2019 PGM ONE Summit. Photograph by Natasha Cohen-Carroll.

Must-have Voices

Sophie Dipti Sarkar works to shift the focus of the environmental movement to include communities of color

Cattle running across grasslands in Africa

In Africa, Using Nature to Protect Nature

Ecological Systems Matt Brown ’92Africa Regional Managing Director Fresh out of Colby in 1992, Matt Brown joined the Peace Corps. His assignment—tending a tree nursery in Ghana—set him on a lifelong path. After two and a half years of volunteer service growing trees, Brown spent another…

Looking up through tree canopy in forest

In Search of Climate Solutions

Climate Research Katie Lebling ’10Research analyst, World Resources Institute Katie Lebling’s childhood was filled with all things outdoors. Her mother, an environmentalist, seized every opportunity to bring her children close to nature in their Boston suburb. They camped. They watched birds. They swam in lakes. Imbued with…

Hurricane damage in Caribbean city

Justice for Islands that Suffer Most

Human Geography Stacy-ann RobinsonAssistant Professor of Environmental Studies For Stacy-ann Robinson, it’s personal. Robinson grew up in Jamaica and has seen the destruction levied on the island by extreme storms. A human geographer and assistant professor of environmental studies at Colby, Robinson has also seen firsthand the…

Maya Lin, Disappearing Bodies of Water: Arctic Ice (Detail), 2013. Vermont Danby marble on granite base (AP 1/1) 48 x 46 x 52 in. (121.92 x 116.84 x 132.08 cm) The Lunder Collection. © Maya Lin, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Climate Conversations—In Our Galleries

Encounters with Art Sharon CorwinCarolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator of the Colby College Museum of Art One day last spring, a group of students came to the Colby Museum of Art to study and discuss Maya Lin’s sculpture Disappearing Bodies of Water, Arctic Ice (2013). It was exciting and…