May 30

To Improve Health, Students Commit to Their Communities

California is known for its great weather, beautiful scenery, and diverse communities. It also ranks a favorable 17 in overall health in the United Health Foundation’s 2014 America’s Health Rankings.

Why African Environmentalism Needs Women at the Helm

Apr 22, 2015
Nearly 40 years ago, women in the Kenyan countryside reported a troubling phenomenon: their streams were drying up, their crops were failing, and they were being forced to travel farther and farther away from their villages to gather wood for fuel, building and fencing. Deforestation, in short, was threatening their livelihoods.

Getting to the Root: Curing our Environment to Cure our Ills

Apr 22, 2015

When many of us think about health and how to improve it for ourselves and for others, we envision hospitals, healthy foods, physical activity, and lifesaving devices. But what about visions of clean air, accessible and abundant water, and moderate temperatures?