On January 2, 2016, the 21 students enrolled in ESJ-2016, the 7 in the partner DUR (directed undergraduate research) course, my friends & colleagues Paul Jackson and Laurel Brook and I will head to Japan for a month. As I anticipate our upcoming experience, I remember fondly the ESJ-2015 group and all the good learning we did together. Enjoy a few images with me, in anticipation or memory.
Greetings, dear reader!
Welcome to thoughts, pictures and videos from St. Olaf students, as they study ideas and practices of community leadership around environmental sustainability in Japan. I've charged them with considering how Japanese communities provide answers to global environmental challenges, countering the popular image in the US that Asia’s relevance rests mostly as a source of environmental problems. Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak Associate Professor in Asian Studies & Political Science January, 2016