The Hidden Costs of Carbon Sequestration

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019
The Hidden Costs of Carbon Sequestration

by Emma Young **This piece is a shorter version of Emma Young’s essay, which received an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing by an undergraduate.** As we look into the future of energy, we must consider the inevitable question of sustainability. As this conversation grows, proposals increasing the use of carbon […]

Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Access to Urban Greenspace

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019
Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Access to Urban Greenspace

by Zoe Parker **This piece is a shorter version of Zoe Parker’s essay, which won the 2019 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing by an undergraduate.** Introduction Urbanization is increasing the proportion of people living in cities (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Driven by population pressure, urban development is often accompanied by environmental and human health burdens […]

Solar Studios Screens Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019
Solar Studios Screens Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

As part of the 2019 CENHS Symposium, Solar Studios presents Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: a short, visual reflection on the recent Deer Park ITC fire disaster. Shot primarily through a car side-mirror two weeks after the fire had “ended,” this piece reflects on the role that perspective and (in)accessibility play in […]

Solar Studios and CENHS Screen Abbas Kiarostami’s “Five Dedicated to Ozu”

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019
Solar Studios and CENHS Screen Abbas Kiarostami’s “Five Dedicated to Ozu”

Following on from Peter Hutton’s At Sea (2007), Solar Studios and CENHS continues its Slow Cinema Series with Abbas Kiarostami’s contemplative 2003 work, Five Dedicated to Ozu. Serving as a visual homage to legendary Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu, Five consists of five 16 minute shots taken by the Caspian Sea in northern Iran and San […]

Cultures of Energy 8: Schedule of Events

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019
Cultures of Energy 8: Schedule of Events

We are thrilled to announce the schedule for Cultures of Energy 8, taking place Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13, 2019. Unless otherwise indicated, all events will take place in The Founder’s Room, Lovett Hall, Rice University. Thursday, April 11: 3pm – Welcome & Opening Remarks: Dominic Boyer (Director, CENHS), Kathleen Canning (Dean, Humanities) […]

Sea of Oil: Story Circle Show & Tell with Laura Napier

Posted by on Mar 3, 2019
Sea of Oil: Story Circle Show & Tell with Laura Napier

Don’t miss this exciting exciting workshop event on Friday March 8–Sea of Oil: Story Circle Show & Tell with Laura Napier. Produced in conjunction with the curatorial project “Collective Presence,” Sea of Oil gives participants the chance to explore the imbrication of the Houston petroleum industry with everyday life. Bring your personal items related to […]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS-Conference in Environmental Philosophy

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019
CALL FOR PROPOSALS-Conference in Environmental Philosophy

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY Twenty-Third Annual Meeting November 2-4, 2019 Duquesne University, The Pittsburgh Marriott, Pittsburgh, PA DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: March 1, 2019 2019 Keynote Speaker ELI CLAREIndependent Author and ActivistBrilliant Imperfection: Body-Mind Restoration and Ecosystem Restoration IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the environment. We embrace a broad understanding of […]

Call for Application: Summer School 2019: Transformative Human-Environment Research & Participatory Methods: From Co-production to Co-producing

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019
Call for Application: Summer School 2019: Transformative Human-Environment Research & Participatory Methods: From Co-production to Co-producing

Time: 16 – 21 September 2019 Place: IRI THESys offices, 4 Floor, Friedrichstraße 191, 10117 Berlin Application Deadline: 15 April 2019 Rationale: Human-environment research is the interdisciplinary study of how humans live in, affect, govern, reflect upon and perceive their natural environment, and how, in turn, that environment supports or constrains human life and culture. […]

Solar Studios Presents: At Sea by Peter Hutton

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019
Solar Studios Presents: At Sea by Peter Hutton

Beginning February 15th, Solar Studios, located near the corner of Alumni Drive and College Way at Rice University, will be exhibiting the silent film At Sea (2007) by Peter Hutton outside the studio’s walls from 6:30pm to midnight daily. Below, predoctoral CENHS fellows Paul Burch and Gebby Keny offer musings on Hutton’s work and its […]

Book Review– Debating Climate Ethics

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019
Book Review– Debating Climate Ethics

Debating Climate Ethics, by Stephen Gardiner and David Weisbach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 272 pages. Does ethics contribute to climate policy? This is the core question that the debate between Stephen Gardiner and David Weisbach centers on. Gardiner’s short answer to the question is yes, while Weisbach holds the opposite view. Gardiner’s central claim […]