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Colombian Fellow’s Wilderness Education Program is Celebrated by NOLS

If you live in the city, you know how difficult it can be to connect with nature and, perhaps more important, to see the impacts of our unsustainable actions. This challenge is heightened in Colombia, where a devastating armed conflict has long kept urban residents from venturing out into rural areas. If they did, they would see how the conflict has wrought heavy deforestation.

India's Green Revolution on NPR

“In India, ground zero for the Green Revolution was the state of Punjab, which borders Pakistan and the foothills of the Himalayas. And the system seemed to work miracles — for a while.”

Listen to Daniel Zwerdling report on growing problems in India’s Farming ‘Revolution’ on NPR: Part 1 and Part 2.

Ashoka Fellow Andy Lipkis in 'Dirt'

On April 20, 2010 PBS aired "Dirt! The Movie", which explores the ways in which human activity has endangered the quality of our soil, leading to numerous environmental issues. It askes "how can humans reconnect to dirt, the living skin of the planet?"

One of their interview subjects is Ashoka Fellow Andy Lipkis, the founder of TreePeople. Here's an excerpt from Andy's interview: