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About bsullivan35

I am an English teacher working with great students at an independent school in Ct.

Stewardship, Innovation and New Partners

Though the science data suggests that as a species human beings, particularly Americans, need to change their lifestyles in order to mitigate climate change, there are striking examples of innovators in our culture who are discovering innovated new paths and … Continue reading

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View our Environmental PSAs The Four Rs Go Green The New World

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Water Engineer Story about the Mill River Catastrophic Flood, 1874

“In 1874, on the Mill River in western Massachusetts, an earthenwork dam gave way. A wall of water between 20- and 40-feet high and 300-feet wide rushed downstream. The flood destroyed almost everything in its path. Factories were crushed and … Continue reading

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Good Practice: Check Your Story (Hydrofracking) With Another Source

Given that we just finished Gas Land, it is always a good idea to see how other sources report that story. What do you think of this Time Magazine (a mainstream media source) report? http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,876880045001_2062814,00.html http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/ By the way, if … Continue reading

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WAMC: Hydrofracking Raises New Yorkers’ Concerns (2011-04-11)

WAMC: Hydrofracking Raises New Yorkers’ Concerns (2011-04-11). Check out this news story about the Northeast Natural History Conference that focused on gas drilling and hydrofracking. One interesting quotation is that hydrofracking could be the “biggest environmental threat since the original … Continue reading

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Marketing Bottled Water–Historical Ad Campaign

Check out this documentary on the most successful advertising campaign in the advertising world. Hal Riney, featured in this film, was the writer of the Perrier commercials that began the bottle water trend in our market. More on Hal Riney. … Continue reading

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History of the Conneticut River

Another great painting for our Connecticut River collection. “Hooker and Company Journeying through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford, in 1636,” oil on canvas, by the American artist Frederic Edwin Church. Courtesy of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. Should we … Continue reading

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