Category: Sustainability

Miscanthus x giganteus: way of the future?

It looks as though John Caveny has imported a jungle to his 35-acre farm in Monticello, IL. But what appears to be the beginning of some vast tropical hinterland is in fact Caveny’s crop of Miscanthus x giganteus, a tall perennial from Southeast Asia.  Caveny, who describes himself as a “practical conservationist,” grows the grass

Marching for “World Toilet Day” in Rajasthan, India

In March 2010, a group of Northwestern University students traveled to Rajasthan, India for an intensive 10-day scholars program on Best Practices of Sustainable Development in Water Resource Management, in one of the most water-distressed regions of the world. Hosted by the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation (JBF), the aim of this exchange was for students and