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Common Home magazine brings you all things environment and sustainability from Georgetown and beyond. Brought to you by The Earth Commons—Georgetown University’s Institute for Environment & Sustainability.

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Biodiversity, Hope Babcock, Interviews, Sadie Morris

Does Nature Have Rights?

An interview with Professor Hope Babcock of Georgetown Law and the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown on the Rights of Nature legal movement with an introduction by Common Home editor Sadie Morris.

June 8, 2022

Arts & Culture, Environmental Justice, What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading: The Black Side of the River: Race, Language, and Belonging in Washington D.C.

Jan Menafee, Program Specialist for Environment, Justice, and Education at the Red House at Georgetown University, reviews Dr. Jessica Grieser’s book The Black Side of the River: Race, Language, and Belonging in Washington D.C. for Common Home magazine.

June 6, 2022

Arts & Culture, Environmental Health, Melissa-Kelly Franklin, Sadie Morris

To Plan a Family: Children, Hope, and the Climate Crisis

A discussion with playwright Melissa-Kelly Franklin on having children in a climate emergency.

August 25, 2022

Climate & Energy, Environmental Justice, Malina Brannen

Climate Migration: the Change We Aren’t Talking About

Georgetown college student Malina Brannen breaks down the relationship between climate change and immigration policy and looks at the current state of policy domestically and internationally.

June 10, 2022

Climate & Energy, Elsa Barron

When Tensions Simmer, Too

Program Assistant Elsa Barron at the Center for Climate and Security discusses the implications of climate conflict in Syria, Ethiopia, and Ukraine.

June 2, 2022

Climate & Energy, Interviews, Mark Agard, Sustainability

Reimagining Cities: The Future of Urban Planning

An interview with Dr. Christopher Pyke of the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies on the future of urban planning, by Common Home editor Mark Agard.

April 27, 2022

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