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Watch What You Waste

Post Contributed by Haley Turner, Psychology & Global Studies Major, Junior at Auburn University We have all heard the saying “reduce, reuse, and recycle” since we were little kids, but do we actually practice what we preach?  This summer I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in New Zealand…
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March 19, 2019
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An Eye-Opening Experience Abroad

Post contributed by Ethan Heard, Sophomore at Auburn University Over the past month and a half, I have been all over the world. My journey started when I landed in Dunedin, New Zealand, and it ended in Nadi, Fiji. Now I know what you are wondering how that could be…
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January 8, 2019
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Be Good Like the Coconut Tree

Post contributed by Laura Vinzant, Senior in Global Studies The Resourceful Nature of Fijians There are countless things I learned during my four-week journey on the small, North Fijian island of Vorovoro from winding fish lines on bottles to cooking every-day meals. I saw, first-hand, what the gender roles looked…
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October 31, 2018
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Finding a Voice: Hearing the Unheard

Contributed by Mary Jo Berkstresser, Senior, Natural Resource Management As a senior in natural resources management, people keep asking me, “Mary Jo, why this trip? How does living in New Zealand or Fiji help you in the long run?” Well nosy neighbor, this trip is called Sustainability in Action so that…
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September 21, 2018
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My Brother Jona

Post contributed by Dominic Linehan, Freshman in Natural Resources Management I woke up early, around 6 in the morning. My host brother, Jona, was already awake and waiting for me. This was the first time that I saw him in daylight. The night before, he had gone to the mainland…
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September 5, 2018
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On Beekeeping, Queens, and Her Royal Court

Post contributed by Claire Walter, Alumna '16, English, Spanish, and Hunger Studies In the north-eastern province of Fiji’s largest island, Vanua Levu, lies the agricultural town of Labasa. Known primarily for its sugar cane production, Labasa houses the only sugar mill on the island as well as the countless farmers…
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January 5, 2017
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The Poultry Process

Post contributed by Jacob Helf, Student, Interdisciplinary Studies with emphases in Physics, Hunger Studies, and Sustainability Studies Jacob proudly displays some of his handy-work. It was day two of Cegu Farms. I had accepted my role as the kitchen boy after having decided to create a cookbook for the Fijians…
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January 5, 2017