Monthly Archives: June 2013

Cultural Preservation

Friday, June 28, 2013 Wow. It’s all I’ve been able to think the whole time I’ve been here. Riva, what an incredible place with so much history and culture that one’s jaw is perpetually dropped in amazement at the thought … Continue reading

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Swiss bubble

Thursday, June 27, 2013 Even on the third day in Riva, the jet lag looms on. But that didn’t stop this group, that’s for sure. Finally in the swing of things, we trucked through the morning studying environmental incentive and … Continue reading

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Our First Guest Speaker

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Guest speaker President Obama joined our class this morning.  We watched his recent climate change address online, which outlined his new national climate action plan for the U.S.  Considering that we are studying sustainable energy in … Continue reading

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From Pattern to Pattern

Tuesday, June 25, 2103 Once people develop a new pattern of behavior and way of thinking, it’s hard to accept a sudden change, even if that change is to engage with our reality. In the particular case of this experience, … Continue reading

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Welcome

Monday, June 24, 2013 Welcome to the first blog post of the 2013 Sustainable Europe program in Riva San Vitale. My name is Patrick, and I will be letting you in on some of the things happening on the first … Continue reading

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Welcome to the joint Virginia Tech & University of Virginia ‘Sustainable Europe’ Course in Ticino, Switzerland!

This course will start on June 24 and end July 19. We will include field trips to Basel (Switzerland), Zurich (Switzerland), and Freiburg (Germany).  In addition, we will be visiting nearby Lugano, Mendrisio, Bellinzona, and Lake Como.

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