Journey from the labs, classrooms and art studios of UConn to a threatened Caribbean island to the waters of Long Island Sound in the Spring-Summer 2020 issue of Wrack Lines.
The articles deal with subjects ranging from plastic pollution to solar-electric boating to a project at a school for girls in the Dominican Republic. This issue’s theme: “Too Big? Too Late? Acting locally to take on the world’s major challenges” summarizes the common thread: the stories all give examples of people doing their part to make some daunting problems a bit less overwhelming.
The “Sharing Our Stories” feature is also launched in this issue, in which a member of our staff, a researcher or partner we work with tells how and why they got into their field, or about specific aspect of their career.
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
- Editor’s column, contents and contributors
- In a paradise threatened, teaching girls to be the change they want to see
- As plastic trash fills the ocean, Pawcatuck artist finds a disturbing source of inspiration
- From tiny shards to tons in the sea, plastic pollution presents a challenge to labs, beaches and society
- A lifelong environmental journey: My love of nature led to the New England woods, the Pacific Northwest and a UConn classroom
- Plying the Sound while preventing pollution in the water and air: One-of-a-kind solar-electric pump-out vessel holds promise for transforming boating
- Entire issue
- Gallery of Tim Martin’s photos of Elizabeth Ellenwood and her work
- “Climate, Health and Cost Impacts of Solar-Electric Pump-out Boats” poster from research project with the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative