Category Archives: Palm Oil

Landscape, cultural, and my personal transformation in Southeast Asia

Landscape, cultural, and my personal transformation in Southeast Asia

Pomona College Director of the Bernard Field Station and Assistant Profess of Biology Wallace “Marty” Meyer (standing in the back row with a hat and sunglasses) writes about bearing witness to environmental changes in Southeast Asia, meeting indigenous communities protesting the building of a dam that threatens their land, and observing the forests of Sarawak, Malaysia in… Continue Reading

Q&A with Madison Vorva

Q&A with Madison Vorva

Pomona College student Madison Vorva stands with Grace Stewart to her left and Ki’Amber Thompson to her right. Here she answers questions about her experience on the Clinic Trip. Madi has been on the forefront of raising awareness about the links between palm oil, deforestation, and loss of orangutan habitats. While serving in the Girl Scouts,… Continue Reading

Q&A with Grace Stewart

Q&A with Grace Stewart

Grace Stewart (CMC ’17), an Environmental Analysis major, discusses the complexities of environmental issues she was exposed to during the Clinic Trip to Malaysian Borneo and Singapore in January 2016.    Q: How did the trip contribute to your understanding of development, sustainability, food systems, the environment, human rights, and/or sovereignty? The main question that arose… Continue Reading

Reflections on Going Home

Reflections on Going Home

Claremont McKenna College student Johann Lim (’18), a History & Government major from Singapore, reflects upon his experience on the EnviroLab Asia Clinic Trip. In the photo above, he is taking a picture with Madison Vorva (PO’17), Stephanie Steinbrecher (SCR ’16), Theatre Professor James Taylor, and their guide in a canoe along the Baram River. From January 3 to… Continue Reading

Oceans of Space

Oceans of Space

Scripps College student Stephanie Steinbrecher (’16), an English major & Environmental Analysis minor, writes about her web of experiences from the EnviroLab Asia Clinic Trip. From January 3 to January 13, 2016, students and faculty from the Claremont Colleges and Yale-NUS embarked on a 10-day immersive learning experience in Singapore and Malaysia, where they learned about environmental issues in the region,… Continue Reading

Malaysian composer and environmental activist Yii Kah Hoe leaves deep impression at Claremont Colleges

Malaysian composer and environmental activist Yii Kah Hoe leaves deep impression at Claremont Colleges

In November 2015, award-winning composer and environmental activist Yii Kah Hoe led three events at the Claremont Colleges: • the Nov. 1 “Awakening to the Environment” Concert where Kah Hoe’s piece “Forest Threnody” was performed by the Claremont Concert Choir and Claremont Chamber Choir of CMC, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps, • the “Workshop for Change”… Continue Reading