Category Archives: Research Cluster

“The people we met are not victims, but people who adapted to their situation and are actively fighting for their land and their rights”

“The people we met are not victims, but people who adapted to their situation and are actively fighting for their land and their rights”

On March 21, 2016, it was announced that the proposed Mega Dam, which would have flooded indigenous villages and altered the ecosystem of the Baram River, had been halted due to the activism of indigenous communities. Elizabeth Weinlein, an Environmental Policy and Asian Studies major at Pitzer College (’17) discusses how meeting indigenous community leaders… 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

EnviroLab Fellows Gather at First Research Cluster Meeting

EnviroLab Fellows Gather at First Research Cluster Meeting

“Through EnviroLab Asia, I hope to shape the national and regional conversations of Singapore and Southeast Asia respectively by elevating the environmental aspect while nurturing an environmental consciousness in the minds of the people through the arts and humanities.” – Johann Lim, CMC ’18 On Friday, October 23, 2015, EnviroLab Asia Fellows met for the… Continue Reading