Bridgeton Landfill

TO US Senator Claire McCaskill FROM: NICHOLAS TREVINO, UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER, DAVIDSON COLLEGE REGARDING: WEST LAKE LANDFILL FIRE DATE March 20, 2016   Bridgeton landfill’s fire puts marginalized communities…

About Nicholas Trevino

I’m Nicholas Trevino a Junior Davidson College political science student studying Human trafficking, Environmental degradation and East-Asian Politics. I was born in Jacksonville Florida, but I have travelled to China, India, and Sri Lanka.

Policy Memo- Paper Towels or Hand Dryers?

MEMORANDAM TO: Edward A. Kania FROM: Kate Meeks SUBJECT: Determining the overall most efficient hand drying method at Davidson College. DATE: 4/11/2016   NEED FOR: The everyday use of paper towel dispensers at Davidson College is a problem. Not only is the paper that is used in paper towel dispensers not cost effective, but the […]

Kate Meeks

About Kate Meeks

Hi, my name is Kate Meeks and I'm a sophomore Anthropology major. I play field hockey for Davidson and am a member of FCA and Warner Hall Eating House.

How to Save the Chesapeake Bay through Pesticide Regulatory Reform in Maryland: A Policy Memo

To:Governor Larry Hogan From: Jack Owens, Davidson College Undergraduate, Baltimore Resident, and Environmental Politics Scholar Subject: Addressing Solutions to Agricultural Pesticide Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay   Pesticides pose a large threat to the biodiversity of the Chesapeake Bay…. Read More

Jack Owens

About Jack Owens

I am a member of the class of 2018 at Davidson College, majoring in educational studies and public policy. I am from just outside of Baltimore city in a small town called Hereford. I am very interested in environmental education and the relationship between schooling, communities, and environmental politics. Aside from political science I also have many interests in music and spend most of my free time writing and playing with various bands at Davidson College.

Policy Memo: Clean Power Plan Put on Hold – Ohio Reacts

MEMORANDUM TO: OHIO GOVERNOR, JOHN KASICH FROM: MATTHEW LANDINI, OHIO RESIDENT, UNDERGRADUATE ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST, DAVIDSON COLLEGE SUBJECT: CLEAN POWER PLAN PUT ON HOLD: OHIO REACTS DATE: MARCH 20, 2016 On February 9th, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court put a stay on the Clean Power Plan – preventing state planning and freezing development. The halt allows […]

Matt Landini

About Matt Landini

Bachelor of Political Science at Davidson College. Aspiring law student. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.

Policy Memo: Mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska


Izman Suhail

About Izman Suhail

My name is Izman Suhail and I was born in Male', the capital of the Maldives. I am currently a freshman at Davidson College leaning towards majoring in Political Science.

Enhancing Bike Connectivity in Davidson, North Carolina

MEMORANDUM   TO: Travis Johnson, Davidson Town Planner FROM: Livesey Pack, Political Science Major, Davidson College SUBJECT: Enhancing Bike Connectivity in Davidson, NC DATE: 5/3/2016 Enhancing Bike Connectivity in Davidson, NC In the year 2000, the town of Davidson had a population of approximately 7,140 residents.[i] In a market analysis report published in 2007, Davidson […]

Livesey Pack

About Livesey Pack

Livesey is a member of the Class of 2017 at Davidson College. She is majoring in Political Science, with a minor in French and Francophone Studies. She is particularly interested in urban sustainability, and in how built environments interact and co-exist with natural environments.

A Policy Memo to Local Legislators Concerning SD’s CAFO Development


Chase Conrad

About Chase Conrad

Hey! Thanks for checking out my profile. I am a sophomore political science major here at Davidson, but my studies here are much broader. Besides being an outdoor nut, I was motivated in this course by my curiosity in the ways identities, politics and environments intersect and inform each other. Cheers!

Fixing Asthma Alley

MEMORANDUM TO: New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio FROM: Patrick Spauster, Concerned Undergraduate Researcher, Davidson College TOPIC: Managing Air Pollution in the South Bronx DATE: March 20th, 2016 SETTING: The South Bronx is an integral part of one of the world’s greatest cities. But Bronx residents often feel like they live in a forgotten other world […]

About Patrick Spauster

I’m Patrick. I was born in New York City and grew up going to school in New England. I am a double major in Economics and Public Policy Studies at Davidson. In my spare time I like to play ultimate frisbee.

North Carolina Solar Initiative: The Market and a Sunny Future

Need for New Energy Policy Climate change is real and human activity is the main cause of it. Or at least so says over 97% of the scientific…

Grant Koehl

About Grant Koehl

I am a current freshman at Davidson College pursuing a degree in Political Science. I was born in Washington D.C., but was raised in Boise, ID. I am especially interested in American politics. I see environmental issues as some of the most important domestic issues today.

Need for Burmese Python Controls in South Florida, United States

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About Stephen Mershon

Originally from Waretown, New Jersey, I am currently an Environmental Studies major at Davidson College (Class of 2017). My environmental interests are mostly related to ecology and water quality. I am also interested in interdisciplinary connections between the natural sciences and the social sciences.