Sustainability: It takes a village (or at least a refuge)
I'm off the plane from the East Coast, leaving behind its 100 degree heat and humidity. As I walk outside in mid-June, I'm hit by a blast of cold air. My second feeling is one of awe as I look up at the mountains that encircle Cook Inlet, each one capped with snow. I'm in Alaska, volunteering with scientists and graduate students, attempting to learn how they do what they do, hoping to find the reason for why they do it.