Marjorie Cort

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Marjorie Cort, a senior at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, is majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies with a focus on Political Ecology. She is currently writing her senior thesis on climate change and international conflict resolution. Although her focus is on international environmental affairs, Marjorie is passionate about bringing environmental issues to the forefront in her home community of Berkshire County. She has experience studying local ecology and biology, and intends to use her research to lead environmental discussions in the Berkshires. Believing that her generation has an obligation to step up to the plate to work through environmental problems, she is currently planning a public environmental film viewing and panel discussion at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and intends to create more opportunities for discussion.

Articles by Marjorie Cort

EDGE WISE: Eco-cinema and environmental awareness

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 - I can understand that food waste is a problem, and look at a statistic and tell you that it is terrible, but once I am confronted with images of the sheer magnitude of piles of wasted food and the story of people who tried to make a difference, that is when I have to take a look in the mirror and really consider taking action.

EDGEWISE: Facing climate change: Step up, make a difference

Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 - It is time that we as a generation of young people wake up and realize what is in store for us, because there will come a time when we will be called upon to provide answers. People will ask us how we can end suffering and create better lives, we will have to answer.