• Environmental Ethics

Pre-Departure: A Note About Our Blog


My name is Callie Mabry and I am a senior Environmental Studies and History double major at Luther College.

I will be coordinating the blog for Religion 243: Environmental Ethics. For this course, we will be staying in a remote village in the Cascade Mountains in Washington state and studying environmental ethics. It sounds like we will have quite an adventure to reach the village, including a 2-hour ferry ride across Lake Chelan and a 12-mile ride up the mountain in a bus!

Holden Village gets its electricity from a hydroelectric dam fed by water from a creek. During the winter, when the creek is mostly frozen, there is less water flowing through the dam to provide energy. As such, we will all try to limit our electricity usage (including computers) to ensure that there is enough electricity to meet everyone's needs in the Village. Thus, blog posts may be somewhat infrequent from our group.

The Holden Village website provides more information about where we will be spending the month, and you can also learn more about the weather conditions in the Village on their website.

Please check back to see updates about what we are learning in the course and experiencing at Holden Village!