Environmental Dispute Resolution Year in Review

Dec 22, 2014 | EDR Blog

By Michele Straube for EDRBlog.org.

Since the initial EDR Blog post on March 24, 2014, we have posted 19 entries from 14 authors.

Our last entry of 2014 contains a summary of our first nine months of blog posts, in case you didn’t get to read them all:



EDR Best Practices and Lessons Learned


EDR Opportunities for Current Controversial Issues


Unique Human Ability for Collaboration and Dialogue


Thank You and Welcome. Many thanks to Kirstin Lindstrom, our founding blog coordinator. We look forward to more thought-provoking blog posts when she returns from her sabbatical at the end of the summer 2015.

Welcome to Mara Elana Burstein, who will take over as blog coordinator in the new year. Mara recently received an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of Public & International Affairs. Mara also has extensive experience promoting collaboration on air, water, energy and sustainability issues in California.

What would you like to read about in 2015? We have lots of new ideas to share with you in the new year (book reviews, interviews, more stories of EDR successes and challenges), but we’re always open to suggestions.

Michele Straube Via AlpinaSend an email to michele.straube@law.utah.edu with topics and/or guest bloggers you’d like to hear from. Feel free to send us rebuttals, alternative views or proposed solutions to all of the topics we’ve covered so far. Or volunteer yourself as a guest blogger.

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We leave you with this thought to ponder: “The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency you have.” (Jim Carrey)

!!! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year !!!

Michele Straube is Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the Wallace Stegner Center, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah.