"Striking a Balance: The Preservation of Environment
and Culture in Bhutan”
by Chad Steinwand
Chad Steinwand wrote "Striking a Balance: The Preservation of Environment
and Culture in Bhutan” in Environmental Sciences 112: International Environmental Problems. Chad's instructor, Michelle Stevens, asked students to write about an environmental issue with an international focus and include a biodiversity section on a relevant animal or plant. The reviewer for Writing the University felt Chad should be commended for developing a meaningful thesis that addresses an interesting conflict between protecting Bhutan's ecosystem and conserving its cultural heritage. The reviewer felt that Chad does this using well-researched and carefully-crafted arguments, delivering his points with fluid utterance.