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About Jason Sohigian (5 Articles)
Jason Sohigian is the deputy director of Armenia Tree Project. He has a master’s in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard. His undergraduate degree is from the Environment, Technology, and Society Program at Clark University with a concentration in Physics. From 1999 to 2004, Jason was editor of the Armenian Weekly.
The new Global Forest Watch website shines a spotlight on global tree loss (Source: www.globalforestwatch.org)

What Does the New Global Forest Watch Website Show for Armenia?

Last month’s launch of the Global Forest Watch (www.globalforestwatch.org) website was big news. Google, World Resources Institute, and a few dozen other partners are part of the effort. The site allows users to monitor deforestation in “near real time.” The big takeaway: global tree cover [more...]

March 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

ATP's CTP program planted another 28,383 trees at 75 sites throughout
Armenia and Artsakh this fall. Students are pictured here planting trees at Yerevan School No. 190 on Nov. 14.

Letter: Corporate Social Responsibility in Armenia

Dear Editor: Varant Meguerditchian’s Nov. 13 article (“Sharing Ownership of Armenia’s Social Issues”) is an excellent introduction to the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Armenia, and how companies all over the world are paying attention to the economic, [more...]

November 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

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TEDx Yerevan Announces Speakers for ‘Beyond Borders’ Event

TEDx Yerevan has announced the speakers selected for its first by-invitation-only event being held on Sept. 25. The theme of the widely anticipated event is “Beyond Borders” and topics of the 6-12 minute TED Talks will include innovation, technology, education, diaspora, and the arts. The [more...]

September 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

A 2 kW photovoltaic station assembled and laminated by specialists at the State Engineering University of Armenia was installed on the roof of St. Sarkis Church in Yerevan (Photo source: EU-Armenia Web Portal on Renewable Energy)

Sohigian: Listening to the Wind of Change: Renewable Energy in Armenia

The Armenian Weekly January 2010 Magazine A 2 kW photovoltaic station assembled and laminated by specialists at the State Engineering University of Armenia was installed on the roof of St. Sarkis Church in Yerevan (Photo source: EU-Armenia Web Portal on Renewable Energy) Armenia relies on a diverse [more...]

January 30, 2010 // 7 Comments

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Toward a New Ethic

Sustainable Development and Armenia’s Environment “The moral argument is that we have a duty to preserve irreplaceable gifts of creation, whereas we have no comparable duty toward transient commercial goods. The economic argument is that any society that depletes its natural capital is bound to [more...]

February 22, 2009 // 0 Comments