Center in the News

The Daily News, Huntingdon, PA. December 5, 2011. Gifts that give back. Photo and caption of CACE director Campbell Plowden at table displaying Peruvian handicrafts for sale at the Stone Church Alternative Christmas Bazaar.

The Centre Daily Times - On the Scene. March, 2010. Intimate Views of Amazonia. Photos and brief description of the opening of Campbell Plowden's exhibition of photos of Amazon people and the environment held at the Elk Creek Café and Aleworks in Milheim, PA during January 2010.

ICIK E-News - Summer 2011. CACE director Campbell Plowden wrote the cover story for this newsletter of the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge called "Blending Science, Traditional Knowledge, and Creativity to Support Forest Conservation and Communities in the Peruvian Amazon." The article discusses the Center's progress and challenges working with native communities in Peru and some of Plowden's reflections studying the forest with Tembe Indians in Brazil.

The Daily Collegian - October 6, 2009. Festival crafts reflect culture Anita Modi writes about the Center's sale of native handicrafts to support traditional Amazon communities in the Penn State student newspaper. "Amidst the pumpkins and chili samples dominating Saturday's Fall Festival, a small table of handmade Peruvian crafts also attracted passers-by along Allen Street." See the full story and photo on line.

SEDTAPP News - Spring 2009. "Team Work Goes Global". The magazine of the Penn State University School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) reports on the cooperation between the Center and the school's Engineering Leadership Development Minor (ELDM) to help traditional communities in the Peruvian Amazon develop the sustainable harvest and marketing of non-timber forest products. ELDM director Rick Schuhmann (a former CACE board member) visited the Center's copal research project at Jenaro Herrera in Peru in the summer of 2008. See the full story.

State College Magazine - August 2006"Doing the Right Thing" (PDF format) Center Founder Campbell Plowden was profiled in the "People to Watch" section. Note: The article incorrectly states that one of Plowden's activities was being a "supervisor of teak logging in Burma."  While coordinating the Greeneace International Tropical Forest Campaign, Plowden actually sent a film crew to Burma to document human rights and environmental problems associated with this activity.