Thad Box

Commentator

Thad Box, Former Dean of the College of Natural Resources at USU, writes about the West and shares his insight on land use and environmental awareness, among other things, with UPR listeners weekly on Access Utah.

Land Ethics And Earth

Nov 12, 2014

In a soil-science class, Thad has a life-changing moment, where he realizes human communities are part of the land.


Years ago, Jenny and I sat in an emergency room waiting for a doctor to attend her broken foot. A young blonde woman sat holding a limp, feverish toddler in her lap. Four other children under 10 huddled around her- all were clean and well behaved. Their father was working at a part time job.


Utah ranks last in the amount of money spent per student in the nation once again. Thad Box says  parents should be outraged, and education is important for children of all ages. 

Thad Box tells us about the connection between Mother Earth and ourselves at the Gardener's Market. 

Lessons for Arbor Day

Apr 26, 2012

Before there was Earth Day, there was Arbor Day. Commentator Thad Boxx reminds us of the lessons we can learn from this day set aside for tree planting, an action described by Arbor Day's founder as "faith expressed in a deed".

Arbor Day is Friday, April 27.

What is our Land Ethic?

Feb 7, 2012

Commentator Thad Boxx gives a beautiful and thought-provoking definition.

The Importance of Beeing

Jan 18, 2012

Thad Boxx talks about being a responsible bee tree hunter.