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Environmental Science: Citizen Action in the Global Environment
Claus Svendsen, Department of Environmental Conservation, Skagit Valley College
This special course in environmental science will explore how natural resource management has changed and developed over time. Many different socio-economic groups, institutions and NGOs continue to influence the ...

Pathways To Sustainability: A Learning Community Focusing on Transportation, Power Generation, and Food
Ben Fackler-Adams, Skagit Valley College
This course explores the concept of sustainability and its application in three areas (transportation, power generation, and food). The course is a fusion of a conceptual chemistry course and a introductory social ...

Sustainability in Action
Lia Wetzstein, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at University of Washington Tacoma
This is a seminar course for students throughout campus. It exposes students to ideas, theories, and practices of sustainability and what stands in its way. Students use their campus to empirically research ...

Bite Me 2.0: A Learning Community on Food Security & Sustainability
Michael Hanson, Bellevue Community College; Michael Meyer, Bellevue Community College
This is a 10-11 credit interdisciplinary, learning community composed of life science courses and English composition courses. The focus of the course is food security and sustainable food production. We examine ...

Climate Solutions: A Learning Community on Climate Science and Human Adaptations
Robert Cole, The Evergreen State College
This program was a full-time (16 credit) learning community that focused on the scientific basis of climate change, and on a variety of strategies that societies could take to respond to climate change.

Sustainability From the Inside Out: A Learning Community Guided by Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
Cynthia Kennedy, The Evergreen State College; Karen Gaul, The Evergreen State College
This year-long, interdisciplinary, learning community explored the challenges inherent in pursuing sustainable living in today's world and offered concrete tools to move toward a positive global future. Based ...

Living in (and with) the World Arguing About Sustainability
Riki Thompson, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
This intermediate expository writing course is designed for students with previous college-level expository writing experience and focuses on writing critical analyses of a range of texts in the arts and sciences ...

Ethics and Climate Change
Lauren Nichols, Program on Values in Society and Program on Environment, University of Washington - Seattle
This course addresses ethical issues related to climate change such as: Why is climate change an ethical issue? What would constitute a just allocation of the burdens of climate change? In what ways does ...

Service Learning and Food Security
Christie Flynn, Service Learning/Pierce College
Service Learning and Food Security is a two-credit course that uses practical examples, local demographics, and community connections to examine issues of food security. Students connect classroom learning with ...

"Suburban Nation" and a Service-Learning Project on Homelessness
Nancy A. Parkes, Evergreen State College
In the interdisciplinry program, "Suburban Nation," a small group of students joined the City of Olympia's public/non-profit/faith community/business community effort to conduct the annual Homeless ...



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