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Science and Sustainability: A Freshman Seminar
Steven Neshyba, Chemistry Department, University of Puget Sound
Science and Sustainability is a seminar course on the scientific ideas that underlie the sustainability movement. The course is fundamental in the sense that philosophical underpinnings of science and ...

Environment and Society: Science & Values
Daniel Sherman, Environmental Policy & Decision Making University of PUget Sound
The course uses approaches from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to introduce the ways in which human social, political, economic, and cultural systems interact with systems in the non-human ...

Introduction to Sustainable Practices
Rebeca Rivera, IAS, UWB
This course looks critically at a diverse arena of ideas, theories and practices around sustainability. We examine these ideas, theories practices as part of larger socio-ecological systems and look at how they fit ...

Bite Me: Consumption in U.S. Society: A Learning Community on the Ethics of Food, Clothing and Shelter Choices
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 the ethics of food, clothing and shelter choices. We ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Conservation of Natural Resources: Using the Campus as a Learning Laboratory
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University
Conservation of Natural Resources: Using the Campus as a Learning Laboratory is a course in which we examine the interactions between humans and the rest of the natural world from an environmental science ...



Evergreen State College