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Sustainability, Nuclear Waste, and the Hanford Site
John VanLeer, Cascadia Community College
An introduction to the Hanford Site in Washington, including its history, geology, and hydrology, and examines the sustainability issues associated with it.
Sustainability and Changing Rates of Change
Christopher Coughenour, The Evergreen State College
To understand sustainability, students must understand rates of change. This activity includes a primer on basic rates concepts and an exercise that motivates critical thinking about rates of change and sustainability with an analysis of historical petroleum production rates data from the United States and the world.
Determining Carbon Storage in Garcelon Bog
Holly Ewing, Bates College
This is a three-week lab sequence aimed at determining the approximate amount of carbon stored in a local bog and teaching skills for solving complex problems through collaborative work.
Activity Option 6.1 - Phosphorus Mining and Impacts
Joy Branlund, Southwestern Illinois College
Mined phosphorus is considered essential for agriculture, especially with the need to feed the ever growing population. However, there are consequences of phosphate mining and use, including pollution at mine sites ...
Activity Option 6.2 - Gold Mining and Impacts
Leah Joseph, Ursinus College; Joy Branlund, Southwestern Illinois College
This activity asks students to investigate different aspects of gold mining and think critically about the perceived and real needs for this mineral resource as well as the impacts (both positive and negative) ...
Unit 1: Introduction to Environmental Justice
Jill Schneiderman, Vassar College; Meg Stewart, Fulbright
Students will investigate the history of the environmental justice movement in the United States by situating it within the context of the US civil rights and environmental movements. The unit also makes ...
An Experiential Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics: The Externalities Game
Susan Spierre, Arizona state university
The Externalities Game is a non-cooperative game that teaches students about the concept of environmental externalities and allows them to directly experience the moral dimensions of collective action problems. It ...
Finding the Personal Voice of Sustainability
Using concept mapping to experientially introduce systems thinking
Meghann Jarchow, University of South Dakota
This activity uses concept mapping as a tool for students to experience the complexity that is inherent in many sustainability-related issues.
The Ecological Footprint Dilemma
Bruno Borsari, Winona State University
How big is your ecological footprint? This case will assist students in quantifying this construct and allow them to reflect on life styles and alternative approaches that can help them reduce their ecological impacts.