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Mock United Nations Climate Negotiations Exercise
Shangrila Wynn, The Evergreen State College
This is a version of the UN climate mock negotiations exercise developed by Shangrila Joshi Wynn.

Bioregion Discipline: Environmental Studies, Political Science/Policy, Geography
Bioregion Scale: National/Continental, Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Civil Society & Governance

Rethinking Sustainability Through the Humanities: Multi-Sensory Experience and Environmental Encounter Beyond the Classroom
Jennifer Atkinson, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
This assignment pairs studies in environmental humanities with outdoor activity. Students complete a "field excursion" (gardening, hiking, environmental restoration) and reflect on sensory experiences involved in that activity to critique rationalist traditions/Cartesian legacies in their education more broadly.

Bioregion Discipline: Interdisciplinary Studies, Environmental Studies, English
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Campus, Home/Backyard
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ethics & Values, Sense of Place, Sustainability Concepts & Practices

Justice, Power, and Activism: What the Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Teach Us About Resilience and Democracy
Jason Lambacher, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
This activity is a set of student-centered exercises that enable students to learn about the individual stories of Goldman environmental prize winners, the activism and organizing that grounds their work, and the underlying political and social contexts from which their struggles emerge. The lesson inspires critical reflection about justice, power, and democracy in green politics, and encourages ways to make personal connections to activism and environmental work.

Bioregion Discipline: Business/Management, Communication, Other, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Economics, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Science/Policy, Oceanography/Marine Studies, Sociology, Anthropology
Bioregion Scale: Campus, Global, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sense of Place, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Civil Society & Governance, Natural Resources, Lifestyles & Consumption, Pollution & Waste, Promising Pedagogies:Case Studies, Future Studies & Visioning, Human Impact & Footprint, Water & Watersheds, Ethics & Values, Energy, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Climate Change, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Human Health & Wellbeing, Food Systems & Agriculture

Climate Change Mind Map
Woody Moses, Highline Community College

Bioregion Discipline: Oceanography/Marine Studies, Chemistry, Geoscience, Environmental Studies, Biology
Bioregion Scale: Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Climate Change

How Racial Discrimination and Oppression are Harming the Climate Justice Movement
MATT EDWARDS, Bellevue Community College
The movement is too white, too privileged, and needs to be inclusive of the voices of black, brown, indigenous, and those who are disproportionately affected by climate impacts.

Bioregion Discipline: Communication
Bioregion Scale: Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Climate Justice

The Food We Eat Can Have a Positive Impact on Climate Justice
Deepti Karkhanis, Bellevue Community College
Does the food on my plate impact my happiness and/or climate change, and if yes, how and what can I do about it?

Bioregion Discipline: Psychology
Bioregion Scale: Home/Backyard, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Health & Wellbeing, Human Impact & Footprint, Food Systems & Agriculture, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Climate Change, Climate Justice, Ecosystem Health, Social & Environmental Justice

Blogging about Nature and Politics: A Weekly Journal Activity for Building Resilient and Active Students
David Spataro, Bellevue Community College

Bioregion Discipline: Interdisciplinary Studies, Geography, Political Science/Policy, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Home/Backyard, Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ethics & Values, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Health & Wellbeing, Civil Society & Governance, Climate Change, Sense of Place, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Climate Justice, Social & Environmental Justice

Afghan Poppies, Climate Change and War: Thinking Systemically About Us and Them
Karen Litfin, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
This contemplative practice inquires into the complex web of interdependencies linking global climate change, the War on Terror, Afghan poppy production, opiate addiction, and food security through the lens of systems theory. The exercise challenges students to consider these linkages not only conceptually but also somatically and emotionally.

Bioregion Discipline: Economics, Anthropology, Communication, Sociology, Philosophy, Geography, Political Science/Policy, Interdisciplinary Studies, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: National/Continental, Global, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Future Studies & Visioning, Lifestyles & Consumption, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Human Health & Wellbeing, Human Impact & Footprint, Ethics & Values, Food Systems & Agriculture, Cycles & Systems, Cultures & Religions, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Social & Environmental Justice, Promising Pedagogies:Case Studies, Civil Society & Governance, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Climate Change, Natural Resources, Pollution & Waste

Growing Food and Justice in Catholic Universities: Urban Farming and Community-University Partnerships
Sonalini Sapra

Bioregion Discipline: Political Science/Policy
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Food Systems & Agriculture

A Game-Based Social Resilience Workshop: Thinking about Communal Response to Change
Joli Sandoz, The Evergreen State College
Social resilience is the capacity of a social entity to learn and adapt to sudden or gradual change, while continuing to fulfill the entity's purpose or function. This integrative and experiential workshop prompts students to apply previous learning about social resilience, social equity, social dilemma, and governance by experiencing several ways to approach a collective action problem in equitable resource distribution and management. The collective problem is modeled in the form of a card game that requires players to manage 12 plots of commonly-held crop and forest land under various conditions.

Bioregion Discipline: Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science/Policy, Other, Sociology
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Natural Resources, Human Impact & Footprint, Climate Change, Social & Environmental Justice, Ethics & Values, Cycles & Systems, Ecosystem Health, Sustainability Concepts & Practices