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

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

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

Climate Change Mind Map
Woody Moses, Highline Community College

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

Don't move a mussel: Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis for detecting aquatic invasive species
Angela Strecker, Western Washington University
Students will learn field sampling and laboratory techniques to utilize environmental DNA (eDNA) as an early detection tool for invasive or rare species, with a focus on zebra mussels.

Bioregion Discipline: Biology, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Natural Resources, Ecosystem Health, Water & Watersheds

Exploring Climate Change Effects on Water Availability and Agriculture
Betsy Bancroft, Gonzaga University
This activity has students work together to summarize regional effects of climate change and other environmental issues, which a focus on how these issues may influence agriculture and water availability. Students present a region to the group and create a layperson summary of the effects of climate change and other environmental change on their region.

Bioregion Discipline: Biology, Geoscience, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Water & Watersheds, Food Systems & Agriculture, Natural Resources, Human Impact & Footprint, Climate Change

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

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

Engaging Campus Conversations about Climate Action
Nicky Phear, The University of Montana-Missoula
Campus Climate Conversations are designed to be both educational and "deliberative," meaning students, staff, and faculty interact with one another in small groups to share views and ideas about climate action strategies. This activity is structured to enhance education and engagement, and to generate collaborative climate action strategies.

Bioregion Discipline: Communication, Education, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies
Bioregion Scale: Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Climate Change, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Sustainability Concepts & Practices

Campus Garbage Project
Jennifer Zovar, Whatcom Community College
Students are asked to design and conduct an archaeological survey of the modern college campus, focusing on the provenience of litter and other trash, which is collected, sorted, and analyzed. Students develop a research question about college culture, waste management practices, and/or sustainability more generally and prepare an academic poster presenting their results.