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Climate Justice and Climate Consequences: Education and Action for Social Justice and Regeneration
Marna Hauk, Faculty, Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies and Postdoctoral Scholar, Prescott College
This graduate climate justice course brings clarity to the structural dimensions of climate change. It is designed around the belief that community-based action and contemplative processes to redress structural ...

Leadership Theory and Practice: Developing Change Agents through Application of Coursework and Experience in Environmental Education Internships
Lindsey MacDonald, North Cascades Institute
In this course, students apply leadership coursework and experience from their environmental education residency at North Cascades Institute to a professional summer leadership internship. Through a combination of ...

Climate Change: An Elective for the "Natural World" Requirement
Julie Masura, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Climate Change is a quarter-long course offered to both science majors and non-majors as a general university requirement elective. The course uses classroom activities to explore evidence of climate change and ...

Writing Mount Tahoma: Place-Based Writing
Wendy Call, Pacific Lutheran University
In this discussion-based creative writing course, we take Mount Rainier / Tahoma / Ta-co-bet as topic, text, and inspiration. Students read a variety of literary texts about Mount Tahoma, by a wide range of authors ...

Buddhist Environmentalisms
Rachel DeMotts, University of Puget Sound
This course examines the intersections of a Buddhist worldview with environmentalism, broadly understood. It asks what affinities exist between the two, and what the implications of such affinities might be for ...

Writing to Explore Food Systems and Food Justice
Kathleen Byrd, South Puget Sound Community College
This is a theme-based English 101 course that explores our food consumption habits and connects those habits to local and global food systems in order to understand issues of food justice personally, in our local ...

Ethics and Climate Change
Lauren Nichols, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
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 ...

Conservation and Sustainable Development: an Upper Division Course
Martha Groom, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
This course examines how protection of human welfare and biodiversity are intertwined, but often are not pursued as joint goals. The course introduces essential concepts in biodiversity conservation and ...

Introduction to Sustainable Practices
Rebeca Rivera, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
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 ...

Consumption, Culture and Environment
Rebeca Rivera, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
This course investigates why we consume the way we do, the environmental and social impacts of consumption, and examine possibilities for change. This course is a holistic and interdisciplinary survey of the study ...

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