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An Intentional Media Diet
Christina Serkowski, University Prep English Department
It's not just that we are what we eat, it's that we are what we consume. In the same way that the food we eat becomes our bodies, the media to which we pay attention, and the conversations in which we ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Sustainable Activism: The Hanford Nuclear Reservation
laura feldman, Latino Network and City of Portland
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is a complex and multi-dimensional issue that demands new ways of thinking and living, rooted in what is local—the unique history, environment, culture, economy, story of a ...

"Suburban Nation" and a Service-Learning Project on Homelessness
Nancy A. Parkes, The Evergreen State College
In the interdisciplinry program, "Suburban Nation," a small group of students joined the City of Olympia's public/non-profit/faith community/business community effort to conduct the annual Homeless ...

Service Learning and Food Security
Christie Flynn, Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
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 ...

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