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Sustainability and the Campus part of Teach the Earth:Courses
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Earth System Topics: Biosphere, Human Dimensions

Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory part of Examples
Students conduct a greenhouse gas emission inventory for their college or university. Students analyze findings and present information to the college or university community. -

Earth System Topics: Climate, Earth's Cycles:Carbon Cycle, Human Dimensions:Policy, Atmosphere, Biosphere, Human Dimensions:Energy
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Environmental Assessment Course part of Examples
The classic campus-based project is an environmental or sustainability assessment, often referred to as an environmental audit. This course, taught at Carleton in 2001, describes how this type of project can be ...

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions, Biosphere, Ecology

Campus Nitrogen Budget part of Examples
Link the college or university operations with local ecology. In this study, students use a tool from urban ecology, the nitrogen budget, to research the inputs, outputs and subsytem transfers of nitrogen on the ...

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Land Use, Biosphere:Ecology, Atmosphere, Hydrology, Surface Processes:Soils, Biosphere, Earth's Cycles:Nitrogen Cycle

Design and Construction of an Eco-House part of Examples
Students in this course explore designs of a future Carleton College student house. This is a multi-year project where students from the social sciences, humanities / arts, and natural sciences explore parts of the ...

Earth System Topics: Biosphere:Ecology, Biosphere

Sarita Wetland Restoration part of Examples
The Sarita Wetland restoration on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus is used as teaching tools by numerous classes. Students, staff and faculty have collaborated on the planning and implementation of ...

Earth System Topics: Biosphere:Ecology, Biosphere, Hydrology, Surface Water