Northern Illinois University
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Save the World! (With a Toilet) part of BASICS:Teaching Materials:The Wicked Problem of Water Quality in the Mississippi River Watershed:Course-Specific Exercises
Sanitation and the availability of safe water are closely allied. Access to safe human waste disposal is more than a human right. It can change the world for the better by reducing disease, death, and poverty.
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Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Production part of BASICS:Teaching Materials:The Wicked Problem of Water Quality in the Mississippi River Watershed:Instructor Stories
This is a semester-long General Education course that uses active learning to explore the concepts of sustainability through the paper, plastic and metal in a charger cable or other simple phone accessory. Students teams learn about the life cycles of each of these materials, and weigh each of the materials and quantitate the production environmental impacts on water, air and soil and human health impacts.