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First-Year Seminar (105-6-01)


Sustainability Meets Environmental Justice


Shelby Hatch

Meeting Info

Technological Institute LG62: Tues, Thurs 11:00AM - 12:20PM

Overview of class

Sustainability Meets Environmental Justice: "Climate Change Comes for the Freezers - A Key Tool for Alaska Natives." This headline, from earlier this month, highlights the increasing severity and frequency of environmental events that are also evolving into environmental in-justice crises. Occurrences like this - including local ones - will be foregrounded in class readings, discussions, field trips, and assignments. What sustainable solutions are available to mitigate such disasters? What actions can we take to prevent future ones? How can the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry and Engineering be utilized to create a more sustainable future for all? Students will examine behaviors of individuals and institutions, analyzing how those actions contribute to the success - or failure - of a sustainable and environmentally just future. Students will use various forms of media to communicate their findings to the Northwestern community and beyond, culminating in student-directed projects and presentations.

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Class Attributes

WCAS First-Year Seminar

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Reserved for First Year & Sophomore only