Sustainability

 Spring 2019

Schedule Last Updated:                            01/14/19                                                               

Date

Topics & Readings

 

 

Assignments Due

***NOTE: Schedule may be subject to change

 

     

January

1/14

 

Course Syllabus

 

Introduction

  • Note that Response #1 requires tracking information from Wednesday 1/16 through Tuesday, 1/22 and is due on Thursday, 1/24

1/21

No classes- MLK Day

1/28

 

Sustainability & Consumerism

Readings:

***We will now meet in SC 308***

Discuss readings, DQs #1

Discuss Response #1

*If you're interested, more on sustainable shopping

February

2/4

 

About Fair Trade

Readings:

2/11

The Coffee Case

Readings/Video:

  • DQs #3
  • Go over P1 assignment

2/18

-->Outing to Ten Thousand Villages (O'Bryonville location)

Presentation- Group 1 at 2:00; Group 2 at 3:00 (~20 min. from NKU)

  • Analysis Paper 1 due at noon (will be posted 2/11)

  • Response #2 due for Ten Thousand Villages site visit- due FRI- 2/22 by 11:00 pm

2/25

Food Supply & Demand

Readings/Video:

  • DQs #4

 

 

March

3/6

 

Food Supply & Demand

 

Readings:

Serendipalm Powerpoint

*If you're interested, a documentary on the impact of the livestock industry, FAO info on livestock, The Future of Meat, Dutch Cows
 

  • DQs #5

 

3/11


Spring Break

Do something fun!

3/18

-->Outing to the Greater Cincinnati Water Works- Treatment Center

Meeting time 2:20- need to check in; then tour begins 2:30, runs until 4:30ish

 

  •  Response #3 for GCWW site

3/25

Water

 

Readings:

  • DQs #6

 

April

4/1

 

Waste: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling, Part I

Readings/Video:

  • DQs #7

 

4/8

Waste: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling: Part II

Readings:

  • DQs #8

4/15

-->Outing to Rumpke Recycling

***Meeting time 1:10, Tour begins at 1:15 (~30 min. from NKU)

 

  • Response #4 due for Rumpke Recycling site visit due 4/16

4/22

Earth Day

Waste: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling: Part III

Readings:

  • DQs #9

4/29

The Future

Readings:

  • DQs #10

May

5/6

Final Exam Time 1:00-3:00 Analysis Paper 2 due to Canvas- see assignment for submission instructions