Sustainability

HNR 302

 Spring 2019

Schedule Last Updated:                            03/05/19                                                               

Date

Topics & Readings

*Readings due for the date listed

 

 

Assignments Due

***NOTE: Schedule may be subject to change

 

     

January

1/15

Course Syllabus

 

Poster info

1/17

Introduction

 
* Note that Response #1 requires tracking information from Wednesday 1/16 through Tuesday, 1/22 and is due on Wednesday, 1/23

 

1/22

Finish introduction

Discuss Topic choice and poster

 


 

1/24

Discuss Response 1 Response #1 due Wed, 1/23 by 11:00 pm
 

1/29

 

Sustainability & Consumerism

Readings:

  • Freinkel: CH 8- read pp. 203-209; 220-232 *Note: PLA means polylactic acid, a plant-based, 'biodegradable' plastic
  • Personal Impact

Discuss DQs #1
 

  • DQs #1
  • Wed, Jan 30th- Poster title and 100 word abstract due to me by email no later than 11:00 pm

 

1/31

 

Sustainability & Consumerism

Readings:

 

February

2/5

 

About Fair Trade

2/7

 

About Fair Trade

2/12

The Coffee Case

2/14

The Coffee Case

 

2/19

Outing to Ten Thousand Villages

Presentation begins at 2:00 (~20 min. from NKU)
 

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

2/21

Food Supply & Demand

Readings/Video:

Beads

 

 

 

2/26

Food Supply & Demand

Readings:

  • DQs #4
  • Wed, Feb 27th- Poster draft due no later than 11:00 pm

 

 

2/28

Food Supply & Demand

 

Readings:

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

 

March

3/5

 

Food Supply & Demand and Food Waste

 

Readings:

 

3/7

Class not meeting- instead, submit video assignment

Response #3- due by 3:00 pm, Thursday, March 7th

3/12, 3/14


Spring Break

Do something fun!

3/19

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

Meeting time 1:55- need to check in; then tour begins 2:00, runs until 4:00ish

 

  • Response #4 for GCWW site visit due FRI- 3/22 by 11:00 pm
  • Remember to take photo ID and wear warm enough clothes to be outside/in cold buildings
  • If you need an excuse for another class/classes
  • Mon, Mar 18th (note date change!)- Final poster due to me

3/21

Water

 

Readings:

  • DQs #6
  • Monday, Mar 25th (note date change!)- Final poster due to copy center

3/26

Waste: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling, Part I

Reading:

  • Freinkel: CH 7- Plastic Bottles

3/28

Waste: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling, Part I

Readings/Video:

Trashy Bags

April

4/2

 

Waste: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling: Part II

Readings:

  • DQs #7

  • Pick up poster no later than Friday, April 5

4/4

 

Class not meeting- I'm at a conference

4/9

Celebration 12:30- 2:45
 

 

4/11

Outing to Rumpke Landfill Facility

***Meeting time 2:10, tour begins 2:15 (~35 min. from NKU)

 

 

  • Response #6 due for Rumpke Landfill visit due by 11:00 pm, Friday, 4/17
  • If you need an excuse for another class/classes

4/16

T

Waste: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling: Part II

Readings:

4/18

Earth Day

Waste: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling: Part III

Readings:

  • Freinkel: Introduction, CH 6- Plastic Bags

4/23

Outing to Rumpke Recycling

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

 

  • Response #7 due for Rumpke Recycling site visit due by 11:00 pm, Friday, 4/26
  • If you need an excuse for another class/classes

4/25

Waste: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling: Part IV

Readings:

4/30

The Future

Readings:

  • Ellwood: CH 7, Ch 8

May

5/2

The Future

Readings:

May

 TH 5/9

Final Exam Time 12:20-2:20 Analysis paper due to Canvas