ENVS 0300

Approaching Sustainability

Approaching Sustainability From the Roots
In this course we will explore root causes of environmental problems through systems and emergent ways of approaching ecology, philosophy, the economy and mainstream media. It begins from the premise that humans are born belonging to animals, plants and the rest of nature - connected to our instincts - but that we are conditioned immediately away from this inter-dependence. We will work to understand how we can overcome this state of being by considering indigenous thinkers and eastern philosophers. We will read Robin Wall Kimmerer, Kate Raworth, George Lakoff, Gary Snyder, Peter Senge, Confucius, Lao Tzu, Wes Jackson and others. The texts will be complemented by an exploration of current and emergent practices in the private sector through partnerships with non-profits and government agencies. 3 hrs. sem.
Environmental Studies
Prog in Environmental Studies
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Spring 2021

ENVS0300A-S21 Seminar (Canter)

Spring 2020

ENVS0300A-S20 Seminar (Canter)

Spring 2019

ENVS0300A-S19 Seminar (Canter)