I will be addressing how Jeff Wilson took on an extreme project to enlighten people about what it without a doubt means to live deliberately. I will be explaining how Jeff Wilson took on this intense project that also had an environmental educational aspect to it as well. Another point of view on this outlandish project is that it progressively alters a dumpster in to something way more than a person would ever expect.
Each and everyone of you in this classroom has a strong awareness to the dangers wildlife habitats face everyday, but we don’t do anything about it. Why? I feel the answer is obvious for most, “...we are to busy with life...” or “...I couldn’t make a difference...” both of these assumptions are the wrong outlook to take.With just these few changes in your everyday life you could help. You could start recycling, make your
Have you ever thought about how your actions or opinions affected the environment around you? We’re constantly unaware of what we do that impacts the environment’s condition. One author named Wendell Berry blames the public in his article regarding the way society and the industry has treated the environment and
I have always cared about the environment, even from a young age. I am hoping that this course can further explain to me how the environment works, what problems the environment is facing, and what I can do to help.
While attending the convocation festival today we were open to the opportunity to be enlightened by Jay Erzkine Leutze, author of Stand Up That Mountain. While he spoke I was not enlightened about items in the novel, however I was enlightened by his views on values. His views on what
In undergrad, I volunteered my time as a teacher for the Saturday Science Academy on the campus of Charles R. Drew University. My work with the high school students reminded me that to make a difference, you must first care about the individual and understand their circumstances. The Saturday Science
Accept/reject = I feel as though the Dasani water was the purest. 3. Based on the results of your experiment, what major References Turk, J., & Bensel, T. (2014). Contemporary environmental issues (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
In the speech over “Harming our oceans” had various factors that Lauren Voss did really well on. Her work was greatly organized step by step that included all the most important points to make us aware of the damage we're causing to the environment. In the beginning of her video she gives out detailed information on how humans are causing problems
Climate Change was the second event I attended this semester for the Aspiring Leader program. Climate Change was led by Coach Brent Dearmon, Offensive Coordinator for ATU football. His goal was to help us learn about impacting our culture and creating a winning mindset in business, sports, and life. All three of these aspects correlate for him personally. Coach Dearmon had three main focus points: family, work, and football. Family is his number one priority and he
Throughout world history, people have come up with brilliant new ideas to make life easier, and as time goes on, research, making food, and getting news, has all become instantaneous. It now only takes the push of a button to cook a thanksgiving meal or the click of a remote to find out what’s happening across the world. These things are often taken for granted, and rarely does someone stop and say: “I wonder what turning on this extra lamp does to the environment?” This statement sounds insignificant when there are people starving in other countries and people are training for the army. Yet, being concerned about the environment is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, the environment should be one of the biggest concerns among people, as
1. An experience that has greatly influenced my understanding of the world has been my participation in Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Fellowship. The Pine Jog Fellowship is a three-semester program that focuses on environmental improvement and education. In the Pine Jog Fellowship I have had the opportunity to develop my own environmental service projects that would benefit my community. During one semester of my fellowship, I coordinated beach clean-ups for Lake Worth Beach. I recruited over sixty people and collectively, we recycled and threw away over one hundred pounds of trash off of Lake Worth Beach. I also spoke to local fishermen and educated them on the dangers of throwing monofilament fishing line into the ocean. During the
My choice to join the Sustainability Living Learning Community was an easy one. Becoming a freshman in college is an intimidating experience, but the community atmosphere of the Living Learning Community was immediately welcoming and I have learned more about sustainability in the weeks of the seminar than I have ever known in my life. We initiated change in our community that will hopefully inspire others to do the same. This community has taught me to be an advocate of sustainable change that I will continue to develop as I continue my college career.
When I was five years old I began school. In Kindergarden we learned basic things like letters, numbers, and how not to be fully engulfed in flames. For some reason, 2004 was the height of anti-fire education in Missouri and before I knew how to tie my shoes I knew that if I ever was ablaze, to cover my face, fall to my knees, and roll back and fourth. This is what my institution placed serious value upon and because I was a student of that institution I also placed serious value upon it. The same idea must be applied to a university's teaching of environmental sustainability. This is discussed in David Orr's "What is Education For?" Through choosing a curriculum a university chooses what it places value onto, by making the environment a priority it showcases to the future generations that environmental wellness is an important responsibility for them to take ownership.
Steve Hansen was an instructor who informed many students in Wisconsin about the importance of renewable energy, environmental sustainability, and earth stewardship. His creativity, energy, and compassion inspired many to become better people. The Steve Hansen Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to honor his spirit and memory, and to help the next generation carry on his important work. He lived the “Earth Steward” philosophy of making ways of global change from a local-to-global scales to improve ecosystem strength and individual well being. His belief in this global reasoning inspired other students and adults around him to strive to live by this philosophy and make the world a better place. He endured to teach others about the
As a 17-year old teenager going to high school, contrary to the environmental activist, David Suzuki’s, remarks about the ignorance of humans about nature, I receive much information about these kinds of problems at my school, from dedicated assemblies, eco fairs and special days that address our responsibility to deal with nature in a more responsible fashion. Yet, when the school day is over, all of the information seeps out of the roof of the school; plastic water bottles are still found in the corners of hallways and leftover Tim Hortons cups are still present in the desks of my former Business class. Even when I step inside the door of my house, the disconnection from nature is apparent. Most of my time at home is spent looking at a screen and doing homework and the only sign of nature would be the fly