Contemporary Green Living: Life Choices for Sustainability

Jeremy Ferrell
Day/Time Taught: 
MF 8:00-9:15 am
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Sustainability has become a watchword of contemporary life. Often missing from discussions about sustainability is recognition that the choices we make about the technologies that we use play a major role in achieving the goal of sustainability. In this course, students will learn to distinguish feasible solutions that address the three pillars of sustainability (environment, equity, economy) from those that are merely “greenwashing”.

Students will explore the diverse realms of human technological activity, which includes energy, transportation, manufacturing, buildings, food production, and more. Course activities will include, but not be limited to, field trips to view and participate in local community-based sustainable technology projects such as the Collaborative Biodiesel Project, and participation in service learning activities such as “Recycle at the Rock,” Habitat for Humanity green building projects, Kraut Creek river clean-ups, K-12 sustainability education, and more.

NOTE: Priority enrollment for this class is limited to those students living in the Green Living residential learning community.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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