ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

UNST224A

spring 2005

syllabus

 

 

week Readings Things to Do Mentor
one

Mar 28 & 30

 

Suzuki

Chap 1  Homo Sapiens....p.9-28

 

population and consumption

notes

 

Introduction to Environmental Sustainability

Ecofootprint quiz wpe1.jpg (2001 bytes) http://www.earthday.net ecofootprint due email to gossen@pdx.edu

GNP &GPI

*** Turn the Tide challenge wpe1.jpg (1390 bytes)pick one, keep track of your progress in your notes

Living Planet Report 2002

seafood watch 

24 hour project (due by April 11)

 

two

Apr 4 & 6

Suzuki

Chap 2 The Breath....p.29-51

global warming 1

global warming 2

The Greenhouse Effect

bring an article on global warming to class on wednesday- be prepared to discuss

greenhouse

global warming

kyoto and policycop7 marakech, earth summit 2002

centralia notes

Mentor guidelines

 

three

Apr 11 & 13

Suzuki

Chap 3 The Oceans....p.52.75

hydrologic cycle

clean water act

water notes

centralia.pdf


Louisiana wetlands
notes

louisiana 1, 2, 3

coralreef guide

oceans (notes)

 

 

water (supporting readings) http://www.tnrcc.state.tx.us/exec/sbea/rainwater/need.html

rainwater harvesting in portland http://users.easystreet.com/ersson/

rainwater harvesting guide

Living Machines http://www.oceanarks.org/,

rainwater design in portland

cadillac desert notes

 

four

Apr 18 & 20

Suzuki

Blue vinyl video

Chap 4 Made from the soil....p.76-104

part 2 Blue vinyl video

blue vinyl notes

(1 page - graphic life cycle analysis)

Earth Day Saturday April 23 (team participation required)

notes from Blue Vinyl

five

Apr 25 & 27

Suzuki

Chap 5 The Divine Fire....p.105-122

fossil fuels

Gaia, forests, agriculture

Once and future landfills by Bill Rathje landfills.pdf

take home exam issued (Ishmael complete)

 

 

six

May 2 & 4

Suzuki

Chap 6 Protected by...p.123-156

take home exam due

trophic pyramid, biodiversity

biosphere1 notes

biosphere2 notes

 

 

seven

May 9 & 11

 

the value of HOUSE

HOUSE

house paper

design by nature

typical american

Suzuki Chap 7 The Law of Love...p.157-183

human communities, soleri & wells

Paolo Soleri and Malcolm Wells

Wells checklist

house sheet on board

notes 44 ,45 ,46 ,47 ,51

 

walking tour alternative buildings around portland

greenwalkingmap

Recovering America extra credit option 5pts

write Mr. Wells a letter concerning the importance or lack thereof of his book, give him ideas of what you would like to see for his new book

 

 

eight

May 16 & 18

human communities, continued

slide show of alternatives

online streaming video of The Gonzo http://www.media.pdx.edu/, click on spring 2004 archive, click on gossen, password (gossen.w03) you can read more about the gonzo project at this website under projects

Suzuki--Chap 8 Sacred Matter...p.184-206

part 2

human communities, continued

slide show of alternatives

online streaming video of The Gonzo http://www.media.pdx.edu/, click on spring 2004 archive, click on gossen, password (gossen.w03) you can read more about the gonzo project at this website under projects

Redesign America group project

 

 

 



eco hunt extra credit option due by May 23

VB may 20-29th extra credit options(for schedule of events see www.cityrepair.org) 5pts for each event, 1 page review to turn in by June 1. (limit of 2)

 


 

nine

May 23 & 25

Film

Shimisu City

Suzuki--Chap 9 Restoring the...p.207-240

 

Rapa Nui--Innovations of ancient cultures

reference sheet to rapa nui (pdf)

Environmental History of the World and Easter Island

Rapa Nui (Easter Island) reading reference "Easters End" by Jared Diamond, Discover Magazine

World Urbanism class notes

online streaming video of Rapa Nui http://www.media.pdx.edu/, click on spring 2004 archive, click on gossen, password (gossen.w03)

 

 

 

ten

May 30 & June 1

No Class

Memorial Day holiday

Poster DUE

this is your final

class peer review

 

 

 

extra reading FYI (below)

HEAT project

EcoHunt team project

Brewery Blocks article

the natural environment

solar, wind, water potentials and much more

Handbook of wetlands

general design for residential wastewater treatment wetlands

statelinewind energy project, more info stateline

wind from homepower.com

lecture internet references:

http://www.solar4power.com/solar-power-global-maps.html

http://www.ocs.orst.edu/ oregon climate service

www.mrsunsolar.com

solar potential http://www.oregonseia.org/re_oregon_solar_resources.htm

sunangle calculator         http://www.susdesign.com/sunangle/

sun chart program http://solardat.uoregon.edu/SunChartProgram.html

 

Final presentations  Wednesday June 1

Final Project -- Poster Session

What's happening in the Pacific Northwest??
 

Thinking outside of the box: a systems view of packaging by Daniel Imhoff, whole earth winter 2002

Eat locally (think globally)," Gretel H. Schueller, Discover magazine May 2001 p.71-77