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1. What do students say?
Yes, I would recommend this class to future students. I took the class to become more aware of issues facing my generation relating to sustainability and green energy. I have learned a lot in this course and it covered topics I was not expecting including sustainable technology and knowledge.
The professor [Xavier de Pedro, Ph.D.] is very knowledgeable on the subject matter and it is interesting to learn how sustainability goes beyond "global-warming" and "hybrid-cars".
I believe it is a great course that goes over numerous topics and challenges we face now and in the future, and how we can fix them and avoid them. It was very eye-opening.
It teaches sustainability from more perspectives than I was thinking, or even that I previously knew about. And besides that, it's an important issue
I would recommend the course because most of the class was interesting and it was not a very stressful class
Yes, I would recommend this course if you would like to learn about the current issues with our Earth and the sustainable efforts being put forth to solve them
I learned so much about sustainability, which Ifeel is very important topic today. There was not too much work and Xavier is a very fair grader. The open note tests were also very helpful.
Very interesting topics that are real-life examples/problems that we need to help solve / work on! Very passionate about this work. Thanks so much!
I would recommend this course because sustainability is a very important subject in the modern world. It is every person's responsibility to conserve the environment.
I learned a lot of new information - especially the first half. The project was cool too to actually see something we make be implemented and used.
I would recommend the course because many students have absolutely no idea how important it is to be and create a sustainable community. It is very important and interesting to learn about the topics in this class. Also because the professor is very cool and extremely nice.
You will learn a lot about technology / ideas that can greatly impact our future and the world needs more people who understand that there are ways to make a positive impact that do not involve continuing to invest in unsustainable technology and voting for the Donald Trumps of the World.
You learn so much about sustainable practices occuring throughout the world and about unsustainable ones we need to fix its very interesting and interactive and professor xavier's enthusiasm and passio keeps you paying attention and wanting to learn more.
Yes, I would recommend the course. If course is required you should take it because it allows you to gain an indepth understanding about sustainability as it relates to one world and potential solutions to problems that arrise
I took this course simply because it satisfied a requirement that I needed in order to graduate. I didn't have any prior knowledge about any of the topics discussed. This course allowed me to learn a lot about the world I live in and presented many options to help make it more sustainable, which I think everyone can benefit from.
One of the most indepth courses I've taken on global sustainability + the way it is structured helps the student interact with the topic, for example the final paper requires you to be creative + think of an idea that is sustainable.
Yes, I would recommend the course. Not only is this course extremely informative, but it is crucial for people to understand such topics as the world sees major changes. As well, you are a great professor who is passionate about the topic - that is always awesome. Thanks for a good semester.
- Session 12 : Mid-term Exam
- Session 13 : Local Community Networks
- Session 14 (former 15) : Urban Planning, Architecture and Transportation
- Session 15 (former 14) : Class on site - Can Masdeu, the Rise of the Rurbano Revolution
- Session 16 : Permaculture Ethics & Design Principles
- Session 17 (former 20) : Free / Libre / Open Source Software (FLOSS) and Hardware
- Session 18 (former 21) : Designing a sustainable system for Human Knowledge
- Session 19 (former 22) : The Wisdom and Virtue of Peer-based Crowds
- Session 20 (former 19) : Class on site - Clean Technology and Urban Design
- Session 21 (former 17) : Ecological Economics
- Session 22 (former 18) : Ethical Banking and Fair Trade
- discoverIES - Social Organic Farming : WWOOF in a Local Community Social and Organic Farming
- Session 23 : Energy: Trends, Mega-trends and their Implications
- Session 24 : Business, Biomimicry and Sustainable Development
- Session 25 : Final Exam
3. Final paper
- CLICK HERE and create your own by means of adding a child page
4. Activity of students from previous years
- TABLE of Actions (searchable; in new page)
- LIST of Actions
- 3 .
- 2010a Spring Actions
(reports on the actions implemented by students)
Final paper with 2010 Spring Actions: pdf (3.4 Mb) | odt (6.0 Mb)
Final paper commented (Reports of Students Actions):
- Final paper re-formatted a little bit and commented by the professor:
2009s EAP Sustainability Action Proposal final draft_090423_edited_by_professor_v05.odt (560.89 KB)
(or in pdf format)
See links below, in case you can't open this document yet in your computer.
Final paper "Environmental Action Plan - 2008 Fall" (login first):
- Commented by the professor: http://sustainability.seeds4c.org/dl19
(.odt file - to open this ISO standard type of file you need either:
** Kword from KOffice for Windows or for Mac, or
** the ODF plugin from sun for MS Word)
- Survey: Answers (statistics).