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November 13, 2017 at 10:52 am

Spring 2018 | Tier III Sustainable Citizenship Class Offered for all Seniors

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A Tier III class called Sustainability Citizenship (T3-4850) is offered in Spring 2018 to Ohio University seniors from any major who are interested in learning how to become more environmentally sustainable in their own lives and in their local communities.

This three credit class is taught by Dr. Nancy Manring, Associate Professor of Political Science.

This course examines new ideas and models of citizenship better suited to the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of our sustainability problems at local, national, and global scales. Students study sustainability citizenship in the private sphere, learning ways to live more sustainable lives, such as using refillable water bottles, eating local food, and practicing sustainable energy consumption in their own homes. Students also explore sustainability citizenship in the public sphere by investigating local governments’ and nonprofit organizations’ efforts to address modern sustainability challenges at the the community level.

About the Sustainability Studies Theme

The Sustainability Studies theme integrates knowledge from many diverse disciplines to explore the complexity of global sustainability issues. Sustainability Studies asks students to think critically about the economic, social, political, cultural and scientific assumptions about humans’ relationships to the environment. Sustainability Studies invites critical exploration of a multitude of complex issues from the local to the global levels by engaging students in visionary conversation and collaborative, real-world problem solving. Sustainability Studies also invites students to explore their own personal values, and envision a meaningful, sustainable future. Sustainability Studies is a strong complement to a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates in Arts & Sciences as well as across Ohio University.

Climate Scientist Michael Mann Comes to Ohio University March 28

Dr. Michael E. Mann is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University and the director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. Among his many honors, in June 2017, he received the seventh annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications from Climate One at the Commonwealth Club. Mann was one of the authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Mann will be giving a public lecture on March 28, 2018, in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

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