Faculty GUR Group: Big Footprints, Big Impacts: Measuring Sustainability (Part 2 of 2)

Time: 2/13/2009 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Miller Hall 156

Part 2 of a two-part series...
(attend either or both)

Join Grace Wang, Department of Environmental Studies and the Huxley College of the Environment, to learn more about the discipline of Environmental Studies, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues.

Have you ever wondered how much your lifestyle impacts the planet? The Ecological Footprint Quiz measures the amount of resources needed to sustain your patterns of consumption.
Join Grace Wang, Department of Environmental Studies, for a moderated discussion on the Ecological Footprint. We will explore the factors and scientific data that go into measuring it, and conclude with some ways to reduce one’s footprint.

On the second day, we will take a regional approach, looking at seven indicators to measure sustainability in the Cascadia region, and discussing possible solutions to ensure the future of our planet.

The idea behind the Faculty GUR Group is that faculty–as well as students–need to sustain their general education. With this in mind, the Faculty GUR Group was formed to bring together faculty from different departments across the university in a learning community that will seek to enhance each participant’s general education by relying on each other’s domain of expertise.

For more information please contact: Grace Wang   360-650-3278