Unit 1 Overview

removed Unit one introduces the study of the environment, perceptions and attitudes surrounding its appreciation, and obstacles preventing or distracting you from seeking solutions for problems. The unit examines ways an understanding of the environment will enhance your daily life and job. New concepts such as the “Planetary Boundaries” are introduced to illuminate the current stresses within the global ecosystem. The lesson concludes with a discussion opportunity for those who have registered and the Green Citizen Consumer Survey which participants are asked to complete.

Agenda for Unit 1:


  • Everyday is Earth Day
    • View Polar Explorer 6 minute video clip
  • The Planetary Boundaries
  • In-class discussion
  • My Personal Consumption
    • Exercise: Green Citizen Lifestyle Survey
  • Talking Heads Video: Bob Willard