Unit 2 Overview

removed The second unit describes how human beings relate to the environment of which you are a living part. The natural environment consists of multiple self-regulating systems. What happens when you add yourself to the mix? How does your daily living have an impact on the environment? The accompanying PowerPoint presentation looks at how these natural processes interact, the role of human intervention, and asks you to consider your personal obligation for this shared environment.

Agenda for Unit 2:

  • The Human and Environment Connection with PowerPoint Presentation: Where do we fit in?
  • Videos of Leading Thinkers
  • Lecture: My Environmental Impact (Carbon and Ecological Footprint)
    • Exercise 1: Ecological Footprint
  • Lecture: Where I live
    • Exercise 2: Walkscore.com
  • Talking Heads Video: Gord Miller