I was nervous about this class because it tackled environmental issues through a lens that I had previously not operated under. There was a lot of discussion on human ecology and our behavior and why we act in ways that harm the environment that I didn't encounter before. Subjects such as single-use plastics, activism, and environmental assessments are all topics that I've managed to grow my knowledge in The mixed media that was associated with the class also added an extra dimension of interest.
Thinking of these issues and really highlighting them as a part of a complicated complex system has changed my outlook and framework for thinking.
I'm leaving this class with a better understanding of the issues at hand.
I'm leaving this class with a graver concern for our ecosystems and how much trouble we are in.
I'm leaving this class with the knowledge that fixing our problems will be a massive effort.
But I'm also leaving this class with a lot of motivation to make changes and skills that will make it happen.