I do not at all regret my decision to enrol in ENVR 430! The course structure facilitated our learning in an accessible and fun manner. I loved how the majority of the pre-readings consisted of documentaries and movies as this motivated me to engage with the weekly content before class. The use of story-telling and visuals made the lectures engaging and thought-provoking. CoSphere was a great addition to the course as it allowed all of us to share our visions, values and interventions to facilitate important discussions!
If there’s one value that I take away from this course, it’s the power of education and awareness in initiating change. Before this course, I was not at all confident in discussing and formulating my own opinions about issues that contribute to the climate crisis. The awareness I received through this course has not only benefited me, but my friends and family too.
I thus envision a future where efforts in educating and raising awareness about climate change are increased especially at younger ages. Specifically, I hope that educators can increase the amount of climate and sustainability education in elementary schools and high schools!