I value the time that I was able to spend this term learning about the climate crisis and the steps I can take to make real change. Life can get so busy that we forget to take the time to learn and advocate for a greener and healthier future. This course has been such a great experience and I wish that all UBC students could have the opportunity to take it.
I envision a future where all young people have easy access to the information that we were taught in ENVR 430 this term. Knowledge is key when it comes to kickstarting change. I know that before ENVR 430 I felt that I didn't know enough about environmental issues to speak up about them. I was scared to have difficult conversations, but now they don't feel as daunting. I hope that going forward more and more people are empowered with this kind of knowledge so that we can all fight for a better world together.
I think that implementing more classes like this one, and making them more accessible to a wider audience would be a great intervention to help achieve my vision. I know that the University of Albert provides a free course on Indigenous histories and contemporary perspectives and I think that it would be really cool if UBC could do a similar thing with environmental issues. The topics covered this term would benefit so many people, not only those who are current university students, so making the content more widely available could be a good way to encourage real change.
Yes! This knowledge should be more accessible to everyone!
Great idea! I hope more people can have the opportunity to listen to our lectures! And students can get introduced to know this class
I totally agree I think so many students outside of science would love to take this course! AND on top of that I think everyone SHOULD take this course.
Agreed, while I know many students really dislike taking elective courses that are unrelated to their major, this is probably one class that I would say should be open and accessible to all students. Great points Sofie!
I agree with you, I think all UBC students can have the opportunity to take this course to learn about environmental sustainability. Because we all live on this planet together, we need to protect our environment for a better future.
I totally agree with how daunting it can be to speak out on an issue you don't know enough about and I'm really glad we got the opportunity to learn about something so important in an environment that promotes holistic learning!
Great post! I agree that the information in ENVR 430 is so valuable and definitely raises awareness about important climate issues.
Hi Sophie, I liked that you also implemented the structure of our posts y including values, vision, and intervention!
Hi Sofie, I agree with you that there should be more classes like ENVR 430! It's definitely easy to forget what's happening around us with how busy life is so I'm really glad to have taken this course and hope that others have the opportunity to as well :)
It is an interesting idea to spread the values of the course like that. You really took unleash your values to the next level!
That's actually a great idea! Given the popularity of the course, I'm sure it would be a hit on Coursera and edx
Nice to hear that you feel like you could close some knowledge gaps and feel more confident in tough conversations :)