As this course comes to an end, I have a lot to reflect on. This course has been very informative in teaching me global issues impacting our environment that I often had misconceptions about (e.g. all fires are bad when in fact, controlled/prescribed fires are quite helpful in wildfire prevention) and this course really solidified my understanding in linking societal and ecological issues together.
I loved how this class structured, in that it was so interactive and engaging in that we were able to have some freedom in what we wrote in our posts, come up with our own strategies to tackle issues and I think it was just a great way to be a part of solving the issue.
The pre-readings were a fun way to engage us as well because they were in the form of documentaries on Netflix!
This class went beyond my expectations and goals I'd set at the beginning of the class in that I learned to strategize beyond the personal level of interventions and into systems and management intervention strategies.
I leave the class with skills in fostering real change towards sustainability, presenting and communicating these issues and changes, brainstorming strategies and interventions, including management strategies regarding ecosystem services
Expression of vision: With these ideas in mind, I envision a world in which biodiversity and proper ecologically sustainable practices are put into place.
Expression of value(s): I value the preservation of all the biodiversity in our world.
Stated intervention: I will continue to advocate and push forward for these changes and inform others about it by informing them of the concepts I learned in this course. Such as being more mindful of my water usage and carefully buying quality items to reduce my overconsumption. Hopefully as I spread the word and commit to sustainable practices in day-to-day life, it could inspire others to care and save our planet as well!
Love this Natalie! It was such a pleasure working with you this term :)
I love that you ended your reflection post in the structure of our weekly posts. I think you've summed up the course really well in what visions, values, and interventions, all of which I'd like to take as well!
Thanks for sharing Natalie! I also loved the structure of the class.
I agree Natalie, the course structure made ENVR 430 super engaging and the Netflix documentaries made homework enjoyable! I wish you luck on your journey to reduce your consumption and water usage.
You reflection is so insightful!
I enjoyed reading the post. I also think we all leave this class iwith skills in fostering real change towards sustainability.
Very thoughtful reflection!