ENVR 430 was truly a unique and hard-hitting course. I learned much more than "content" or lessons presented in class; to me this course was more about empowerment and learning how to bring about change. I certainly used to feel a lot of despair and helplessness when looking at all the climate change induced crises, and the ecological disasters caused by humans. But simply by working on possible solutions and tangible actions, I have learned that a lot of these issues are actually within my reach. Our final project were a great way to practice gathering community support and working to implement changes, however small, in our world.
Secondly, I really appreciated hearing from my classmates on various topics discussed in class. It is clear to me now that there are a lot of passionate people at UBC, all with unique voices and perspectives. I'm grateful for Kai, Dana for this class and for introducing us to this safe platform for voicing these opinions and hearing from each other. The lessons I've learned here will stay with me forever as I continue to look for ways to support and work towards a sustainable future.