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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Dec 02, 2022
In #UnleashValues
ENVR 430 has been such an interesting and fun class and I really enjoyed the discussions we've had in class. I am excited to apply all the knowledge I received from this course to the real world and make more of a difference in the world. I enjoyed the final project and it felt good leading the workshop at the high school and to be able to teach high school students more about sustainable agriculture. My vision for ENVR 430 was to learn more about the environment and sustainability. I enjoyed learning during the lectures which involved lots of story-telling and visuals. The values and skills I am leaving the class with include as stronger passion to make the earth more sustainable and to educate my community about sustainability. The hard conversation assignments were really helpful and will help me in having these conversations within my community. I value sustainability, and the poser of education and awareness in initiating change. I envision a future where there are more efforts made in educating and raising awareness about climate change and the environmental crisis.This course has been a great experience and I encourage all UBC students to enroll in this course. I have told all my friends about this course and encouraged them all to enroll as well. Furthermore, I will educate my peers, friends, and family about sustainability and the environmental crisis and what actions they can take to live a more sustainable life. I am excited to take what I leaned and move forward in making a change for a more sustainable planet, unleashing the values learned from this course.
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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Nov 24, 2022
In #UnleashValues
Death is a really scary topic for many and not easy to talk to talk about either. However, I believe that death is inevitable and a part of life. Getting old/aging is scary and sometimes people are unprepared about the aging process. I envision a world where the topic of death isn't considered taboo and families can feel comfortable having important discussions such as death care. There are heavy costs and many environmental effects regarding death care. Conversations regarding death should become more acceptable and people would be able to make decisions being environmentally friendly cautious.To make changes, I suggest educating people about the alternatives such as ecological and sustainable death care to protect themselves is very important. People should be more aware and knowledgeable about environmentally friendly death care. There should also be laws regulating the process of natural burial and anti-ecological burials. Funeral homes should also be mandated and required to educate family members and individuals about other burial options and the different costs. Eco-sustainable options should me made more accessible for everyone.
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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Nov 18, 2022
In #UnleashValues
Plastic consumption and waste is a major issue concerning our world as plastics are not decomposable. My vision for the world is to be plastic free or have near zero plastic consumption.I believe everyone should work hard to reduce their plastic consumption and the plastic waste they produce. I envision a world where plastic consumption and waste is reduced and single-use plastics are banned. It is important for people to be educated and understand human consumption patterns and the effect their plastic consumption has on the environment and sustainability. For intervention, governments can make stronger laws banning the use of single use plastics and to strictly regulate the use of plastic in production and waste management. So all single use plastics are either banned or made from biological sources instead. Even more, businesses and producers that use a lot of plastic for packaging can turn to more sustainable/biodegradable forms of packaging.
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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Nov 04, 2022
In #UnleashValues
I envision a world where businesses are transparent and more vocal and honest about their ways, production and methods. As said in the lecture notes, we are responsible for our consumption but business's control how things are produced. Everyone has the right to know how companies produce their products and what environmental impacts those products have. Business transparency is extremely important in my opinion. So much corporate greed that environment and product sustainability is probably the last thing on the minds of business leaders. A possible intervention is the enforcement of ecologically responsible laws and policies that will put a halt to the bad practices and careless actions of those businesses that hide the truth about their sustainability. Increasing taxes and relevant policies to keep balance between consumerism and environment sustainability is necessary.
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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Oct 21, 2022
In #UnleashValues
Climate change and forest fires are interchangeably related. Forest fires promote new growth and I believe are somewhat essential to ecosystems. However, fires cause lot's of damage and produce the worst quality air. Humans both indirectly and directly contribute to climate change which leads to global temperatures rising and continued forest fires. I value our natural ecosystems and forests and want to contribute to sustain them. I envision a world where everyone is able to breathe in fresh air and not have to worry about toxins or harmful debris in the atmosphere due to fires. An intervention that I would propose is for the government to promote/create policies and restrictions regarding conservation, restoration and the initiation of forest fires. Another intervention could be hosting workshops/meetings on climate change and forest fire impacts in local communities. Furthermore, it is also very important to promote education and awareness about fire risks, prevention and management among individuals.
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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Oct 14, 2022
In #UnleashValues
As said in today's class, I agree that "most agriculture is inherently unsustainable." Agriculture requires the use of animals and food is as everyone knows immensely important to for our survival. I envision a world where this is sustainable farming and farmers take more ecological friendly approach when it comes to farming and the animals. For intervention, I would say that exploring new and innovative farming techniques could be pursued to progress towards more sustainable agricultural practices. This can be done through new educational programs across the world to spread awareness. Humans need to work together to find amore suitable and sustainable method for agriculture. But this would be costly because of all the expenses and could take a toll on the farmers views/perspectives. Money is the significant limiting factor and we would need extra money to go against the farming subsidiaries to counteract the negative effects.
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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Oct 07, 2022
In #UnleashValues
Should ecosystem services be traded on markets? This question really sticks out to me because it's a quite interesting take on a solution environmental issues. Obviously, I don't think that its possible or would even get much support if ecosystem services were to be traded on markets. However, I do believe that doing so would bring some sort of accountability regarding ecosystem services and issues. But you can't put a price tag on nature, as ecosystems are significantly valuable. An issue that arises is how to put a value to natural resources such as water? A very important natural asset is water. Everyone should have access to clean water. Water is a valuable natural asset that should not be taken for granted. An intervention that I would suggest is to develop strategic municipal actin plans to protect natural assets. We can put our money towards investments and technology whose goal is to protect these natural assets. another proposed intervention is that governments, both municipal and provincial should work to make bills that would manage ecosystem services and be able to help resource managers effectively sustain natural resources. My vision for the future is for everyone across the globe to have access to natural resources such as water (clean water), and may be ecosystem services market could be incorporated if done sustainably with strict rules. We also need to make sure that groups and people do not wrongfully take advantage and or harm the ecosystems.
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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Oct 07, 2022
In #UnleashValues
I envision a world where everyone's opinion/thoughts are taken into consideration and issues affecting the environment and the planet are properly and efficiently dealt with. Environmental injustice and reconciliation issues cannot go unnoticed as these issues affect individuals and communities.Everyone's voice should be included and taken into consideration along a decision-making process. I want to be able to live in a world where everyone has access to justice and reconciliation and access to a sustainable environment. It is definitely not fair to the First Nations communities who were never even consulted about the reintroduction of the sea otters. That was a clear example of injustice. A balanced social-ecological system is necessary for a future with sustainability. A way to achieve this kind of world I envision, I think it there should be a system where we have people that represent all communities and societies so they can be a voice for them during decision-making processes to protect nature and the environment. 0
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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Oct 07, 2022
In Relational Values
I envision a world where everyone's opinion/thoughts are taken into consideration and issues affecting the environment and the planet are properly and efficiently dealt with. Environmental injustice and reconciliation issues cannot go unnoticed as these issues affect individuals and communities.Everyone's voice should be included and taken into consideration along a decision-making process. I want to be able to live in a world where everyone has access to justice and reconciliation and access to a sustainable environment. It is definitely not fair to the First Nations communities who were never even consulted about the reintroduction of the sea otters. That was a clear example of injustice. A balanced social-ecological system is necessary for a future with sustainability. A way to achieve this kind of world I envision, I think it there should be a system where we have people that represent all communities and societies so they can be a voice for them during decision-making processes to protect nature and the environment.
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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Sep 23, 2022
In Member Introductions
Hi everyone! My name is Ravinder Dhaliwal and I am a Biology major in my last year. I am excited to be in this class and to learn more about creating an environment friendly future. I enjoy spending time outdoors and love exploring the natural beauty of our province. So for me, it's really important to create a sustainable and positive future that preserves the natural beauty of the world!
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Ravinder Dhaliwal
Sep 16, 2022
In #UnleashValues
The positive future I envision involves sustainability surrounding fast fashion. I want to be able to contribute to a more ethical and environmental friendly and to reduce hazardous waste due to fast fashion production. I do believe that overconsumption is largely due to boredom and the negative effects of overconsumption is not considered by many. An idea I have is to be able to refurbish clothes or fashion in a more sustainable way while keeping up with the new trends. We should support thrifting and the reusing of clothes long-term.
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