ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES SCHEDULE - FALL 2011

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This is a tentative list of topics and assignment due dates. Full details will be added to this site as links or handed out in class. Some links will be changed as the date approaches, so don't waste paper and time printing stuff now.

DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT
9/6 Introduction: What is an Environmental Issue? Top 5 issues
9/8 Issue Briefs & Ethics Issue Brief: Top issue  Read: Handout (check your email) on climate change
9/13 Natural Resources Concepts Resource Stream: select resource
9/15 ENVL Ethics: Future Environments Environment Age 5 & future
Issue Brief: Top issue draft due MONDAY NOON
9/20  Sustainability: what it is and how we can assess it.  
9/22 LIBRARY how to use databases and other resources. Resource Stream 1: Source, Extraction & Transportation
9/27 Global Issues: Demographics Issue Brief: Top issue final due
The doubling effect
9/29 Global Issues: Development Chipko article
 
10/4 Global Issues: Climate Climate change handouts
10/6 Global Issues:  Biodiversity  
10/11 Development and sustainability Climate change summit
10/13 National Issues: Constitution Declaration of Independence, Constitution
10/18 National Issues: Property Rights Boulding: "Property, Whose Right?"
Issue Brief: Global issue final due
10/20 National Issues: Breaking the logjam & Pesticides and Risk Breaking the Logjam Report, pp 1-15
 
10/25 Preceptorial - no class Resource Stream 2: Processing & Manufacturing
10/27 National Issues: Endangered Species, Invasive Species Breaking the Logjam Report pp 16-22
11/1 National Issues: Environmental justice Breaking the Logjam Report pp 23-25
11/3 Federal Issues conclusion
State Issues: NJ - the state...or?

NJ Bears
Breaking the Logjam Report pp 26-28
Issue Brief: Environmental bill final due
11/8 NJ Laws and Regulations
Greenhouse gases
 
11/10 State Issues: Landuse and Planning Resource Stream 3: Storage, Use & Disposal
11/15 State Issues: Pinelands  
11/17 State Issues: Water Quality Resource Stream PowerPoint
11/22 Local Issues: Planning & Zoning Issue Brief: State
11/24 NO CLASS  
11/29 Environmental ethics Energy and equity
12/1 Local Issues: Watershed  
12/6 Watershed Partnerships Fred Akers, Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association
Resource Stream Final PowerPoint
12/8 Environmental ethics READ The Land Ethic
Issue Brief: Local Due
12/13 Resource Stream presentation LAST DAY TO TURN IN CLASSWORK

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