Explore the concept of Environmental Justice
This week, your discussion post will have several parts:
First, to conceptualize some of the different ideas presented in the lecture, reading, and Ted Talks, draw a mind map of key points. There is
no right way to do this. Include whatever details you want, be creative or keep it simple, and organize it in a way that makes sense to you.
You can ask questions, you can focus on the Ted Talk that felt most impactful, you can draw pictures instead of using words, you can draw an
actual geographic map, you can do it on the computer instead of on paper – there are lots of possibilities! The only goal is to synthesize
across the material from this week. Here is an example, and for more creative mind map formats, check out these images
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website allows you to make free mind maps online if you’d like to go that route: Canva (https://www.canva.com/graphs/mind-maps/) .
You should be able to embed an image of your mind map into your discussion post by clicking on the image button in the toolbar.
Environmental Justice Case Studies
Second, research and share about a case of environmental injustice. You can use a case in your own community, or find one using
the EJAtlas (https://ejatlas.org/) or University of Michigan’s case studies. (http://umich.edu/~snre492/cases.html) Briefly describe the
situation, explain the environmental concern and the justice concern, and offer a suggestion of what could be done to address the situation.
How might you promote equitable sustainability in your local community?
Make sure you are demonstrating a strong grasp of module material by including ideas from lecture, readings, and Ted Talks in your mind
Remember that all of us have different backgrounds, experiences, and opinions. It is great to have a diversity of responses; that’s what I
hope for. Please remember to maintain an open mind and always approach our conversations in a respectful way.