Unit 3: Solutions

Essential Questions:
  1. What can we personally do to help the environment?
  2. How can we work to educate ourselves and think critically about environmental issues?

  • Personal Research Project
    • Topics could include: what could you personally do to reduce your impact, what can you do at home, what could New Vista do, research an alternative energy source being used currently or that is in development, compile locally sourced goods and discuss how they are an improvement, etc
  • Recognizing Ecology in your local area
  • Unearthing the natural history of a place; finding a “Sense of Place”
    • What was Boulder like 100 years ago? 1000 years ago? 10,000? 100,000? etc
  • Personal contributions to the carbon footprint
    • What can you do
    • What can your family do
    • What can your government do?
  • How can we work with our surroundings?