ENVS 200: Introduction to Environmental Studies Report a Broken Link

Environmental Studies 200 presents online reading and viewing assignments within each unit.

Unit 1


Worldwatch Institute. Environmental Milestones: A Worldwatch Institute Timeline Tracing Key Moments in the Sustainability Movement from the 1960s to 2004. Washington DC: Worldwatch Institute, 2004. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Pimental, D., R. Cincotta, P. Longman, J. Oglethorpe, N. Gelman, W. Lutz, R. Bilsborrow. "Overpopulation and Sustainability." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 4.3 (2006, April): 155-161. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Friedman, T. "The Inflection Is Near?" New York Times (2009, March 7): WK12. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Monbiot, G. "Population Growth Is a Threat. But It Pales against the Greed of the Rich." The Guardian (2008, January 29). Web. 10 Feb. 2012.

Unit 2


United Nations Environment Programme. "Environment for Development." Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) 4: Environment for Development. Valletta, Malta: Progress Press, 2007. 3-34. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Redclift, M. Introduction. Sustainability: Life Chances and Livelihoods. Ed. Michael Redclift. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. 1-13. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.

Unit 3


Bynum, N. What Is Biodiversity? Half Moon Bay, CA: Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, Open Educational Resources, 2009. Web. 10 Feb. 2012. Read the sections listed below:

Global Processes

Definition of Biodiversity

Spatial Gradients in Biodiversity

Introduction to the Biodiversity Hierarchy

Species Diversity (ignore calculations)

Introduction to Utilitarian Valuation of Biodiversity

Ecosystem Diversity

Population Diversity

Biogeographic Diversity

Community Diversity

Ecoregions

Extinction

Landscape Diversity

Ecological Value
Ellwood, W. "Why Are They Dying?" New Internationalist, 425 (2009, September 1): 4-7. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Ellis, E. Earth: Human Influence on Ecology Mapped. New York: Discovery Channel: 2009. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.

Unit 4


U.S. Global Change Research Program / U.S. Climate Change Science Program. Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences. A Guide for Individuals and Communities. Washington, DC: U.S. Climate Change Science Program, 2009. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Pachauri, R. "Climate Justice: The Facts." New Internationalist, 419 (2009, January 1): 12-13. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Craven, G. How It All Ends. N.p.: wonderingmind42's channel (YouTube), 2007. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Heinberg, R. Oil: The Party's Over. Sag Harbor, NY: Envirovideo, Envision Environmental Media Center, 2007. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
New Internationalist. "Four Principles for Climate Justice." New Internationalist, 419 (2009, January 1): 8. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Narain, S. "A Million Mutinies." New Internationalist, 419 (2009, January 1): 10-11. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Gore, Al. “Al Gore Warns on Latest Climate Trends.” New York: TED—Ideas Worth Spreading, 2009.

Unit 5


Connor, R., J.-M. Faurès, J. Kuylenstierna, J. Margat, P. Steduto, D. Vallée and W. van der Hoekstra. "Chapter 7: Evolution of Water Use." Water in a Changing World: The United Nations World Water Development Report 3. Paris and London: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and Earthscan, 2009. 96-123. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Cormier, Z. "Message in a Bottle." New Internationalist, 415 (2008, September 1): 10-11. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.

Unit 6


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. "Summary." State of the World's Forests 2009. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2009. viii-xi. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Silva Forest Foundation. Definition and Principles of Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning. Slocan Park, BC: Silva Forest Foundation, (2005). Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Rosenthal, E. "New Jungles Prompt a Debate on Rain Forests." New York Times (2009, January 29): Science. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.

Unit 7


Steinman, J. (Host), D. Qualman, R. Sauvé, M. Xuereb and P. Andreé. Thought for Food. Nelson, BC: Deconstructing Dinner, 2007. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012. Note that you can obtain a transcript of this broadcast at http://old.globalpublicmedia.com/transcripts/846
Capital Media Group and University of Wisconsin, Madison. Feast or Famine: Soil Quality, Conservation and Food Production. Seattle: University of Washington, Research Channel, (2008). Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Dow Chemical Company. Growing Responsibility. Midland, MI: Dow Chemical, 2010. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
FORA.tv and City Arts & Lectures. (2008). Vandana Shive in Conversation. San Francisco, CA: FORA.tv, Inc., 2008. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.

Unit 8


Leonard, A., with Tides Foundation, Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption, and Free Range Studios. The Story of Stuff. Berkeley, CA: The Story of Stuff Project, 2007. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Devisscher, T., with T. Hayden and J. Jabbour. "Chapter 2: Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste." In UNEP Year Book 2009: New Science and Developments in Our Changing Environment. Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme, 2009. 11-20. Web. 10 Feb 2012.
Ellwood, W. "This Toxic Life." New Internationalist, 415 (2008, September 1): 4-7. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.

Unit 9


Wackernagel. M. Mathis Wackernagel: The Ecological Footprint. San Rafael CA: Kalliopeia Foundation, Globaloneness Project, 2007. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Global Footprint Network. Footprint Calculator. Oakland, CA: Global Footprint Network, 2010. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
VPRO Backlight. Waste = Food [Cradle to Cradle]. Hilversum, Netherlands: VPRO-Tegenlicht, 2008. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
McLaughlin, M. New Urbanism vs. Suburbanism. N.p.: Maxmcl's channel (YouTube), 2007. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.

Unit 10


Barrow, C. "Chapter 2: Environmental Management Fundamentals and Goals." Environmental Management for Sustainable Development. London: Routledge, 2005. 20-38. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Miniature Earth Project. The Miniature Earth. N.p.: Miniature Earth Project, 2010. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.

Unit 11


Simmons, B., M. Archie, T. Bedell, J. Braus, G. Holmes, M. Paden, R. Raze, A. Smith, T. Spence, G. Walker and B. Weiser. Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence. Washington, DC: North American Association for Environmental Education, 2004. Web. 10 Feb. 2012. Scroll down to the section titled "Download Your Copy of the Guidelines" and click on the link titled "EE Materials: Guidelines for Excellence."
Orr, D. (1991). "What Is Education For? Six Myths about the Foundations of Modern Education and Six New Principles to Replace Them." In Context: The Learning Revolution, 27 (1991, Winter). Web. 10 Feb. 2012.

Unit 12


Worth, J. "Buy Now, Pay Later." New Internationalist, 395 (2006, November 1): 2-5. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
FORA.tv. Gary Hirschberg: How to Make Money and Save the World. San Francisco, CA: FORA.tv, Inc., (2008). Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012. Watch the presentation to 31:20. The Q&A session that follows is optional.
Carter, M. Majora Carter: Greening the Ghetto. New York: TED, Ideas Worth Spreading, 2006. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Homer-Dixon, T. "Prepare Today for Tomorrow's Breakdown." Toronto Globe and Mail (2006, May 14). Web. 10 Feb. 2012.
Lappé, F. Living Democracy, Feeding Hope. La Jolla: University of California Television, 2009. Film. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.