ENVS 435: Transformative Change in Building Sustainable Communities (Rev. C5) Report a Broken Link

Unit 1

Bhattacharyya, J. (2004). Theorizing community development. Community Development, 34(2), 5–34.
Critical Community Development: The Origins of Environmental Studies 435

An Interview with Dr. Noel Keough and Dr. Mike Gismondi

Defining Values: An Interview with Dr. Cressida Heyes

Unit 2

Magro, K. M. (2001). Perspectives and theories of adult learning. In D. H. Poonwassie & A. Poonwassie (Eds.), Fundamentals of adult education: Issues and practices for lifelong learning (pp. 76-97). Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing
Lucio-Villegas, E. (2015) Claiming Adult Education, Adult Education in Communities: Approaches from a Participatory Perspective, pp. 11-24. Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei: Sense Publishers (note: there is no need to read the entire chapter)
Blackburn, J. (2000). Understanding Paulo Freire: Reflections on the origins, concepts, and possible pitfalls of his educational approach. Community Development Journal, 35(1), 3–15.
Dave Meslin - The Antidote to Apathy

Case Study: Viewing and Reading
2013 Snow Goose Chase Tofield

Edmonton Nature Club & Tofield, AB. Snow Goose Chase. Website.

Unit 3

Ice Breaker Resources
The Magnificent Icebreaker


Developed by the Catalyst Centre

Ten Steps to Community Development
Ten Steps to Community Development

Note that these Ten Steps are part of an online course on Community Development Strategies developed by the Ontario Heathy Communities Coalition.

Community Tool Box
Community Tool Box
FoodShare Workshop Tools
Guidelines for Democratic Participation
Square Wheels
Kretzmann, J. P., & McKnight, J. L. (1993). Releasing individual capacities. Building communities from the inside out: A path toward finding and mobilizing community’s assets (pp. 13–49). Chicago: Centre for Urban Affairs and Policy Research/ACTA Publications.

This is a foundational text on asset mapping.

Case Study: Viewing and Reading
Crawford, M. (2010, July 27). Kitscoty starts work on extensive walking trails throughout the village. Vermillion Standard.

Unit 4

Unit 5

Encuentro: A Popular Education Encounter

Smith, M. (2019), Popular Education. infed.

Retrieved from: https://infed.org/mobi/popular-education/

Unit 6

The Growing Revolution—Reclaiming Control of the Food We Eat

Unit 7

Unit 8

Unit 9

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Assignment 3 Viewing and Reading
What Is Appreciative Inquiry?

Bushe, G. R. (2013). The appreciative inquiry model. In E. H. Kessler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of management theory. Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications.
Assignment 4 Reading
Vanderklippe, N. (2013, August 10). How Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline lost its way. The Globe and Mail. Website.
Goodine, C. (2011, October). Fracking friction.Canadian Geographic, 131(2): 28.
Giese, R. (2008, June). What it takes to fix a toxic town. Chatelaine, 81(6), 237–240, 242, 244, 246, 248.
Assignment 5 Reading
Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG). (2012). The supermarket tour. Peterborough, ON: OPIRG.
Newcombe, T. (2003). Make trade fair. PowerPoint presentation.Oxfam Canada.
Oxfam Canada. (2000). Putting food on the global table. Annual Food Day kit. Oxfam Canada.
Assignment 5 Jeopardy Game Resources
Oxfam Canada. (2006). Trade—A world in jeopardy. Jeopardy game board. Oxfam Canada.
Oxfam Canada. (2006). Trade—A world in Jeopardy—Answers. Jeopardy game board answers. Oxfam Canada.
Assignment 6 Viewing and Reading
Mathis Wackernagel: The Ecological Footprint

Mathis Wackernagel, Part 1—Ecological Footprint Idea & Uptake

Mathis Wackernagel, Part 2—Ecological Footprint Trends

Mathis Wackernagel, Part 3—Ecological Footprint Opportunities

Anielski, M. (2013, August 21). Ensuring sustainable happiness through local food security for Edmonton: A case for conserving Edmonton’s prime food lands. Edmonton, AB: Anielski Management website.
Smith, A., & MacKinnon, J. B. (2005, June 28). Living on the 100-mile diet. The Tyee.
Assignment 7 Digital Storytelling Resources
Banse, L. (2013). Seeing is believing: A guide to visual storytelling best practices. Visual Story Lab website. Resource Media.
Educational uses of digital story telling. University of Huston Education.
The Goodman Center. (2014). Resources: A little help for our friends. Goodman Center website.

The Goodman Center is devoted to teaching people how to communicate to further good causes, and focuses in particular on the power of storytelling.

Meisel, D. (2013). Storytelling: Why it matters and how to get it right. Resource Hub. ClimateAccess website.
Roosevelt, M. (2010, July 13). Teaching “stuff” about ecology. Los Angeles Times website.

This article gives you more information about the [hi]story of Annie Leonard’s founding of The Story of Stuff Project.

Stevens, J. Tutorial: Multimedia storytelling: Learn the secrets from experts. Advanced Media Institute, University of California Berkeley.  
The Story of Stuff Project website.

This website includes many examples of digital storytelling being used to educate and engage people on environmental issues.

Wilson, C. What is digital storytelling and how to get started. Athabasca University e-Lab.

This workshop introduces digital story telling, gives suggestions for creating your own story, and directs you to a variety of digital storytelling resources.

Assignment 7 Reading
Bigelow, B. (1997). The human lives behind the labels: The global sweatshop, Nike, and the race to the bottom. Phi Delta Kappan, 78(2).
Top ten tips for commodities research. Simon Fraser University Library.
Journal of Consumer Research.