College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Course Offerings

February 4, 2011

I. Joy if Garbage Decal
II. Research Opportunities in Ecological Restoration
III. Global Food System Decal

I. Joy if Garbage Decal
http://www.decal.org/courses/1766
This class aims to highlight some of the major trends and issues wrapped up in the current global garbage crisis. We will look at policies here on the UC Campus, in the Bay Area, as well as national and international issues. Further, we will constantly be returning to the questions of why such problems exist as they do today, trying get to the roots of the matter. This requires a very multi-disciplinary approach, as these issues certainly are complex and often rooted in subtle cultural attitudes. Thus, we hope to bring ethical, political, economic, social, and other perspectives into our discussions and search for solutions. Guest speakers will talk to us about issues they specialize in, from environmental-justice, landfill design and operations, zero-waste philosophies, the pros and cons to recycling, composting, etc.

II. Research Opportunities in Ecological Restoration
For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Oregon will be offering Biology 469: Ecological Restoration, a 2-week, 4-credit summer field course that teaches the science of restoration at field sites throughout Central Oregon. Students who have taken the course have enjoyed its outdoors, hands-on, practical nature, and many have progressed to internships, jobs, and academic programs with a restoration focus. The course has served students from about a dozen different universities, and it is open to students or recent graduates from any academic institution. Applications are now being accepted. They will be reviewed on April 15, with decisions by April 22. (Late applications will be accepted only if the course is not full by April 22.) For more information, visit www.uoregon.edu/~ecolrest.


III. Global Food System Decal
You are invited to join the Berkeley in the Global Food System DeCal students and facilitator Yassi Eskandari in 182 Dwinelle this Tuesday as guest lecturer Severine Von Tscharner Fleming tells all about sustainable farming, the landless youth, and the need for young farmers in America. Activist, filmmaker, former Cal student, and founder of the Greenhorns (http://www.thegreenhorns.net/), Severine promises to enthuse, enlighten, and entertain us with her story, mission, and the screening of the unreleased documentary, "The Greenhorns." Class begins at 6:00pm, in 182 Dwinelle. Arrive early as there is very limited seating. Hope to see you there! (More info can be found at http://www.decal.org/courses/1671.)