Foundations of Sustainability

Course Code: GGRN 100

Academic Year: 2021-2022

In this highly immersive, experiential course, students examine the fundamental structures, systems, and theories of sustainability, beginning with the origin of the concept itself and its varied interpretations. Through interdisciplinary examination of modern life, including vital consideration and centering of Indigenous Ways of Knowing, students will critically reflect on the impacts of food, energy, consumption, and transportation habits on the planet and its inhabitants. Students will apply various frameworks of sustainability, include the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, Canadian environmental law, and theories on individual, and collective action. Students will be invited to demonstrate their growing knowledge through diverse and creative assessments and/or community projects. Additionally, through guided critique of environmental problems, opportunities, and solutions, Foundations of Sustainability will prepare students for further studies and training in the Green Sector.