College Bulletin 2022-2023 
    Jun 20, 2024  
College Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENVS 013. Our Trash

Our trash systems are designed so that throwing things away can be a thoughtless act. However, thought is required to effectively and ethically deal with the colossal amount of trash produced in the U.S. Waste disposal can have significant and often deleterious effects on vulnerable communities, local environments and the global climate. This course focuses on understanding the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of U.S. waste management processes and the science of decomposition. As part of this course, students will participate in a practicum “zero waste” waste prevention project in conjunction with community partners. Multiple field trips. 
This course counts as an Environmental nataural science course for the ENVS major/minor.
Natural Sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Eligible for ESCH.
Spring 2023. Pfluger.
Spring 2024. Pfluger.
Spring 2025. Pfluger.
Catalog chapter: Environmental Studies  
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