Jack S. Final Evaluation

April 28, 2010

Readings:

Week 2 (1/20/10): Sullivan The Meadowlands (entire book)

Week 2 (1/20/10): Cronon “The Trouble With Wilderness

Week 3 (1/27/10): Abbey Desert Solitaire (entire book)

Week 4 (2/3/10): Williams Red (entire book)

Week 6 (2/17/10): Coates Nature Preface and ch. 1-5

Week 7 (2/24/10): Coates Nature ch. 6-9 + White “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis” (same link as week 6)

Week 8 (3/3/10): Foer Eating Animals (entire book)

Week 10 (3/17/10): Hodgkinson How To Be Idle (entire book)

Week 11 (3/24/10): Vandermeer & Perfecto Breakfast of Biodiversity (entire book)

Week 12 (3/31/10): Robbins Lawn People (entire book)

Current Environmental News:

Bicycle Transportation Alliance

For Your Health

Interesting Peugeot Concept Car

Food

Way to go Ontario

Captain Planet

Jack Albert and Lawns

Project Blogs:

First Blog about the project

Slow Food

Slow Food Outline

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Final Evaluation

April 27, 2010

1) Class readings

Week 2 (1/20/10): Sullivan The Meadowlands (entire book)

  • My “current event” from this week is also attached to this blog.

Week 2 (1/20/10): Cronon “The Trouble With Wilderness

Week 3 (1/27/10): Abbey Desert Solitaire (entire book)

Week 4 (2/3/10): Williams Red (entire book)

Week 6 (2/17/10): Coates Nature Preface and ch. 1-5

Week 7 (2/24/10): Coates Nature ch. 6-9 + White “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis”

Week 8 (3/3/10): Foer Eating Animals (entire book)

Week 10 (3/17/10): Hodgkinson How To Be Idle (entire book)

Week 11 (3/24/10): Vandermeer & Perfecto Breakfast of Biodiversity (entire book)

Week 12 (3/31/10): Robbins Lawn People (entire book)

2) Presentation

Robbins Lawn People presentation

I presented chapters 1-4, as well as the introduction, with Ben Pepe, who presented chapters 5-8, on week 12 (3/31/10)

3) Current Events

Introduction to Alicia Welu

Eutrophication

Powered by poop?

I never knew I could recycle that.

Hump smarter, save the snail darter.

Grassy music.

Trash Vortex.

Jammin’

4) Project blogs

Initial project proposal

Project outline

Coming along


Project: Dumpster Diving

April 21, 2010

Throughout my journey in the dark alley’s of Delaware I came across ten unlocked dumpsters. To my surprise I found that many of these dumpsters are filled with recyclables that are just going to waste. I seen a lot of paper and cardboard products in many of these dumpsters, which could have been easily recycled. Also at other dumpsters I seen a lot of food waste, which could be composted to make nutrient rich soil for plants. The last thing that I saw was all the broken glass in the dumpsters that can be recycled to make new glass. I think by changing our ways and by starting to recycle a lot more the earth can be saved easily. Our society is just too lazy these days and do the least amount of work to fix something and this needs to be stopped.

The two most interesting places I found was behind goodwill with many objects that can have a practical use and with a little labour can be good again, and  behind the commercial area on Sandusky. The commercial area had many pieces of “waste” that was not really waste like jewelry, books, and picture frames. Another spot where I found something that was perfectly good was behind chase in a residential area too. I found a wooden chair that belongs to a kitchen or something and could be used anywhere else in someone elses home.

I believe the best dumpster diving locations are at large apartments and at the dormitories as everyone is moving out. These are prime locations because some people cannot bring some stuff with them as they are moving out and simply throw it out.