Digital Portfolio: Kayla

December 14, 2018

Week 1: Intro

Week 2:W2 Kayla’s take

Week 3:Desert Solitaire Reflection-Kayla

Week 4:Week 4- The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse

Week 5:Reading and Environmental news (Kayla)

Week 6:Reading

Week 7:Reflection on Reading

Week 8: Fall Break!

Week 9: House meetin’

Week 10:Environment and Society

Week 11:Environmental Geography

Week 12:Week 12

Week 13:Week 13

Week 14: T.Hanks giving.

Week 15: Project Presentations

Week 16: Project Presentations

Additional Current Events:

Environmental news

Environmental news

Project Stuff: Project Proposal

Final Posting

December 14, 2018

All psotings except for those sepearted were wrote, blog posting and environmental news piece for the week.

Week 1 introduction and posting

SUllivan-the meadow lands
Desert solitare
Enviro news-week 3 w/ desert solitare
FAntacism of the apocolypse- present by me
Project proposal
Nature week 1
Nature week 2Eating Animals

Environment and Society

Environment and society 2

PLacing AnimalsWhat We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action

GEOG 360 Digital Portfolio

December 14, 2018

GEOG 360 Digital Portfolio

Project PowerPoint

Project Report

Week 2 – “The Trouble with Wilderness” & “The Meadowlands”

Week 3 – “Desert Solitaire”

Week 4 – “The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse”

Week 5 – “Nature” (First Part)

Week 6 – “Nature” (Part 2)

Week 7 – “Eating Animals”

Week 9 – Good News Current Event

Week 10 – Environment and Society” (Part 1)

Week 11 – “Environment and Society” (Part 2)

Week 12 – “Placing Animals”

Week 13 – “What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action”


G. Garcia Digital Portfolio, of blog

December 5, 2018


Project Report

Powerpoint Presentation

2.) Blog posts (by date)

August 8th, 2018. The Meadowlands

September 4th, 2018. Desert Solitaire

September 11th, 2018. Fanaticism of the Apocalypse

September 19th, 2018. Nature pt. 1, Project Proposal

September 26th, 2018. Nature pt. 2

October 3rd, 2018. Eating Animals

October 24th, 2018. Environment and Society pt. 1

October 30th, 2018. Environment and Society pt. 2

November 7th, 2018. Placing Animals

November 14th, 2018. What we think about when we try not to think about global warming

Sources for Compost Projects

December 10, 2017


Large Scale Composting places to start:

Other past projects to look into:

What other colleges have done:

Possibilities for funding:

How to compost

                Small scale composting: (how to, benefits, uses)

               What not to compost:

Composting in winter:

Indoor composters:



Link to Niemeyer Final Project Write Up

December 9, 2017

Final write up

Sources for Compost Projects

Allie Niemeyer’s Digital Course Summary

December 6, 2017

Links to class readings and news events:

August 30

Allie Niemeyer- intro, news, project ideas and reflections

September 6

Allie Niemeyer Desert Solitaire and News

September 13

Allie Niemeyer’s Fanatacism post

September 20

Nature part 1 reflection and news

September 27

Niemeyer Nature reflection and News

October 4

Eating Animals Response Niemeyer

October 25

Niemeyer Environment and Society and news response

November 1

Niemeyer-environment and society

November 8

Placing Animals Response and News-Niemeyer

November 15

What we think about-Niemeyer

Reading presentation: 

  • Coates’ dedication in the preface is to his children stating he hopes they will remember their childhood visits to different “natural” environments to local and faraway places, calling them inspirational places. Do you feel that nature is inspirational? Does this give it a value (and if so what)? Is it worth saving?
  • 1: Coates calls nature an “objective reality with universal qualities unaffected by … time, culture, and place” and this gives it an “external authority”. Do you think this is true, are there examples of this that you have felt or run across? Does this separate humans from nature?
  • Pg 3: Definitions of nature historically: A physical place; The collective phenomena of the world (including or excluding humans);An essence, quality or principle that informs the workings of the universe; A source of authority governing human affairs; A conceptual opposite to culture
  • Do you agree with these definitions, do you think any or all are important to our society today? Is it important to define nature, why? (Politics, writings, history, how we feel about it) on the next page he says the definition of nature as a physical place takes away from it, is that true?
  • Pg 6 Humans have overcome natural laws, “depending on your standpoint, humanity had either fallen from this state of grace where it had been unencumbered by institutions, or it had risen beyond its barbaric confines through the salutary mechanisms of culture and human laws”. Does this have truth? Are these the only options? Have we overcome natural laws?
  • 8 nature is in a constant state of change, which humans could never control, so is preservation worthwhile?
  • Pg 14. Topophilia-the idea that we have biases to specific natural features, like animals or trees and these lead to conservation efforts, Do you think these are good or bad? Is it important that we identify these biases? He later describes (pg 39) that during the Greco-Roman times there was a general nature considered as the Gaia concept where individuals (like animal species) are looked at in terms of the entirety of nature instead of their individual value, is there a point to looking at nature in this way, as an environment, rather than just certain species we like or don’t? Where does this place humans?
  • Pg 17 the only reason the human impact on nature has grown is because of the increase in population, should we be doing something about this?
  • Pg 31 During Greco-Roman times there were specific areas that were set aside because there were believed to be gods dwelling in them that you wouldn’t want to accidentally offend, and he compares these to national parks, do you think that our conservation efforts have improved since those times?
  • He makes a point throughout the entire book of describing that nobody is immune to degrading nature, including jainists and monks, and though this is true, it once again removes humans from nature, so is there a value to pointing this out?
  • 46 CS Lewis said “what we call Man’s power over nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument” Is this true?
  • Do you think it’s fair to blame Christianity for our views about man’s place in nature?
    • Is Christianity the only one with beliefs that man is superior to nature? There are many Christian leaders who strongly believed that God put these creatures here and therefore it was our duty to conserve his creation, where others thought this was idolatry
  • Pg 63 Humans overtake nature during the 12th century because it no longer spreads fear, people no longer care about destroying it or entering it, is this a valid point?

Project postings:

Niemeyer Project Proposal: Composting

Link to Niemeyer Final Project Write Up