E162EnvironmentalLiteracy

E162EnvironmentalLiteracy - ,Wednesday 15:46 sterio...

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Environmental Literacy, Wednesday 15:46 sterio  Good citizenship requires literacy about how scientific and decision-making elements  interact… (environmental literacy is) familiarity with the social processes that  accompany most environmental issues and some understanding how the scientific  method works – Schneider  don’t need to know everything but how do deal with it, how to approach the problem To acquire 3 questions What can happen  What are the odds How you know? Environmental Literacy Council “science-based information on environmental issues” Environmental Intelligence Orr  an encompassing perspective and long-term mode of thinking about environmental  impacts, rather than a stove-piped, disciplinary perspective or “cleverness”- being able  to look at nature now and in the future “knowledge about how nature works 5 obstacles to overcome 1.more comprehensive and ecologically solvent standards for truth 2. facts/politics 3. Is continuing tech progress always good 4. Questions assumptions 5. Education: are the places appropriate
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Orr; a primary way we gain ecological literacy is via “first-hand knowledge, the intimate  connection between the mind and material creative activity Want to be environmentally literate intelligent Two Different Ways;    Nature    Sense of place Nature Journaling Goals Encourage you to see nature as something here and now, noth out there and foreign Nature stuffy will parallel the process of inquiry you will learn to apply t environmental  problems Enhance communication skills Use all five senses to experience Create a work product from this class 
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The Commons                                          15:46 The  Common Pool Resource (CPR) Two key characteristics Lack of excludability Ex: a lake hard to exclude people from using the resource Subtractablility/ rivalry Ex: whatever fish someone catches the other person can not catch  Because everyone is trying to use it for instance air, someone smoking affects the air  the non-smoker breathes  History Lloyd (1830”s) Gordon 1954) and Scott (1955), on fisheries Hardin (1996 Ostrom (1990) “Governing the Commons”, faculty member here at IU when common pool resources ca Basics of the CPR problem marginal private costs < marginal social costs individuals don’t account for the social costs and experience only a fraction of them until  they become prohibitively high and prevent resource use two drivers of human behavior that create the problem free-riding and unwillingness to be the “sucker” race to deplete the resource
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