To me, Northland’s mission statement means that I can get a new perspective on my education by learning from an environmental standpoint. With this new perspective of learning, I will be able to live a sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle while preparing for my future. I can focus on my passions and strengthen them to become successful within the natural resources and environmental career fields. The programs at Northland will help me achieve my personal career goals in ways that would not be possible at other schools in the country. Northland offers me the education and experience that employers are searching for.
I will be facing different challenges which will make the world more liveable while protecting the environment. One particular aspect of what landscape architects are able to do which fascinates me and urges me further to pursue this profession is that landscape architects are needed to tackle the obstacles of the future from issues such as sustainable infrastructure, landscape regeneration and preservation, healthy living and of course, climate change. Landscape architects work as the glue between the population, environment and built environment and wildlife and are safeguards of the
Founded in 1990, the mission of the foundation is to "protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future" and their vision is "that within a generation, Canadians act on the understanding that we are all interconnected and interdependent with nature" (Link). His foundation has educated many people on nature, and what we can do to save the Earth. He has published
Throughout this course, I have gained a better understanding of sustainability education, the issues facing teaching sustainability and solutions to incorporating sustainability into the classroom. Sustainability education is the ability of individuals to become more aware of their environment and gain the knowledge, skills, values and experiences that will allow them to solve environmental problems. I personally gained sustainable knowledge, skills, values, and experiences in this course. My knowledge of sustainability now expands to include a wide range of topics from waste management, farm to table eating, corporate farming, to the Canadian context of sustainability. Overall, the main piece knowledge I gained is that humans have the greatest
During this semester, I gained a lot of skills and knowledge about interpersonal relations. As a human being, as a member of the "global village", everyone need to communicate with others. It is important to learn how to communicate well and how to build a healthy and positive interpersonal relationship with others. Like the textbook’ name “Looking Out Looking In”, we looked in the communication itself, looked out the language barrier, nonverbal messages and effective listening, and looked at relational dynamics. I learned and recognized about how environmental factors can impact our communication.
It is well realized that it is education alone that can bring about a change in individuals perceptions, knowledge and understanding, attitudes and values to act for the environment and become environmentally responsible citizens. Environmental education is widely seen as one important strategy for achieving environmental improvement. Environmental Education mainly aims to make people in the society to be aware, knowledgeable and inculcate
With technological advancement propagating all industries within the market, consumers now have faster access to information about the products and services in the market. Hence, they are demanding that products and services are delivered in an ethical, environmentally sound and sustainable way, in order to protect the environment for the future generations, and since, the consumers’ demands are the major driver of productivity in the market, companies are moving toward creating and operating their production systems or revamping their daily operations to reflect their support for conservation and renewal of environmental resources. Inadvertently, the quest for sustainability by companies has created the need for new and better
The key to promoting environmental awareness is knowledge of the environment. The easiest methods of providing the public with the knowledge needed are seen in the forms of inspirational and informational seminars, as well as environmental books and brochures. (Pachamama Alliance, 2015) Drug awareness campaigns are forms of drug education across a larger population which educate societies about drugs and its negative consequences. It helps people, especially the youth identify drugs and its associations, and aims to prevent potential drug addiction and drug abuse. It aids in providing emphasis on the
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) states that environmental education is vital in imparting an inherent respect for nature amongst society and in enhancing public environmental awareness. UNESCO emphasises the role of environmental education in safeguarding future global developments of societal quality of life, through the protection of the environment, eradication of poverty, minimization of inequalities and insurance of sustainable
The reading assignments for this week has been very educative about the environment and making it a better place for living. In this written assignment, I will examine some of the ethical issues related to population growth and their effect to the environment. Also, I will propose solutions to these problems base on the reading material available for this Unit. But before I continue, I wish to introduce us to environmental ethics and its definition which I think it is very important for us to understand so as to know our role to play in this beautiful planet. Environmental ethics is the discipline in philosophy that studies the moral relationship of human beings to, and also the value and moral status of, the environment and its non-human contents
This report is to provide guidelines for Planet Beta Primary School (PBPS) and Ngahere Bush Kindy (NBK) to ensure active roles are taken in caring for the environment, whilst promoting and contributing to a sustainable future at our school. PBPS-NBK values: ‘If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do... HOW WOULD I BE? WHAT WOULD I DO?’ (Fuller, B.R). I will now promote children to be globally responsible citizens, creating the space for sustainability reflection, by children for children, engaging, connecting and educating children environmentally with the wider world, other than their school and home. PBPS – NBK centres on: Fostering children’s ability to comprehend
As part of the environmental commitment, NBC Universals looks for ways to educate, empower and help customers reduce their impact. NBC Universal’s Green is Universal initiative is annual Earth Week. Green is Universal is a environmental theme programming, public awareness initiatives, consumer promotions, and events. It also drive for more sustainable practice in own operations.