Unit 12-- Conclusions- Empowered Citizens & Democracy - ("Remember: You're really smart!")

I) Assigned Readings:

  1. “Climate Change Is a Crisis We Can Only Solve Together,” Naomi Klein, The Nation (web published June 17, 2015; print version July 6, 2015) 
  2. "Free Your (Eco)Mind," Frances Moore Lappé, YES! Magazine (April 2012)   
  3. "Can Imagination Save Us?," Susan Griffin  
  4. Al Gore, "The Turning Point: New Hope for the Climate," Rolling Stone Magazine (June 18, 2014)   
  5. Lester Brown, Plan B 4.0, Chapter 10 - "Can We Mobilize Fast Enough?" (this link will take you to a page where you can open up this chapter on line.)   
  6. "Advice from an Accidental Activist," Colin Beavan, Yes! Magazine (Spring 2011)  
  7. "Survival of the ... Nicest? New Theory of Evolution: A new theory of human origins says cooperation—not competition—is instinctive," Eric Michael Johnson, YES! Magazine (Spring 2013)  
  8. Optional Reading - click on this link for a list of supplemental readings to deepen your knowledge

II) Video Resources

  1. "Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement" Bill Moyers Journal Watch the video or read the transcript.
  2. "Flower," Lupita Nyong'o- Nature is Speaking Series, Conservation International
  3. "The Stories Project - Successes from California's Community Colleges," Marc Coronado and the FA-PAC interns

III) Important Dates/Notices: 

PLEASE HELP A FELLOW STUDENT, DONATE YOUR BOOKS: At the end of this class, you may decide you do not need to keep your text books. Rather than sell them for pennies on the dollar, could you please donate them to Nicky to put on reserve in the Library? Many students are desperate for financial help. Not having to buy the texts for this class could mean the difference between success and failure for them. Please help. Donate your books to Nicky on the last day of class. Drop off at Nicky's office- F-2, Room L. Thanks.

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