GEOG 430
Human Use of the Environment

Lesson 1 Summary and Tasks


This week, we've taken a critical look at influential theories of sustainability and planetary boundaries in the context of overpopulation, consumption, and resource scarcity.

Your Carbon Footprint:

Please go to the EPA Carbon Footprint Calculator to calculate your own Carbon Footprint.

You might also want to try the calculator available through The Nature Conservancy and see how the two are different.

Why do you think they are different?

Tasks for this week:

You have reached the end of Lesson 1! Double-check the Lesson 1 Checklist list on the Lesson 1 Overview page to make sure you have completed all of the tasks listed there before you begin Lesson 2.

Please refer to the Calendar in Canvas for specific time frames and due dates.

Feel free to start reading the chapters for Lesson 2 in order to get a head start for next week....