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Syllabus for Sustainability Studio

Welcome to Sustainability Studio!

As of February 9th this is what is happening:

Studio Co-Facilitators

Studio Citizen-Circle Projects

Studio Guest Speakers:

January 26, 2011
Dr. Geoffrey Habron, Assistant Professor, Socioloogy, Michigan State University - Jeff, helped create the MSU Sustainability Specialization and the competency framework, which we're using for Sustainability Studio. Geoff will talk about the competency-based approach to sustainability and how it can guide the design of our projects. He will also talk about his work in water stewardship - which should provide some useful feedback for the Jackson Water Stewardship Adventure.

February 9, 2011 Project Team Discussion

To be scheduled: 

Storytelling Models - Chris will organize

Love: How do you recognize love when you see it in community? - Alan and Joy will organize

 Taylor Reid is a Doctoral candidate in Community, Food, and Agriculture at Michigan State University. His dissertation focuses on the values and learning processes of first-generation farmers. Taylor also founded Taylor will share his work and we can get his feedback on our projects such as Farm Art and Mindful Transformation.

10-Question Project Design Form (to be finalized and approved by the course organizer by the end of week #2, no later than February 8th).

1. Project Title:
2. How do you define success for this project and how will you measure it?
3. Briefly describe your project:
4. When does it start and end? 
5. Where is it located?
6. What are the names of the people doing the project?  
7. List your weekly action plan during the course from January 26-March 16 (refer to the course schedule to list week-by-week activities.
8. How does your project contribute to sustainability?
9. How does your project align with one or more of the sustainability competencies?
10. How will you create a digital story that can be openly published and shared that demonstrates mastery of your selected competencies?

These ten questions are the foundation for the project wiki pages.

Task Discussion