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Going Green 101: Ethical Eating and Environmental Justice

One Week: July 31 – August 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Taught By: Dr. Rita Turner, Media and Communications Professor
Target Group: High School (entering 9th -12th)
Cost: $350

In this one-week workshop for high school students we will explore what’s behind the food we eat and the “stuff” we buy, and how our eating and buying choices affect other people, other animals, and the environment.  We’ll consider where our food is grown, how it gets to us, what happens to material goods after we “throw them away,” and how we’ve ended up with the system we have now.  We’ll learn about food deserts, local food movements, plastic pollution, and more.  Then we’ll consider what changes we could make in order to approach food and “stuff” in ways that are healthier, more just, and more in support of the living systems of the planet. There will be a couple of field trips during the week; a visit to Great Kids Farm and the UMBC student garden. At the end of the week, students will have a digital and creative writing portfolio including digital story and poetry.