Our SUST6000 Spring 2020 class theme was centered around Little Cottonwood Canyon. The class was challenged to thoughtfully and collaboratively consider, propose, and implement a project or projects related to the complex environmental and societal issues of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Our goal as a class was to intervene in an impactful and effective way.
Three student groups participated in the creation of projects ranging from photovoice projects, invasive plant education through social media, and a food waste pilot project at various ski resorts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have shifted our methods to produce a photovoice project. We have decided to center our project around the connection we have with the environment during these trying times. This project highlights this theme through photos and descriptions of community member’s own connection to their environment. We hope to display a sense of community engagement through a variety of beautiful photos.
Below, you can read about the projects that students developed, and the speakers who provided background for these efforts.
Our class gained from a series of guest speakers who generously shared their expertise, knowledge of and connection to Little Cottonwood Canyon. Their insights served as a springboard for class project ideas and discussion as well as developing relationships to carry the projects forward.
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