Week 1 and 2 Notes
Week 1 and 2 Notes ENVS 1342
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Paige Holub on Saturday January 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ENVS 1342 at University of Colorado Denver taught by Amanda Weaver in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 43 views. For similar materials see Environment, Society & Sustainability in Physical Education at University of Colorado Denver.
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Paige DeWittHolub Environment, Society and Sustainability 1/25 first: Draw the water cycle. –water one experiences may be “natural” but not as demonstrated by this diagram you have drawn -human experience, not represented by the human environment -ways in which 1. The government has manipulated/altered 2. cultures can mediate out perception of the environment Natural------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -Social -geology/bio-physical processes, waterfall, national farm, ski resort, farm, car, t-shirt, park, city, dam, cell phone, zoo -------------- where does global warming lie on the spectrum, considering the natural disasters, is the whole spectrum initiated socially? -global warming is somewhat natural, but can it be traced to human ecology? -the “natural” is now intrinsically human, and “8social” is in relationship to ethics, proximity, migratory patterns, political social, and technological factors as well notes: -cities can be ecosystems, human activity -National Parks, managed and logged-National Forests, avalanche control, hiking/nature trails, relation of fires varies -Ponderosa Pine Forest, CO – both kinds of fires because people hike there- fluctuates -farm/rice paddy/pasture technology used to benefit society -depersonalized, but still manipulated environ -more natural -US agricultural land tactic can degrade land -city park and grass and trees -iconic geography, less natural? -what happens when a landmark’s natural processes erode? -choice constitutes nature arsenal – urban open space – Buffalo from Yellowstone in Colorado? - molybedenum mines for steel, runs on decomposing bio-mass -cotton -mined, labored upon -reservoir, natural ingredients, who has access, who gets to use -humans are concerned with environmental justice, which dominance is worse legally with -degrees of alteration – convert ecological into social -socio-natural – conceptualize social and natural systems as deeply intertwined, how the environment influences the ways humans can behave -different cultures will conceptualize nature differently -> telling of the environment -dramatic of the ways in which humans interact with the environmental today – degree of degradation of the human environment is prevalent -changed the way water moves -social-natural products 1/27 -Who deserves access? -“pristine” vs. “frontier” -everything from nature -synthetic = from nature -surrounded by nature -space in general is very pristine -“The Martian” premise -create a fitness plan – foods at the farm -way to capture energy in the gym? -stationary bikes exerting energy of the machine Ethical Question of: -morality, ideas that guide action -Ethics of the academic area, intrinsically professional, societal right vs. wrong -Ethics vs. Morality -Ethics asks the appropriateness, deserving of… (go to a park, free fruit and veggies), ways of life -entirely, sustainability is an ethical question: -How do we interact with other life forms? What value do they have? Nature: -theorized by Raymond Williams i. The essential quality and character of something. ii. The inherent force, which directs either the world or human beings or both. iii. The material world itself, taking as including or/both not including human beings.
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