Sustainable Living: Keep It Simple
Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT September 20, 2012 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
How simple is simple living? In this workshop we will explore the benefits and challenges of simplifying your lifestyle as well as examine the links between personal choice and global sustainability.
Provocative readings and group activities will inform class discussions and individual reflections on these topics. Participants will be asked to implement a lifestyle change of their own choice in relation to simple living and to report on the experience. Teachers will be given curriculum on simple living for use in their classroom.
Credit Option: This workshop is part of the “Sustainability Series”. Each workshop in the Sustainability Series can be taken individually or in sequence, with the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit after completing all 5 in the series. Registration for credit will occur at the last workshop in this series.
Instructor: Amy Minato, M.A.
About the Instructor
Amy Minato’s undergraduate degree in English Education, naturalist educator experience with Nearby Nature and current position working with youth as a writer through Literary Arts and Wordstock, prepare her for assisting students develop and facilitate effective curricula for youth. Amy has a graduate degree in Environmental Studies and is the author of Siesta Lane, a book on the practice of sustainable living. Amy teaches “Promoting Sustainable Living” at Portland State University. Students in the course work in local schools to develop and pilot sustainability curriculum for youth. She is also an adjunct instructor at Blue Mountain Community College, the University of Oregon, Eastern Oregon University and Washington State University. In addition, she teaches creative writing workshops through Fishtrap, Breitenbush, Sitka Center, Opal Creek as well as independently run workshops.
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