Every year on April 22, we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement of the 1970s, also known as the Modern Environmental Movement—or the third wave of U.S. Environmentalism. Since its founding in 1970, Earth Day has grown to become a global event, which now incorporates over 190 countries worldwide. Nations rich and poor take time on this day to bring attention to a variety of global issues currently facing our world.
In conjunction with Earth Day and its intention to spread global awareness, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) has developed a series of three Environmental Science courses dedicated to the holistic study of the science behind sustainability and the challenges that lay before mankind in the coming decades. Each course, starting with Environmental Perspectives-350, takes students on a journey of understanding about how their everyday actions and behaviors impact our world.
Students come to recognize the environmental consequences of their activities, and work together to provide possible policies and technological solutions to help reduce the university’s—and their own—environmental impact on the planet. Students finish the three-course sequence with Sustainability in Practice-345, working to develop and implement the environmental solutions from previous courses with a hands-on approach to the work needed to develop a more sustainable university and world.
In remembrance of Earth Day this year, take a moment to break away from electronics and step outside to savor the environment for all that it truly is. Recognize that everything you have, from the clothing on your body, to the cellphone in your pocket all come from the planet on which you live. Give pause to how you think about that environment and how you treat it, because your decisions today will affect how our environment will look in the future.
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