The Regeneration Generation: Rebuilding the Natural Abundance of Earth (APA2329.01)

Jesse McDougall

Practical steps can be taken today to reverse the major environmental, social, health, and political downward-spirals that have defined the previous few decades on Earth. The growing global tragedies are born from a system of industrial resource management that creates scarcity—empowering the few—as opposed to creating abundance—empowering the many. A movement is growing around the globe to rethink how humans manage the natural resources and natural systems on the Earth. Conservation alone is no longer sufficient to save the natural world. Now is the time to begin the regeneration of Earth.

This course will: examine the factors and thinking that led us to this perilous point in human history; make clear the connection between prevailing management dogma and many of the crises we face today; make a clear assessment of the current environmental situation; and provide practical steps to stop the destruction of the natural world in favor of creating a new, abundant, and resilient world for humans, and all other life on Earth.

This course will benefit anyone looking to take an active role in combating climate change, social justice, food justice, regenerative agriculture, or food system development. Topics discussed will include: holistic management, livestock, power structures, white supremacy, stratification of wealth, food systems, food deserts, desertification, human diets, human nutrition, chronic diseases, and more.

Learning Outcomes:
Learn holistic management practices in soil health
Understand carbon sequestration in relation to climate change
Practical skills in learning regenerative agriculture and food systems

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
T/F 4:10PM - 6:00PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: Advancement of Public Action , All courses , Fully In-Person