Beyond Plastic Pollution is a public policy course that focuses on the systemic reasons why millions of tons of plastics enter the ocean each year. This cutting-edge class will focus on the how plastic pollution is an urgent climate change issue; how the plastics industry spins the myth that we can recycle our way out of the problem; environmental justice and the the health impacts of plastic production and use. Students will discuss innovative alternatives to plastics and what each of us can do to address this growing problem. This will be a particularly useful class for those who want to tackle this issue in their own community, state, school campus, and nation. There will be a very strong focus on public action. The entire class will take place on Zoom, once a week and in the evening.
Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Course Level: 2000-level
W 7:00PM - 8:50PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 100
Course Frequency: Every Term
Categories: All courses , Environment , Advancement of Public Action , Entirely Remote