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1. Strategy: 32 Day-Commitment

Application: Forestry–Sustainability Class

Educator: Deb Crunkilton, Faculty, Urban Forestry, Mid-State Technical College, WI

Implementation: The introductory sustainability class is designed to increase student awareness of how the natural world works and how their actions affect the world around them. As a class, we develop a list of “sustainable” behaviors, such as carpooling, eating locally grown foods, taking shorter showers, etc.  Then students are asked to implement a 32-day commitment to complete at least one behavior from this list each day which has not normally been a part of their lifestyles; the activity choice is recorded on the commitment sheet.  A completed record is submitted as part of the course assignments.  This activity promotes more sustainable behaviors in the students in this class.

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