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Teaching Sustainability in the Time of COVID

COVID-19 and uprisings for racial justice present opportunities and also some challenges for teaching about sustainability. We’ve come up with some ideas and resources to help instructors navigate this, and to make clear to their students the critical relevance of sustainability.

Make it a part of your class!

COVID-19 is making clear the critical links between environmental issues and social and racial injustice. Consider including a class module, discussion, or activity that allows students to explore these issues. We’ve put together a list of suggestions and readings for teaching at the intersection of sustainability, COVID, and race- please check it out, and let us know if you have additional ideas.

Teach outside!

Want to make teaching an in-person class safer? Try teaching your class outside, which can help lower the risk of COVID transmission. We’ve put together a list of useful tips and resources for teaching outside at any of the UWO campuses. We also have a set of resources at the SIRT office- for example, whiteboards- to help you do this. Just get in touch with sirt@uwosh.edu to borrow them