Back to School Week -- Classes
Tip #4: Study the Earth
According to a recent study conducted by the National Wildlife Federation, fewer environmental classes, majors, and faculty programs are offered today than seven years ago. In 2001, 80 percent of undergraduates had taken at least one course on the basic functions of the earth's natural systems; in 2008, however, only 69 percent of undergrads are learning about the planet.
Greening your school might start with a campus-wide switch to compact fluorescent lamps, but don't forget the "lightbulb" inside your head. Demand to receive an education that'll keep you in the eco-loop. If your school's administration is slow to react, don't waste time--start learning with these essential environmental books. Continue to supplement your reading list with selections from Sierra's bookshelf at powells.com.