2023-2024 Catalog

UEP 246 Sustainable Oxy

This course is designed to assess and develop recommendations regarding environmental issues related to the Occidental campus with attention to sustainability as encompassing urban environments and issues of equity, justice, and community. Students will evaluate the College's current practices such as energy and water use, transportation and parking, building construction and maintenance, landscape and grounds maintenance, hazardous and solid waste generation and management, educational and outreach strategies and how the College's environmental issues relate to the larger Northeast Los Angeles community. Students will develop proposals and programs to reduce resource use and the College's overall ecological footprint while also seeking to identify how the College can itself play a positive role in increasing the environmental sustainability of its neighboring community. The course is designed to develop project management and environmental leadership skills with the campus as the arena for change.


2 units