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Sustainability Literacy Research sources. The following questions are intended to get students in a variety of disciplines started on researching water issues and solutions related to what they are studying.

Great Lakes Water Rights and Conservation

Nick Schroeck, executive director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, spoke about ground water rights, conservation, and the controversial practice of "fracking" March 14, 201 at Washtenaw Community College.  His talk was sponsored by the WCC Faculty Sustainability Literacy Task Force.

Public Service Careers & Apprenticeships Division

Public Services Careers (PSCD)

Child Care Professional

  • How will we facilitate a viable connection with water for young children?

  • How can water conservation and protection practices be modeled to children in our daily operations?

  • How will we create an environment for young children that fosters stewardship of the natural world?             

 

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

  • How can we best meet the challenges that will result from our unsustainable water practices (droughts, food crisis, flooding, hurricanes, river and aquifer depletion)

  • How can we work with communities to build water resilience?

Energy

Vocational Technology Division

Automotive Body (ABDD), Automotive Services (AUTD), Motorcycle Technology (MOTD)

  • How can we service and customize vehicles in a sustainable way?

  • What new technologies can help us work more sustainably?

Construction Institute (CIND), Heating, Ventilation and A/C (HVAD)

  • How can we do our jobs in a sustainable way?

  • What new technologies can be used that will give us a more sustainable end result?

Industrial Technology (INTD)

  • How can we make products in a sustainable way?

  • What new technologies can help us live more sustainably?

Welding and Fabrication (WAFD)

  • How can we do our jobs in a sustainable way?

  • What new technologies can be used that will give us a more sustainable end result?

Water Resources

Math, Science and Health Division

Life Sciences (LIFD)

  • How can the Life Sciences be used to analyze information to conserve and protect the quality of water?

  • How can the Life Sciences be used to design systems that conserve and protect the quality of water?

  • How is society’s ability to understand and make good decisions about water issues affected by its understanding of the Life Sciences?

Mathematics (MTHD)

  • How can mathematics be used to analyze information to create a sustainable society?

  • How can mathematics be used to design sustainable systems?

  • How is society’s ability to understand and make good decisions about water issues affected by its understanding of Mathematics?
     

Nursing & Allied Health (NHSD), Allied Health (ALHD)

  • How can nurses and health professionals be more sustainable in daily operations?

  • How nurses and health professionals educate people about sustainability?

 

Physical Sciences (PHYD)

  • How can the Physical Sciences be used to analyze information to create a sustainable society?

  • How can the Physical Sciences be used to design sustainable systems?

  • How is society’s ability to understand and make good decisions about water issues affected by its understanding of the Physical Sciences?

Groundwater

Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science Division

Academic and Career Skills (ACSD)

  • How can we live in a way that conserves and protects the quality of water??

  • What careers will help assure water quality?

Behavioral Science (BEHD)

  • How can people be motivated to change their behaviors regarding water?

  • How can we build communities that will be resilient in the face of droughts, food crisis, floods, hurricanes, river and aquifer depletion?

English/Writing (ENGD)

  • How can we build communities that will be resilient in the face of droughts, food crisis, floods, hurricanes, river and aquifer depletion?

  • How can writing motivate people to change their behaviors with regard to water?

  • What books and other writing have motivated you to conserves and protect the quality of water?

Foreign Languages (FLGD)

  • In what ways do other cultures conserve and protect the quality of water?

  • How do the water practices in the U.S. affect other cultures?

  • How have other cultures dealt with water crisis?

Humanities (HUMD)

  • How communication professionals educate people about water?

Performing Arts (PERD)

  • How can music, dance and theatre motivate people to conserve and protect the quality of water?

  • What music, dances, and theatre have motivated you to conserve and protect the quality of water?

 

Social Science (SSCD)

  • How have cultures dealt with water issues in the past?

  • What kind of economic systems promote conservation and protection of water quality?

  • How can the political system be used to conserve and protect the quality of water?

 

Business

Business and Computer Technologies Division

Business (BUSD), Business Office Systems (BOS)

  • How can businesses operate in a way that conserves and protects the quality of water?

  • How can the corporate culture be transformed to make decisions that include water?

  • How would conserving and protecting the quality of water affect a business’s bottom line (or triple bottom line?)

Computer Instruction (CISD)

  • How can computer professionals desgin computer systems that conserve and protect the quality of water?

Culinary and Hospitality Management (CHMD)

  • How can food purchasing and preparation be done in a way that conserves and protects the quality of water?
  • How can food professionals educate the public about water?

Digital Media Arts (DMAD)

  • How can digital media arts be done in a way that conserves and protects the quality of water?

  • How can digital media arts be used to educate people about water?

Health Promotion