Are you interested in learning how to live more sustainably, but don’t know where to start? This course introduces the range of sustainability topics that can be considered at the individual scale. It explains why there is a sense of urgency to sustainability transformation, the depth to which we must change, and what the student can do to get started. This is the first in a series. It will form the foundation for subsequent courses and provide a source of inspiration as you make this journey.
Laurie is the owner of Square Root Press, which publishes Linda Pope’s books and related content and maintains the Sustainability Avatar website and social media. She is the producer of Introduction to Individual Sustainability and manages all the ‘behind the scenes’ work for the course. Her background is in education, training and business management, with an Ed.M. in Organizational Development and an M.B.A. in Finance.
Linda C. Pope has been teaching sustainability, environmental science, and other life sciences at the college level since 1997. She has also taught special programs in science since 2008 for preschool through fifth grade. She completed her undergraduate degree at Goddard College in Vermont. She has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and a Masters in Science (Plant Physiological Ecology) from the University of Maryland. She has begun a Ph.D. program in Sustainability Education at Prescott College in Arizona. She developed an Individual Sustainability course for Portland Community College, in Portland, Oregon. She has lived all over the United States, as well as in England, France, and Algeria. These varied experiences provide a strong base from which to consider sustainability concerns.