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Kristen McGee/Cassels5-4-10What then Shall we do?1.
Describe four major context for outcomes from environmental education.1.
Environmental literacy- Broad environmental literacy would make ever citizenfluent in the principles of ecology. They would also have a working knowledge of the basic grammar and underlying syntax of environmental wisdom. This would givepeople a sense of duty to care for and manage wisely our natural resources for thelong haul.2.
Citizen science- This is where real people join up with scientist to answer real lifescientific questions. This is a hands on learning experience for students and peoplewho just want to learn more about their environment. Students and neighborhoodgroups team up with scientist and university personnel to collect data. Their resultshave made it all the way to official government policies.3.
Environmental engineering and education- The need for both of these fields opensup a lot of job opportunities in many environmental fields. Trained professionals areneeded in these professions at every level. The biggest need over the next fewyears will be for environmental educators to help train an environmentally literatepopulace. Teaching others responsible consumerism, waste disposal, and respectfor nature can and should be incorporated into reading, writing, arithmetic, andevery other field of education.4.
Green business and technology- Many companies believe that having a greenoutlook within their business is a strategic move. Many are exploring programs andproducts to decrease environmental impacts.2.
List five things that you can do to reduce your environmental impact.I always considered myself to have a minimal carbon footprint. My parents raised me togive more back to the land than I use. After taking this class and doing theMyfootprint.org I realized that there is always room for improvement. There is so muchmore than I could be doing. For Example-1.
Reduce plant wateringwith rain barrels to collect gutter runoff . 
Reduce your consumption of laundry detergent and fabric softener withreusabledryer sheetsandsoap nuts.  3.
Reduce the amount of things you throw away by using ebay, craigslist, and freecylce4.
Don’t buy products with bulky
Finally, after taking this class I’ve made it a personal goal to recycle all plastic stuff this year. So far I’ve done a pretty good job. I even got my mom involved in it. I wash
off the plastic utensils you get in from take-out and stock them in my car or in my
camping bag so I have extra utensils. I try to get a lot of use out of the plastics I can’tthrow away. I’ve even resorted to cutting up water bottles and using them as
plant/flower holders! Every bit counts when a lot of people are doing it.3.
Identify seven of the ten biggest environmental organizations.1.
The World Wild Life Fund-
The World Wildlife Fund is perhaps one of the best-known organizations for the protection of endangered species and their habitatsaround the world.
Greenpeace- They support ocean conservation, climate change prevention, forestpreservation, and the protection of endangered species.
National Wildlife Federation-The National Wildlife Federation strives to protectwildlife at all costs.
National Audubon Society- The National Audubon Society has been around foryears and focuses on the protection of birds and other wildlife. They also try to
conserve national ecosystems and habitats so that species won’t become extinct.
Ducks Unlimited- The protection of the fast-
dwindling wetlands is this organization’s
biggest priority, and with good reason
with rare waterfowl disappearing from theskies, we could be looking at a lot of extinction. Ducks Unlimited works to stop thatfrom happening and to this day, has a myriad of habitats where ducks and otherwildlife live happily.
Izaak Walton League-
the League takes a common-sense approach towardprotecting our country's natural heritage and improving outdoor recreationopportunities for all Americans
Sierra Club-
Founded by John Muir. The Sierra clubs’s mission is
to explore, enjoy,and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsibleuse of the earth's ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity toprotect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to useall lawful means to carry out these objectives.

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