One of my colleagues, Bruce Spitzer, has integrated blogging into one of his courses this semester. Naturally, I was intrigued. I've really enjoyed having a class blog - there were several occassions in which students inspired the class to become more eco-friendly (like using toilet paper made from recycled paper!). Some of my other colleagues have shared similar positive experiences by hosting class blogs. So if you have any downtime, check out these cool environmental blogs posted by IUSB students!
This blog initially began as a class project to 1) raise public awareness on the consumption of plastic bags; 2) apply students' statistical training and knowledge to a real-world issue in our community; and 3) instill a sense of personal responsibility that inspires behavioral, environmental, and economic changes.
The goal to conserve plastic bags has since evolved to include a multitude of environmental issues. Consequently, this blog largely chronicles a college professor's personal and professional journey to educate herself and others to live, work, and play in a sustainable fashion.