2015-2016 ESLP Spring Action Research Teams
This Spring quarter, ESLP is offering Action Research Teams, all covering a wide variety of topics. For a list of topics, refer to the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus. Within ESLP, smaller Action Research Teams explore a specific topic within sustainability, facilitated by students in consultation with our faculty sponsor.
Sustainable Health: Ayurveda
(Discussion 01A) #62964
by Zoë Latzer
This course will explore the multi-faceted issues of “health” and how by cultivating a holistic approach, using Ayurveda, through the individual’s lifestyle one can create a sustainable community. Ayurveda is the oldest theoretical and practiced medicine. It is a traditional Hindu system of medicine that is about equilibrium of the body, mind, and spirit for health. It is a practice and a framework for understanding life. We will begin examining how the problems and issues of “Western” and “Eastern” perspectives are cultivated and how by looking at ancient principles of health, we can incorporate all ways of knowing into our individual lives. From this starting point, the class will delve into Ayurveda, “The Science of life”, from taking a “quiz” to understanding your body and mind, herbs, cooking, DIY remedies, yoga, talking to a certified professional, and discussions on medicine/medicinal qualities. This will lead to understanding health in a sustainable way through the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
The Healthy Beauty Reform
(Discussion 01C) #62966
by Sophia Trigonis and Jasa Fox
The goal for our ART is to examine the cosmetic and personal-care industry and try to come up with solutions for healthier and more environmentally friendly products. This will be done by researching already existing companies, making DIY cosmetics, looking into the environmental repercussions of the current industry, and making your own cosmetic business and presenting it at the end of the quarter.
MWF 12:30 - 1:40Pm
(Discussion 01B) #62965
by Tyler Allman
This section will be exploring the history of education, accessibility, and the visibility of marginalized groups and students of color in higher education. Within this framework we will dissect how race, religion, sex, gender, economic standing, and stereotypes effect access to higher education and how poetry can be used as a tool for retention. Poetry will be a tool and outlet for students to share their experiences and create solutions to sustain marginalized communities on this campus.
DIY and DIY Culture
TTH 10:00 - 11:45AM
(Discussion 01D) #62967
by Melissa Newton and Ava Donovan
Our section will be doing weekly Do-It-Yourself projects such as making soap, zines, bread, chocolate, and more. We will explore the culture of DIY and the numerous social, economic, environmental, and personal benefits of DIY that lead to more sustainable way of living. We will combine weekly projects with interactive discussions to practice skills and to understand the origins and value of DIY culture.
Eating, Ethics and Environmentalism
TTH 2:00 - 3:45PM
(Discussion 01E) #62968
by Sarah McLaughlin
Learn about the ethical and environmental impacts of animal agriculture by watching documentaries, reading and researching the industry and talking about the animal rights movement. By the end of the course we will have learned effective advocacy skills and be more informed food consumers!
HOW TO ENROLL:
- Enrollment for ESLP is the same as enrolling in any other class! First go to my.ucsc.edu
- Under "My Student Center," click "search"
- Under "Subject," select "Rachel Carson College"
- Select " CRSN 61/161 "
- Select your discussion section number that correlates to your preferred ART to enroll in the ESLP class
- Come to the first Monday Night Lecture Series (time and location posted in portal!) We will be assigning everyone their specific sections during the first lecture. We do our best to get everyone into their 1st or 2nd choice class.