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Climate Change: Making Choices that Make a Difference

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This video features three faculty from the University of Colorado, Boulder (Beth Osnes, Max Boykoff and James White) and CU students taking action with others to help mitigate climate change at a local level - making personal decisions about energy use and family size, educating the university community about actions that individuals can take, and developing materials to build sustainable housing.

Video length is 10:31 min.

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Teaching Tips

  • Nice conversation starter at the end of of a unit on climate change, to begin discussion about solutions and how to communicate the issue. Also some career pathway examples in the STEM fields. Video is on the long side - teacher may want to chunk it up for classroom use.

About the Science

  • An overview of how population growth, consumption of natural resources, and climate change are intertwined and what choices we can make as citizens to reduce our impact on our ecosystem. Also stresses the importance of educating people about climate change.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • Features students and scientists discussing choices one can make to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Engagement aspect good - inspiring to see students appealing to students. But all students are Caucasian. May not appeal to diverse student bodies.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Excellent quality.

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