S18A8 Practicing Sustainability: With Benefits Now and For Future Generations

Please note: this course requires membership in
Lifelong Learning Institute Membership 2017-2018 or Lifelong Learning Institute Membership 2018-2019

Dates:January 31 - February 28, 2018
Meets:W from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location:JMU Ice House Room 104
Fee: $35.00

Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

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Sustainability is discussed with urgency in the news today, but these reports are confusing and difficult to translate into daily life. This course will show specific practices that support household and community sustainability in an urban/suburban setting. We will discuss what "sustainability" actually means and how non-sustainable suburban status symbols can be a problem. We will see visuals depicting different gardening approaches, in different seasons; we will see and discuss the beauty and financial benefits of landscaping with food gardens, fruit trees and berries. How to incorporate water conservation, organic growing techniques (and even bees and chickens!) into urban sustainability will be presented. These changes enrich the mental and physical health of people now, and just as importantly they help preserve the environment for future generations.

Instructor: Dr. Donna Armstrong was a professor of public health for 16 years, with a focus on community and environmental sustainability.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.

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