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"Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure."

John McConnell, founder of International Earth Day





Introductory Biology for Non-Science Majors

I am Dr. Suzette Mouchaty and sustainability is the focus of the sections of introductory biology (BIOL 1312) that I teach at University of Houston-Downtown.

Each semester, students work in teams to explore topics in sustainability, and engage in related service learning to connect coursework to real world    problems – and solutions – in our community.

Creative and inspiring communications about their research projects are produced by student teams to share with diverse audiences. Formats include: YouTube video, web animation, web page, architectural scale model, photography exhibit, magazine, brochure, coloring book and puzzle.

My goal is to provide a challenging, enjoyable, student-centered course that provides insight into pressing issues such as resource overuse, climate change, environmental health, and human population growth.


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