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Funded Mini-Grant Proposals

Funded Mini-Grant Proposals

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Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner, Env. Studies & Sciences, Ithaca College 2013

Proposal: “Our Relationship and Responsibility with Nature”

Outcome: Incorporating concepts of sustainability into the existing course ENVS 360 - The Human Relationships with the Modern World. The intent of the work is to incorporate a sustainability component that asks, 'what is the human responsibility to the natural world?' The course title will change to be “Our Relationship and Responsibility with Nature”


Karyn Olsen-Ramanujan, EcoVillage at Ithaca (2007-08)

Proposal: “Exploring the Connection Between Core Values and Sustainability Education”

Outcome: New program features interactive and experiential explorations of “core values.” Karyn organized many of the activities around topics otherwise considered environmental education or sustainability themes. For example, teaching about soil and the creatures in it is a great way to teach humility.


Tina Nilsen-Hodges, EcoVillage at Ithaca (2005-06)

Proposal: Building Sustainable Communities: Root Cellaring at EVI. 

Outcome: Building on work performed in the Sustainable Communities Spring 2005 course, students will be involved in siting, design and funding of a root cellar, will develop community education resources on the optimal use and management of a root cellar, and will develop a proposal for a winter community supported agriculture project. IC faculty contact and course: Susan Allen-Gil, it is anticipated that this will form one of focus areas for the Projects In Sustainability course (Fall 2006).


Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, EcoVillage at Ithaca (2004-05)

Proposal: To develop a permaculture approach to the development of the EcoVillage at Ithaca Berry Farm CSA Project.

Outcome: This project engaged several students with an in-depth exploration of permaculture as part of the "Sustainable Land Use" course taught by EVI educator Elan Shapiro. They designed a central multi-purpose shed along permaculture principles.

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