Tensions In Sustainability Forum Series, Center for Ethics, Emory University
To prepare for this module kindly take some time to familiarize yourself with this guide. In addition to this, review publications by your state and local environmental groups to familiarize yourself with environmental challenges in your community. For example, when presenting in the Atlanta area it might be useful to research the ongoing dispute between Georgia, Florida and Alabama over the waters of the Apalachicola – Chattahoochee – Flint River basin. You might also note a few interesting facts about the environmental services provided in the area you live. For example, agriculture and forestry are important industries in Georgia. These industries jointly add $74.9 billion to Georgia’s economy annually and employ 1 in 7 Georgians. This information can be found through the national Environmental Protection Agency, your state’s correlated agency (Environmental Protection Division in Georgia), or your state and local nonprofits (Conservancies, etc.).
- Prior to the session, print the “ Ethical Styles” found in the Teaching Materials section of this module. Cut out each description for use in the Probing Moral Complexity activity. Fold those slips of paper and put them in a bowl, hat, or other container. Bring blank slips of paper for note taking in the activity.
Preparation time should be about 2 hours . The implementation of the module will take 1 hour. Throughout the guide suggested times are provided for sections and sub-sections to assist the facilitator with time management.