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Phylogenetics: A Catalyst For A Biophilic Revolution?, Holli N. Watne Oct 2018

Phylogenetics: A Catalyst For A Biophilic Revolution?, Holli N. Watne

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

A biology framework in Environmental Education can inspire biophilia, the love for the complex array of lifeforms on this planet, in students. In this paper, a simple, multi-scaled phylogenetic tree is presented to express such a framework. When viewing life from a framework such as a phylogenetic tree, the human species is seen as just one part of something vastly complex. This view is contrasted to another framework, more anthropocentric in nature, that seems to be more typical in the developed world. Challenging students to view the role of humanity from a biocentric, rather than anthropocentric, framework can lead to ...


The Importance Of Urban Agriculture In Defeating Food Deserts, Taina Tremblay Jun 2015

The Importance Of Urban Agriculture In Defeating Food Deserts, Taina Tremblay

American Cultural Studies Capstone Research Papers

I am examining the correlation between access to healthy, organic food and poverty. I’m looking into how food insecurity has become an increasing problem nationally and what America needs to do to rid communities of food deserts. Urban agriculture and urban gardening are some of the most important and crucial yet simple solutions to the food instabilities of the poverty stricken in America. Through my research I will uncover some of the reasons behind the lack of access to healthy food for a vast majority of America’s population. I’m also interested in discovering various forms of solutions ...