Reflective Writing: Climate Change

Use this assignment to develop and describe your perspective on climate change. Consider how your knowledge and attitude has evolved as well as your actions on a personal, family and community level now and into the future. 

 Some questions to consider:

  1. What is your current perspective on climate change? Where do you think it’s most important to focus attention on the issues?
  2. What do you find to be the biggest challenge as a whole in adapting to climate change? This could include species composition change, changes in seasonal cycles, extreme precipitation events, etc.
  3. What do you think about the focus among permaculture practitioners of building and cycling carbon through soil and tree-based systems as a solution?

Your reflective writing will allow you to develop a thoughtful perspective. Reflection is something that you can do at home, at work, or during a stroll through your landscape. It is a very important part of developing the creative and observational components of your brain, something we expect to improve not just your design ability, but your full range of activities around creativity and the outdoor world. It will encourage you to make connections between the course and your life experience, in addition to reflecting on course content. If you wish for a guideline, typically students' reflective writing pieces are about one page in length or 200 to 400 words.