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2013 Sustainability: Small Steps, Giant Leaps

Sustainability is conscious behavior that maintains healthy, long-lasting, and beneficial environmental, social, and economic systems, and fosters community well-being through the stewardship of interdependent and valuable resources. The idea of sustainability incorporates individual responsibility in decision making and life-style choices, as well as societal participation, corporate activities, politics and global citizenship. Our choices not only affect others with whom we share the planet, but also those who will inherit it from us.

Coursework will explore sustainability from scientific, ethical, behavioral, business and literary perspectives. Selected speakers, films, trips and activities are scheduled throughout the semester to broaden your perspectives and understanding of sustainability.

We invite you to join us by enrolling in classes and participating in activities that can hopefully inspire and possibly challenge each of us to evaluate our choices and actions as we live and work on an increasingly populated and complicated planet.

Join in the semester long inquiry by enrolling in dedicated semester courses and participating in activities and events. To stay up-to-date with all the current activities and events, please "like" us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/fontbonnededicatedsemester


2013 Convocation

CONVOCATION DAY August 28, 2013
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Academic Convocation, address by
Jean Ponzi, host of ‘Earthworms’ on KDHX 88.1 FM,
Environmental issues, education and conversation, and local sustainability advocate
Mabee Gymnasium, Dunham Student Activity Center
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Doerr Chapel, Ryan Hall
7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Evening Convocation, address by
Jean Ponzi, host of Earthworms on KDHX 88.1 FM,
Environmental issues, education and conversation, and local sustainability advocate
Mabee Gymnasium, Dunham Student Activity Center

Dedicated Semester: Sustainability: Small Steps, Giant Leaps
We extend special thanks to Claire T. Roach ’59, whose generosity has made this event possible.


Course Topics


Students, please note that many of the courses on this list fulfill requirements both in majors, as special topics or in a specific area, or as general education courses. For some courses this is indicated by number/letter; for others, students should be sure to consult advisors during the registration process.

BIO496 Biology Seminar 01D M 12:30 - 2:20PM Paine-Saunders

BUS202 Principles of Macro Economics 01D TR 9:30 - 10:45AM Helbling 02D TR 3:30 - 4:45PM Helbling

BUS470 Strategic Management 01D MWF 8:00 - 8:50AM Alexander

ENG120 Introduction to Literature 01D TR 2:00 - 3:15PM Sanchez

FAS202 Textiles 01D MW 9:00-10:50AM Meyers

HST293/HON293/ENG293/ACS300: American Consumer Culture 1873-2013 10D W 6:00 - 8:30PM Taff

PHL221 Business Ethics 01D MW 12:30 - 1:45PM Wenneman

PSY293/PSY494/HON494 Environmental Psychology 01HD TR 2:00 - 3:15PM Foushee'

PSY445/SWK470 Biological Psychology 01D TR 11:00 - 12:15PM Foushee'


Guide to Being Green

In the midst of the 2013 Fontbonne University Dedicated Semester on Sustainability, and in honor of National Campus Sustainability Day held on Oct. 23, 2013, Fontbonne Environmental Club President Marielle Counts explores the many ways faculty, staff, students and guests can go and stay green on Fontbonne's campus. From Terracycling to bike rentals, it's easy to reduce your environmental footprint. Watch the video to find out more.

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