ENV 200

Hello students of ENV 200 – Living in the Environment.

You can find slides of the class here, as well as additional class info.

Interesting websites and news-sites for you

Syllabus: ENV200 Syllabus Fall 2017 

Final Grades

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Chapter 1

Chapter 2


If you’re interested, read more from Naomi Klein on climate change, capitalism and justice: http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-12-28/heft-notes-naomi-klein-s-this-changes-everything/ 

  • Assignment 2: Answer questions 1 to 3, in the data analysis (page 52) by Thursday September 28 (midnight)  No late assignments accepted, no exception.
  • Extra credit: Submit a question – that you write – that would be suitable for the exam. If chosen, you get 2 extra points on the exam.  Deadline: Friday midnight


Chapter 3:

slides – (not in pdf form) – more on food ; and chapter 3 continued

Extra readings: [Note, you are responsible for all the links above. The readings below are extra credit.]

Homework #3 – due October 17. No late assignments accepted.

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Chapter 4:


Homework #4 – due October 30. No late assignments accepted. No exception.  Submit the assignment via email by midnight October 30.

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Chapter 5

Exam 2 (24%): Students voted, and the date of the exam is Monday Nov 6

For the exam, one review: exam review


Chapter 6: Population – 

Slides: chapter 6

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Next chapter: Cities and Sustainability!


  • Poverty in Lebanon. Since we’ve talking about poverty in Lebanon, here is some information: “Back in August 2008, the Ministry of Social Affairs and UNDP conducted a study entitled “Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Lebanon”. According to this assessment, 28.5% of the Lebanese population (or 1.07 million individuals) were estimated to be poor, living on less than $4 per day. About 300,000 individuals were considered as extremely poor, living on less than $2.4 per day, and unable to meet their most basic food needs. In fact, regional disparities were also striking. Whereas poverty rates were insignificant in Beirut, they were very high in the North. In December 2015, the Central Administration of Statistics has released figures for poverty in Lebanon pertaining to 2011, prior to the presence of Syrian refugees. According to this assessment, poverty in Lebanon was estimated at 27%, with the rate in Beirut and Mount Lebanon being the lowest and the highest rates recorded in the Bekaa and the North.”

Chapter 22

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Chapter 12:

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Regeneration Issue  – The Regneration Issue No1 – Digital – Spreads

— 8th homework assignment will be given on December 4 and will be due December 5th. Quite simple. No worries.

Chapter 25:

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