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1. What is sustainability? FORUM: Attitudes towards sustainability
Use this forum to discuss your answers and interesting findings from the QUESTIONNAIRE: What are your attitudes towards sustainability?
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FORUM: Ecological footprints

Icon | pixabay.comReport your results of the quiz and comment on your classmates' results. You can focus on these guiding questions: 

  • What are generally the most surprising outcomes and statistics?
  • Which of your expectations were fulfilled or not?
  • Where can you find similarities or differences between your ...
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FORUM: What is 'sustainability'?

Use this forum to exchange and discuss your findings from the TASK: What is 'sustainability'?

  • Post your groups' definition of sustainability and read the other groups' definitions as well.
  • Comment on each other's results critically.
  • Can you formulate a common definition of sustainability? Which ...
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2.1 Plastic // Recycle FORUM: Case study discussion Plastic // Recycle

Discuss the following topics with your group members in the forum. Be critical, yet also objective and fair. 

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2.2 City // Transport FORUM: How do you imagine a green city?
Post, collect, and discuss your ideas and thoughts from the TASK: How do you imagine a green city? in this forum. Of course, there are no right or wrong answers at this stage. Rather, be creative and try to provide examples. After collecting all of your ideas, can you make a list of the top 5 ...
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FORUM: Case study discussion City // Transport

Discuss the following topics with your group members in the forum. Be critical, yet also objective and fair. 

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2.3 Food // Local FORUM: Mapping our food
Save your group's results from the TASK: Map your food, e.g. a screenshot of your findings, a link to your map, or even an annotated photo of the labels you found on your food inline or as an attachment. Comment on your findings.

The following statements might help you. Do you agree or disagree?
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FORUM: Case study discussion Food // Local

Discuss the following topics with your group members in the forum. Be critical, yet also objective and fair. 

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2.4 Fashion // Toxic FORUM: Our Clothes on Maps
Save your results from the TASK: Map your clothes, e.g. a link to your map or a screenshot, or even an annotated photo of you wearing your clothes inline or as an attachment. Comment on your findings.
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FORUM: Case study discussion Fashion // Toxic

Discuss the following topics with your group members in the forum. Be critical, yet also objective and fair. For option 1 (Reactions to the Rana Plaza collapse) focus on discussion threads 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. For option 2 (The Triangle Waist Company factory fire) focus on discussion threads 2.1, 2...

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4. Language focus FORUM: Language and culture mediation
Use this forum to inform your U.S. partners about interesting articles concerning the environment in German newspapers.
You should not translate the text(s) word by word, but rather focus on the most important aspects. Be aware that some words or concepts will have to be explained and cannot ...
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