Culturally responsive teaching is a term that has increased in popularity amongst educators over the past decade. However, it is not always addressed within zero-waste education on college campuses across the United States. This paper uses a critical lens to connect research from the book Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain with zero-waste practices and education on college campuses. The presentation created for this project is targeted towards college students to educate them about zero-waste and culturally responsive teaching. The content in the presentation challenges students to create a path towards zero-waste by: building collectivism across the campus community, addressing feelings of hopelessness and policies, building relationships, and removing barriers. This all can be done while encouraging campus communities as they strive to achieve their zero-waste goals.
Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Science, Social Justice
Gurrola, Ellen, "“Using Culturally Responsive Educational Practices to Help Campus Communities Reach Their Zero-Waste Goals”" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 955.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects