In Professor Rich Niesenbaum’s course, Sustainable Solutions 405, students are challenged to define a sustainability-related problem and then engage in research to develop a global perspective on the problems they identify. Professor Niesenbaum has introduced an assignment that integrates geographic visualization with storytelling, using a tool called StoryMap JS. Using this digital tool, students develop a “Solutions from Around the World” Map that indicates important places where the problems they focus on are being addressed. Once created, students share their maps on their BergBuilds domain. Student web domains are browsable on the BergBuilds Community Portal and links to some of the StoryMaps from SUS 405 are listed below.
- Water Scarcity
- Indigenous Environmental Justice
- Food Waste
- Water Pollution from Animal Agriculture https://uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/dd141606bc4a6b04ed4182ead13e3dd0/solutions-from-around-the-world/index.html
- Food Deserts