Entry #17 – June 13, 2011
Environmentalist in Process
Reflection: During our first class session for “Environmental Law and Sustainability” each year, I ask my students, “Are you an environmentalist?” Each responds on a note card. Next, I ask each to define “environmentalist” on that card. We then discuss that response. At the end of the discussion, each student answers the questions on the back of the card, “Are you an environmentalist?” and “Have you changed your response as a result of our discussion? Why or why not?"
Paulette L. Stenzel
I am a mom, learner, writer, lawyer, violinist, environmentalist in process, traveler, and avid reader. My profession is Professor of Sustainability and International Business Law in Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. My research, writing, and teaching coincide with my personal pursuit of a more sustainable world through the Triple Bottom line: economy, social equity, and environment. Through research and public speaking I share information and perspectives on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Fair Trade, direct trade, cooperatives, micro-finance, local production and purchasing, organics, and related areas.