On Sunday, my co-instructors, Sarah Twill and Hunt Brown and I leave for our week-long service trip to Athens County, Ohio. It is the "capstone" experience in our Honors course Ethics of Sustainability in Appalachia.
The Friends of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement breakfast is one of my favorite days at Wright State. Students, staff, faculty and community partners celebrate come together to celebrate service-learning and raise money for our Citizen Scholar certificate program. There are awards, a silent auction, a celebration of our community partnerships and impact statements from our campus AmeriCORPS VISTA members. The best part about this morning, for me, was that four friends from Athens County with whom we partnered on the alternative spring break trip made the trek to Dayton to celebrat
The ethic of inefficiency is a phrase that we discussed on our spring break trip quite a bit. It's hard to define in concrete terms.
It's hard to believe it's our last night in Hannah House, our home for the week. I'm pretty sure that I can speak for everyone that we learned a TON this week - about social, environmental and economic sustainability and ourselves.
I am very fortunate to have the opportunity this week to travel with the Social and Environmental Sustainability in Appalachia (UH 202-203) course to southeastern Ohio (Athens County). We are learning a ton and making lots of new friends as we complete social and environmental projects in the community.