Learning Across Differences: Collaborations in Conservation and Sustainability in Prisons

Fall 2016 quarter

Taught by

  • MES

This class will explore provocative, intersectional topics including restorative, social, and environmental justice, ecotherapy, mass incarceration, ecological restoration, Just Sustainability, institutional operations, institutional racism, prison abolition, transformative and punitive rehabilitation, and returning citizens’ experiences of reintegration. The Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) will serve as the case study. The SPP partnership supports more than 100 science, sustainability, and education programs statewide. Referencing SPP, we will consider limitations and opportunities for social, economic, and environmental sustainability in prisons. Diverse guest speakers will contribute critiques and potential innovations. Students will be challenged to think holistically and propose realistic solutions which would benefit incarcerated individuals, returning citizens, and communities.

Program Details

Fields of Study

community studies environmental studies


Fall Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

6-10p Wed

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning


2016-09-07Course now has 5 Junior-Senior seats available
2016-06-21New fall opportunity added.