Department

Modern Languages and Literatures Department

Degree Name

BA in Modern Literatures and Languages

Date

12-2010

Advisor(s)

Thompson, John

Abstract/Summary

My senior project is a combination of my major of Modern Languages and Literature and my minor in Sustainable Environments. I have tried to combine everything I learned in the following essays which explain different elements of the sustainable movement in the world. Currently there is a big push towards environmentalism which was started by a global desire to repair the damage done to our planet Earth. My goal is to explain some of the situations addressed by the sustainable movement and to propose some solutions based on what I’ve learned in my five years at Cal Poly. During my research I learned a lot with regards to how the Earth functions as well as how the United States economy works and how consumerism has affected our planet. I also did research into how the sustainability movement has already affected the various sectors in our world and what impact it has made in ameliorating our environmental situation. For the project itself, I have tried to touch on many of these ideas to create five essays which analyze different global and local issues. My goal is to compile one document which contains an organized compilation of what I learned which can be used as a reference in the future. When I was deciding on a topic, I wanted to exhibit not only my skills in languages, but also my acquired knowledge in sustainability. I believe that my project combines everything I learned in my college career in a complete and relevant way.

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