NCSCE and KQED are partnering on Do Now U, a project that engages undergraduate students in online discussions through social media about current scientific issues.
This week’s Do Now U discusses the “Three R’s”- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Dr. Bridget Trogden’s Mercer University students Trent Bateman, Anna Dillon, Erica Duncan, Timothy Hood, Jessica Lee, Jessica Lewis, Faith McColl, Winter Overby, Molly Parrish, Emily Robertson, Moriah Roycroft, Nidhi Shashidhara, Bryan Shin, Lindsey Smallwood, David Stokes III, Shannon Tho, Mason Thornton, and Katelyn West created the post, “Is It More Important to You to Reduce, Reuse, or Recycle?” In the post, the students challenge our consumer habits, and consider which of the three behaviors will have the maximum impact in terms of helping the environment.
Join the Conversation!
Engage your students in the national conversation by using this post for a short warm-up exercise, homework assignment, or extra credit. Students can share their thoughts directly in the comment section on the post, or on Twitter using the hashtag #DoNowU3Rs.
Looking for more Do Now U posts to use in your class? Explore previous posts with topics ranging from personal and global health to balancing environmental conservation and economic growth.
Photo: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)