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"Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course. Human activities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage on the environment and on critical resources. If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know. Fundamental changes are urgent if we are to avoid the collision our present course will bring about.

We the undersigned, senior members of the world's scientific community, hereby warn all humanity of what lies ahead. A great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life on it is required if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated." 11-18-1992, Union of Concerned Scientists




SPRING 2013:

IPE 1013.995 "Consumption and the Environment" w/ Deborah Dalton
IPE 3003.995 "Nature and Culture" w/ Dr. Helen Robertson
IPE 3213.995 "Law and the Environment" w/ Jennifer Gray
IPE 3603.995 "Wildlife Conservation and the Global Environment" w/ Dr. Janette Wallis
IPE 3623.995 "Human-Wildlife Interactions" w/ Dr. Janette Wallis
IPE 3913.992 "Introduction to Ecological Restoration" w/ Dr. Rebecca Sherry
IPE 3913.993 "The Ecology of Climate Change" w/ Dr. Rebecca Sherry
IPE 3913.994 "Community Conservation in Africa" w/ Dr. Janette Wallis
IPE 4970.995 "Time & the Environment" w/ Matthew Collier


The National Wildlife Federation's
Campus Ecology Program

The Campus Ecology Program was founded in 1989 and has become a leading conservation program in higher education. The program provides college campuses with resources and technical assistance for campus greening activities. OU became a Campus Ecology member in the spring of 2005. For more information about this program, please visit http://www.nwf.org/campusEcology.

The cell phone recycling program at OU is part of the NWF Campus Ecology Program. Used cell phones may be dropped off at a drop box at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, at the IPE Resource Room in Rm. 555 Monnet Hall, or they may be mailed to IPE Program, 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 555 Monnet Hall, Norman, OK 73019-4036.

OU Recycles!

IPE works actively with the well-established OU Recycling Program. The spring practicum, IPE 4003, has focused on helping OU improve and expand its recycling program for the past two years. We will be working with OU Recycling again this coming spring.

To find out more about OU's Recycling Program, where recycling bins are, and how to recycle, please visit http://www.physicalplant.ou.edu and click on the "Recycling and Refuse" link on the main menu on the upper left side.