August 11, 2009

May 13, 2009

Living Green Conference

These fieldnotes were complied by Amy Christiansen at the Living Green Conference at Lake Superior College.

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Final Report

This link allows you to view our final report document. This document encompasses many of the aspects of this blog so some of the information may seem repetitive .

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The Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association Annual Meeting and Conference

Below are Matt Morgan's field notes from The Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association Annual Meeting and Conference

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Photo Voice

The link below leads to Matt Morgan's fieldnotes on Sheila Gilbertson's photo voice

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Interview with Loren Erickson

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Heidi Vassuer: Photo Voice Pictures

This Link allows you to view pictures taken by Heidi Vassuer, a student at LSBE
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Photo Voice notes

The link below leads to Amy Christiansen's fieldnotes on Heidi Vasseurs photo voice
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May 12, 2009

Graphs of Some of Our Most Pertinent Data

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Photo Voice

Click on this link to see pictures and descriptions of the positive and negative aspects of LSBE according to Alex Sitek, finance major

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National Sustainability Teach-In

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Photo Voices

Overview

The method of photo voice gives the informant the ability to speak through the lens of a camera. It is a powerful tool in raising visual data. In this particular photo voice we invited students who spent time in the LSBE building to capture pictures of positive as well as negative aspects of the new space.

These are the two questions that we presented to the students who participated in the photo voice.

[1] What areas or parts of the building do you find most beneficial?
[2] What areas or parts of the building do you find least satisfying or would you like to change?

Students took the cameras to answer these questions through photographs. After going into the space and capturing all the photos students than provided reasoning behind their shots. As researchers we collected photos, responses, and then looked for patterns between respondents to begin making meaning of the data.

The following links are to individual photos and responses from the field.

Photo 1

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Photo 2

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Photo 3

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Photo 4

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Photo 5 & 6

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Photo 7

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Photo 8

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Photo 9

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Photo 10

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Photo 11

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Photo 12

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LSBE Survey Questions

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May 10, 2009

References

Brown, Hillary
2001 Building for High Performance. In Construction in Cities: Social, Environmental, Political, and Economic Concerns. Patricia J. Lancaster, Edward S. Plotkin and Jill N. Lerner eds. Pp. 193-220. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press

The US Green Builders Council
http://www.usgbc.org/

LSBE building construction general information
http://www.d.umn.edu/fm/planning/labovitz_sbe/index.html

UMD Facilities Management
http://www.d.umn.edu/fm/

UMD Master Plan
http://www.d.umn.edu/fm/construction/Campus_Master_Plan_2005.pdf

UMD Civil Engineering Building Proposed layout
http://www.d.umn.edu/fm/planning/civil_eng/ceng_site.jpg

UMD Current Construction Plans
http://www.d.umn.edu/fm/planning/index.html

UMD Construction History
http://www.d.umn.edu/fm/planning/history/campus_buildings.htm

2004 Board of Regents Policy on Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
http://www1.umn.edu/regents/policies/administrative/Sustain_Energy_Efficiency.htm

Facilities Management mission statement
http://www.d.umn.edu/fm/about/mission.htm

Critical Dimensions of Sustainability in Higher Education PDF
http://www.ulsf.org/publications.html