Susan Jacobs’ Piece for The Aldo Leopold Foundation

Susan Jacobs, the DePaul MALS/IDS associate director, academic advisor and a writing instructor contributed a wonderful piece for The Aldo Leopold Foundation’s website and blog.  The whole piece can be read here:

Bringing Interdisciplinary Sources to the Table: Urban College Writers Meet Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac

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Even in Chicago’s grid we see examples of urban farming

Leopold was a prominent environmentalist, conservationist, ecologist, and scientist in the first half of the 20th century who wrote with great passion on many environmental topics, especially the field he founded: wildlife management.  His seminal work, A Sand County Almanac, advocates for a land ethic and conservation.

Susan’s post does a great job of bridging Leopold’s work and ideas to Chicago’s urban life for her freshman students to see a greener world and write with a better voice when they channel Leopold’s direct observational writing style.  To read Susan’s piece follow this link and for other great material from the Leopold foundation, please click here.