Instructor: Professor Wellington
Project: Waste Management within a Residential, Social Environment
This project will examine environmental stewardship in Ghana. Exploring how a natural environment is the framework behind a built environment, the interconnection of personal responsibility and environmental activism will be the cynosure of this project. Professor Wellington will help the student understand the issues of sustainable development, while instilling a sense of responsibility for the environment within the student. Wellington will also help the student explore the significance of environmental stewardship within various communities in Ghana, thereby examining one's dedication to the maintenance of their environment within the context of Ghanaian structure. The student will study and work with a community in Kumasi, to test the way that the individuals within that community relate to their environment and ecological resources.
A major component of this study will focus on waste. The student will examine various relationships with water systems, soils, waste management techniques, in order to report on the consistencies between ethical responsibility and environmental conservation. The student will explore the origins of the community's environmental stance and their dedication to preserving their resources. This project will require an basic understanding of sociological studies and scientific data collection, as the student will be required to take samples in the field, conduct interviews, and work within another community.
Among several questions, the student could explore the following:
Further questions about the project: