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Introduction to Sustainable Development by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University (Coursera Online, Free, On-Demand)
-Self-paced online course, 5 hours of videos and quizzes, with English subtitles

Open Working Group proposal for Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations)


Container gardening: planting vegetables in very limited space such as in cities, contributes to the human well-being (food source, nutrition, and healthy living)

Plants Make You Feel Better: The positive impact of nature (Kaplan, 2009)
Health and well-being benefits of plants
Why gardening is good for your health (Harding, 2011)
The Psychological Effects of Plants on People in Office (research conducted by Surrey University)
Top 10 Gardens in the World (National Geographic)
Growing food in containers at home (Van Cotthem, 2011)
Vertical Farming Explained, with Dickson Despommier of Columbia University
Roof Garden
Food security and climate-smart agriculture (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Understanding Hunger and Malnutrition (FAO)International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy soils for a healthy life

Planting pechay that can be harvested in 30 days

References for preparing the mock symposium

Sample SymposiumRiver Cities: Historical and Contemporary2015 Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium (May 8-9, 2015)by Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington DC, Trustees for Harvard University

Symposium defined
Watch Science (Classroom) Symposium (YouTube)
and prepare for your mock symposium
(Dec. 18, 2014 to Jan. 8, 2015)

Sample Symposium from Smithsonian American Art MuseumSample symposium: Cooperatives and Sustainable DevelopmentSample Symposium: Social Enterprise Symposium Breakfast Panel Discussion on Social ProcurementSample Symposium: From Sustainable Development to Global Sustainability (CRASSH Cambridge)


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As of Oct. 5, 2017