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Faculty Spotlight #6

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Sustainability is practiced all throughout PCC, from innovative waste management and learning gardens to solar energy and active transportation. But do you know about the faculty who include sustainability in their classes? Every week on our Sustainability blog and social media accounts we will share a faculty member who integrates sustainability into their course curriculum. PCC faculty have the ability to educate and extend sustainability efforts to students, creating positive change in our communities. Follow our Sustainability Blog and PCC_Sustain on Instagram and Twitter to learn about these inspiring faculty members! If you are a faculty member or know of one practicing sustainability efforts, please email sustainability@pcc.edu to be featured!

This week’s faculty spotlight is Rachelle Katter! Rachelle is a Health Studies professor at Southeast campus. Her course, Food Systems and Public Health (HE 264) weaves in the concepts of sustainability as it relates to our food system. Each assignment in the course has students learn about and reflect on food systems and the various components of sustainability; social equity, environment and economy. Rachelle’s favorite assignment has students dive deep into the issues around food insecurity and then exploring how the principles of food justice may help to address some of the issues in a reflective research essay. She is incredibly passionate about the environment, food and how it all relates to health and sustainability. Rachelle would love to help inspire others’ passion around sustainability and health so it is important for her to incorporate these topics into my classes.