Dr. Stuart Reichler’s Spring 2009 Bio
301M Bonus #2
Due 22 April 2009
This assignment is optional and can be worth a
maximum of 2 points
added to your final grade.
In Friday's (3/27) class, we talked about problems that humans make for
non-humans (plants and animals), and how groups and/or individuals
might help solve these problems. For Bonus #2, try for a weekend,
a week, or longer to do one
of the actions that individuals can do to help non-humans. It may
be one of the actions we discussed in class, but it need not be from
Some of the ideas from class are:
Reducing goods and/or packaging bought
Reusing durable replacements for disposable goods
Eating less meat, or eating a vegetarian or vegan diet
Driving less/riding the bus more/biking or walking to get around town
Using less electricity and/or water
Political activism for animal-friendly or environment-friendly causes
This bonus will be graded on your report which should include the
1.What you did.
2.What problems your actions helped solve.
3.A brief account of your experience. Was it easy, or was it
hard? Did you feel like it really made a difference? Do you
think more people could do what you did; why or why not? What
could be done to make what you did easier, or more palatable, for
others to do?
The report should not be more than 2 typed pages and is due in class on
Wednesday, 22 April. I will
subtract 0.5 points for each day late.