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Environmental Literacy: Get Started

Chemeketa Commitment to Sustainability

Chemeketa has a three-dimensional approach to sustainability that incorporates ecologyeconomy, and social justice. We develop systems that apply ecologically sound principles to our curriculum and operations, allocate resources wisely to fund our most important work and provide equitable access to opportunity.

Staff and students are encouraged to use the resources listed in this guide for research and individual enrichment.   The list of resources may help to generate topics or key words for more searches. 

Topic or key word ideas are also listed  in the left column below.  Use the library search option in the middle column to find more materials. Information on how to use the library search is also in the middle column.  The column on the right shows one of the online videos available through the library catalog.  Below that is information on searching for resources in our partner libraries from which materials may also be requested.

Please contact us at reference@chemeketa.edu with any questions.  Library staff are always ready to help.

Specific topics

There are many possible topics relating to environmental literacy.  Here are some ideas:

Agricultural Biotechnology

Arcology

Biodiversity

Biomass energy

Cap and trade regulations

Carbon cap

Climate change

Ecology

Endangered species

Energy

Ethnobotany

Food equity

Fossil fuels

Fuel consumption

Genetic engineering

Genetically modified

Global warming

Globalization

Invasive Species

Locavore Movement

Natural resources

Oil

Overconsumption

Ozone depletion

Peak Oil

Sustainability

Other thoughts on topic words

Common or scientific names of animals or plants.

Specific geological or geographical locations.

Individuals who are or have been leaders in environmental or scientific fields.

Words found in the other resources in the following pages.

Library Search

Use this search box to find library materials on your subject.

 

Using Library Search

This short video will show you how to use Library Search to discover books and articles in print and full text online at Chemeketa and many other libraries.

Summit

Summit is the system used to request books and other items from 38 college and university libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. You must be logged into the library search to see Summit links.

picture of arrowTip: Use all lowercase letters for your My Chemeketa login name.

picture of library search screen showing summit request link

  • Any item in the library search results that says Check holdings and has a yellow dot is a potential Summit request.
  • Click the Get It tab.
  • The Place Summit Request link will display if there is at least one copy on the shelf in a Summit library.
  • Click the link to start a request.
  •  You will have to choose a pickup location (Salem or Yamhill campus).
  •  If the item has multiple volumes, specify which one you want.

Please note that an item that is on the shelf is not always requestable. Check your My Chemeketa e-mail for news about your request.

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