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Heather Heenehan



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Our book is a story about an elf encouraging children to go eco-friendly in order to help the environment. Santa delivers gifts such as a reusable water bottle to get children involved. By helping the environment, Santa's workshop is going to be saved from melting ice caps! The goal of this book was to get children involved to help the environment.

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Environmental Education | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Sciences


© 2017 Chase Kaupin and Elise Grabowski


One theme of the UNE core curriculum is Environmental Awareness. As part of this theme, all students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to take a 3-credit interdisciplinary course and ENV104: Introduction to Environmental Issues fulfills this requirement. During Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, Dr. Heather Heenehan, Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Environmental Studies, taught six sections of ENV104. For their final projects her students were encouraged to be creative messengers and spread some ENV104 Optimism to the world. The resultant projects included children’s books, artwork, board games, tri-fold boards, brochures, videos.

Saving Santa's Workshop



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