Workshop: Precautionary Principle: Walking the Green Line

Course ID - CTD0488a            

Short Title: Precaution Principle

 Audience     Faculty 
Length of Workshop:        8 hours (5.5 contact hours and 2.5 pre/post hrs) 
Prerequisite     None

Description:
The precautionary principle is a moral and political principle which states that if an action or policy might cause severe or irreversible harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of a scientific consensus that harm would not ensue, the burden of proof falls on those who would advocate taking the action. This participatory event will be led by three national experts from the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN.)  Topics for discussion will include scientific and legal uncertainty, case studies, and local applications of the principle.  In addition, a panel of local lawyers and decision-makers will address the intersection between the Precautionary Principle and local environmental concerns.  Participants will be asked to create a lesson or action incorporating the Precautionary Principle into their specific disciplines or department due to director of the Earth Ethics Institute within 3 weeks of the workshop.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

Objectives

As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define the Precautionary Principle
  • Explain the significance of the Precautionary Principle within a larger context of ethics
  • Explain one way in which the Precautionary Principle can be applied to decision-making in our community
  • Explain how the Precautionary Principle can be used as a teaching tool in different disciplines
  • Create a lesson or action incorporating the Precautionary Principle into their specific disciplines or department - due to director of the Earth Ethics Institute within 3 weeks of the workshop

 

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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0488a  
Course Title: Precaution Principle 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

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