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Introduction to Conflict Resolution

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My office hours are Monday 11-noon, Thursday 9:30 to 10:20. Otherwise, please email. Study using the study sheet and information from the in-class session. See you at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for our final exam!






Skills Forum

Study sheets


Living lightly & locally

Nonviolence Since Gandhi


The Mediation Process

Santa Clara County Office of Dispute Resolution




updated 24 May 2016

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Extra Credit Opportunities

GREEN FESTIVAL. Don't miss this amazing event, part education, part green shopping, part spectacle. It can change your life! April and November in SF. See http://www.greenfestivals.org/sf/updates/

FOOTPRINT. In the spirit of Gandhi, figure out how heavy an ecological footprint you leave, and report the results to me with information on whether or what this inspires you to change: http://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/index.htm

VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY. Consider the link by Duane Elgin, founder of the Voluntary Simplicity movement, very much in Gandhi's footsteps. Write: which of the ten simplicities would you be willing to and able to try? Which would be hard for you, and why? http://www.simpleliving.net/webofsimplicity/the_garden_of_simplicity.asp

LOVE & CHOCOLATE. Do something to stop slave child labor in the cocoa harvest of Africa, upon which most of the chocolate industry in the world is based. Go tohttp://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/fairtrade/cocoa/ and take some of the suggested actions; document what you do to turn it in for extra credit

GARDENING--BREAD LABOR. Organic Home Garden Program! Valley Verde, a SJose nonprofit, offers free materials, classes, and all support for you to plant and harvest some fine homegrown foods! Includes a raised bed, drip irrigation system, and classes. Open to renters and homeowners. Children welcome. Space limited so sign up soon. Call Laura Espinoza, (510) 529-­-9041 or email, laura@valleyverde.org . For more information visit www.valleyverde.org