This course is an introduction to microeconomics with an emphasis on applying economic theory to issues in resource use and sustainability.  This course will examine the global impacts of present-day human lifestyles with a goal of advocating changes that society can make to develop a personal and consumer ethic that is both economically viable and environmentally sustainable. Topics include energy policy and use of renewable energies, solid waste and recycling, transportation, land use, water conservation, and agricultural practices.