"Can Literature Save the Environment?"
A Community-Based Examination



If we accept as a working assumption for our seminar that in ways small and large, literature can save the environment, can we test this assumption? What does the role of literature about the environment look like on the local, community level? To answer this question, we will interview members of the Saratoga Springs community to learn how literature has impacted, inspired, or motivated their values and interaction with the environment. Working in pairs, you will be responsible for interviewing your subject, creating a multimedia page about your person, and presenting your person to the class.

Saratoga Springs Community Members

Suzanne Carreker-Voigt, Market Coordinator, Saratoga Springs Farmers Market

by Gabriel Cohn, Sukie Emerson, and Maddy Morency

Rabbi Linda Motkin, Co-Rabbi, Temple Sinai, Saratoga Springs

by Jerry Lerman and Rachel Samett

Jeff Olson, East Coast Principal, Alta Planning and Design

by Anna Sand and Alina Williams

Margo Olson, Executive Director, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park

by Olivia McKee and Maile Sackler

Karen Totino, Owner, Green Conscience - Home & Garden

by Kate Holm and Olivia Dynan

Joaane Yepsen, County Supervisor for Saratoga Springs at Saratoga County

by Hannah Blaser and Emmy Kuperschmid