Since the environment seems to be back on the agenda of human geography, it is important to (re)introduce this fundamental topic into human geography courses. This paper describes a teaching experience in the Geography Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, in which a block on environment issues was added to the introductory courses ‘human geography’. While the experience had satisfactory results, it seems more appropriate to integrate the environmental dimension in each of the traditional topics in human geography rather than teaching environmental issues in Isolation. © 1993, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.