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Environmental Solutions

Too often we hear about environmental problems without solutions. It can be overwhelming to consider issues like climate change, urban sprawl, pollution, desertification, biodiversity and loss, etc. These global problems have a greater impact on less affluent communities and can lead to disaster or climate displacement.  In this course students will explore how humans can take action, investigating  global solutions (like minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting carbon sequestration); systemic solutions (like sustainable agricultural and green architecture); local solutions (like bioremediation of contaminated soils or restoration of degraded landscapes); and personal solutions too. Students will evaluate solutions through the lens of environmental justice. Team-based projects will involve research and map-making, and individual assignments will help students investigate environmental solutions in their local environments.

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Session One
at the time of application
Scheduled Class Time*

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.