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Wondering about how you can help the planet?
Curious about job opportunities related to sustainability?
Take Sustainability in Action to learn about the many ways you can address environmental problems and build your career in this introductory sustainability course.

ENV 0100: Sustainability in Action

Course Description

There is an undeniable need to create a world that is sustainable for both people and the environment. It is coming increasingly obvious that we need experts in a wide variety of fields. The world will need climate scientists, psychologists, engineers, planners, entrepreneurs and people with many other skills and areas of expertise. Which one will you be?

Each week in this course is a snapshot of a different area of sustainability, as seen through the lens of a guest speaker, at-home readings, and in-class activities. Students also pursue a career exploration in any potential field(s) of interest – from science to arts. Through this experience, students will learn and practice networking, reflect on interests, and gain an understanding of how different disciplines can help create a more sustainable society.

Students will leave the course with an understanding of the true breadth of sustainability and the enormous amount of career opportunities available, whether one prefers analyzing data, working with people, or digging in the soil.

Time commitment:

Class for 2.5 hours every week in the evening, extra-curricular activities, reading, and homework. 
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