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Are you concerned about climate change? Would you like to learn how to address and respond to this challenge? If so, this course is for you. Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action is intended to help learners understand, address and respond to climate change as individuals and in partnership with their communities and political leaders. The course focuses on how to translate learning into action on climate change in the areas of food, energy, transportation and the built environment (cities). This course was co-developed and taught by Michaela Zint, Professor of Environmental Education and Communication, and University of Michigan Students. A range of academic climate change experts and professional leaders are featured. As a result of completing this course, you will be able to: 1) Identify individual, community, and political actions you can engage in to effectively address and respond to climate change. 2) Describe how insights from the social sciences can be employed to create change at the individual, community, and political levels. 3) Feel empowered to continue to influence how you, your community, and political leaders address and respond to climate change. Use #UMichActonClimate on social media to share what you're doing and connect with other learners....
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Sugerido: 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week.

Aprox. 19 horas restantes
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cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
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Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Sugerido: 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week.

Aprox. 19 horas restantes
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

1

Seção
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2 horas para concluir

Introduction

As part of this introductory lesson, we will help you explore your motivations for taking this course, briefly introduce you to the current state of climate science and policy, and prepare you for taking actions on climate change throughout the course. ...
Reading
3 vídeos (Total de 31 min), 18 leituras, 3 testes
Video3 videos
Meet Dahlia1min
Meet the expert - Dr. Rosina Bierbaum22min
Reading18 leituras
Syllabus10min
Welcome to Act on Climate15min
Discussion Prompt - Introduce yourself5min
Optional resources1min
Help us learn more about you!10min
Climate science and policy20min
Optional resources1min
Climate mitigation and adaptation3min
Video references and optional resources1min
Optional resources1min
Action types3min
Co-benefits and climate justice3min
Looking ahead3min
Take action to ensure your future success10min
Doing our part1min
Optional resources1min
Quiz: Assessment of actions1min
Discussion Prompt - What actions did you take?5min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Check your understanding6min
Check your understanding6min
Assessment of actions6min

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2 horas para concluir

Food

Food is part of our everyday lives. From breakfast to dinner, we make choices that affect the planet. This week, you will hear from Chris about his journey toward vegetarianism, and you will learn from Dr. Sara Soderstrom about social movement theory and food businesses in Detroit, as well as actions that you can take to make food choices that can mitigate climate change....
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 29 min), 18 leituras, 4 testes
Video2 videos
Meet the Expert: Dr. Sara Soderstrom26min
Reading18 leituras
Food and climate change6min
Video references1min
Case Study15min
Discussion Prompt - Social Movements5min
Looking ahead1min
Anna’s story3min
Option 1: Eat less red meat10min
Option 2: Reduce food waste10min
Optional resources1min
Brandon’s story3min
Engage with your community about food10min
Nolan’s story3min
Influence decision making10min
Alison’s story3min
Participate in farmer-to-consumer programs10min
Optional resources1min
Quiz: Assessment of actions1min
Discussion Prompt - What actions did you take?5min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Check your understanding4min
Check your understanding4min
Check your understanding4min
Assessment of actions8min

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2 horas para concluir

Energy

We use energy in almost everything we do, but there are also many ways we can reduce emissions from our energy consumption. This week, you will hear from Benjamin about saving energy in cold winters and from Dr. Kaitlin Raimi about the theory of environmental peer persuasion. You will also learn several actions you can take to reduce energy consumption in your home, on your campus, and in your community. ...
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 18 min), 16 leituras, 5 testes
Video2 videos
Meet the expert - Dr. Kaitlin Raimi14min
Reading16 leituras
Case study15min
Discussion Prompt - What would a climate action plan look like in your community?5min
Looking ahead1min
Stephanie’s story3min
Energy consumption10min
Optional resources1min
Discussion Prompt - Other tools for tracking energy use5min
Alison’s story1min
Attend a community meeting about alternative energy10min
Yousef’s story3min
Promote divestment from fossil fuels10min
Stephanie’s story3min
Prepare for climate-related emergencies10min
Optional resources1min
Quiz: Assessment of actions1min
Discussion Prompt - What actions did you take?5min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
Check your understanding4min
Check your understanding4min
Check your understanding2min
Check your understanding2min
Assessment of actions8min

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2 horas para concluir

Transportation

Transportation is part of everyday life. This week, you will hear from Stephanie about the collective impact of personal transportation decisions and from Brandon Schoettle about how driving decisions impact greenhouse gas emissions. You will also examine popular ride-hailing services, as well as actions that you can take to make transportation choices that can mitigate climate change, and ultimately you will learn to support a more resilient transportation system....
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 22 min), 17 leituras, 4 testes
Video2 videos
Meet the expert - Brandon Schoettle19min
Reading17 leituras
Video references and optional resources1min
Video references1min
Discussion Prompt - Reflection on Brandon's interview5min
Case study10min
Optional resources1min
Discussion Prompt - The tricky issue of ride-hailing and carpooling5min
Looking ahead1min
Anne Marie’s story3min
Reduce emissions from transportation10min
Haley’s story3min
Join or organize a community bike event10min
Derell’s story3min
Interacting with your transit authority10min
Encourage resilient transportation3min
Optional resources1min
Quiz: Assessment of actions1min
Discussion Prompt - What actions did you take?5min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Check your understanding4min
Check your understanding8min
Check your understanding4min
Assessment of actions8min
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por PSAug 19th 2017

Thanks to all for this fantastic course on Climate Change and for showing us how we can make our contribution.

Instrutores

Michaela Zint

Professor of Environmental Education and Communication

Sobre University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

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