How do we become leaders who can show the way to live and work sustainably in our homes, businesses and communities?
How do we make sense of and respond effectively to the challenges of increasingly limited natural resources and environmental degradation?
How do we discover opportunities and develop skills and knowledge for the emerging green economy?
Energy and Sustainable Living provides participants the opportunity to explore these questions and much more. Conveniently offered online with a weekend field experience, this course is designed for adults who want to "green up" their skills and develop a basic understanding of environmental sustainability that can be applied in their communities, homes and workplaces.
The course begins on January 14, 2014 with 40 hours of online instruction plus some self-study time. The course continues with an overnight, 16 hour, hands-on learning experience April 26-27, 2014 at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Overnight lodging and meals in Lanesboro is included in the cost of the course.
In this course, participants will be able to:
- Review the basics of energy efficiency for residences and businesses.
- Identify alternative building and transportation options, and ways to sustainably clean up the home or business,
- Define basic concepts related to clean energy, carbon emissions, resource conservation, and green technologies.
- Develop job skills for the green economy and identify new job opportunities.
- Develop skills to be leaders in their communities on energy resources and sustainability.
The course was developed in collaboration with the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Clean Energy Resource Teams, and Winona County Environmental Services with contributions from more than 25 national and regional organizations and subject matter experts.
Students must be at least 18 years old and be able to demonstrate strong basic math skills, including introductory algebra concepts.
This class may be taken for non-credit/4.6 CEU, or for three undergraduate credits.
To take this class for non-credit/4.6 CEU, click on Add to Cart and complete the registration and check out process.
If you would like to take this course for undergraduate credit (as required by some employers) do not choose "add to cart." Instead, click here for the "Visiting Student Agreement" and enrollment form. If you need assistance, contact Winona State's support team at (507) 457-2800. M-F 8:00AM-4:00PM CST.
"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
- Wendell Berry