Master in Local Sustainability Course – SUMMER 2020

The Sustainability Academy’s Master in Local Sustainability Course is a free 9-week, in-class course that will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the following sustainability topics:

  • Food systems
  • Climate Change
  • Sea level rise
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Water efficiency and conservation
  • Solid waste management
  • Transportation
  • Other basic sustainability topics
  • Local, state, and federal policy
  • Communication, leadership, and instruction skills you can use to teach others about sustainability

THE GOAL OF THIS COURSE

  • HAVE FUN – Make friends and new connections with a common interest, and join us for Academy volunteer appreciation events!
  • GET INVOLVED – Learn cutting-edge resource conservation techniques and theory from local sustainability experts, and learn what you can do to empower yourself and others to promote these activities.
  • GIVE BACK – Educate your friends, neighbors, kids, teachers, and community on the value of conserving resources!

IMPORTANT COURSE ELEMENTS

  • After the completion of the course, we require that you volunteer 40 hours of your time using the skills that you learned in the class to promote sustainability in your communities. Volunteering can be completed with the Office of Sustainability, with a third-party organization, or with a DIY creative project. All volunteering must be completed in San Mateo County within one year of course completion.

  • Once you complete both the course and the required volunteer hours, you will receive a certificate of completion as recognition of your commitment to sustainability and your community.
  • You must be 14 years or older to attend the classes.
  • Priority will be given to San Mateo County community members, specifically those who live, work and go to school in San Mateo County.
  • If you need ADA accommodations, please contact us at least five (5) business days prior to the first class you will be attending.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

The course will be led by Laura McKaughan with Envirolutions Consulting with local guest speakers and industry experts including environmental leaders at nonprofits, community groups, and government agencies.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Date: Wednesday evenings: June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, and July 29
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

COURSE VENUE

Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City

*For now, we plan on hosting the class in person. Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 crisis, this class may be converted into an online course. We will keep registrants notified of this change.

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS MASTER COURSE?

Register for this course here!

For questions, contact Academy Coordinator, Avana Andrade at aandrade@smcgov.org or (650) 599-1459

VIDEO!

See what others have to say about this fun course (previously known as the Master Resource Conservation Class)