New free online Climate Action course from University of Michigan
Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action is new free online course from University of Michigan and online course provider Coursera. From the course description:
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). It was designed by students for students, faculty, and learning specialists. 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.
They say "2-4 hours per week" of expected commitment, although in my experience you may be able to move through it more quickly. The 7 week course begins officially on July 24, 2017, but you can enroll now and preview the materials.
If you enroll, please let us know in a comment here. Maybe we can have a whole group of ClimateX members in it!