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Beginner Level
Approx. 25 hours to complete
English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 31 min), 18 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Meet Dahlia1m
Meet the expert - Dr. Rosina Bierbaum22m
18 readings
Syllabus10m
Welcome to Act on Climate15m
Discussion Prompt - Introduce yourself5m
Optional resources1m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Climate science and policy20m
Optional resources1m
Climate mitigation and adaptation3m
Video references and optional resources1m
Optional resources1m
Action types3m
Co-benefits and climate justice3m
Looking ahead3m
Take action to ensure your future success10m
Doing our part1m
Optional resources1m
Quiz: Assessment of actions15m
Discussion Prompt - What actions did you take?5m
2 practice exercises
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Food

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 29 min), 18 readings, 4 quizzes
2 videos
Meet the Expert: Dr. Sara Soderstrom26m
18 readings
Food and climate change6m
Video references1m
Case Study15m
Discussion Prompt - Social Movements5m
Looking ahead1m
Anna’s story3m
Option 1: Eat less red meat10m
Option 2: Reduce food waste10m
Optional resources1m
Brandon’s story3m
Engage with your community about food10m
Nolan’s story3m
Influence decision making10m
Alison’s story3m
Participate in farmer-to-consumer programs10m
Optional resources1m
Quiz: Assessment of actions1m
Discussion Prompt - What actions did you take?5m
4 practice exercises
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding4m
Check your understanding30m
Assessment of actions30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Energy

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 18 min), 16 readings, 5 quizzes
2 videos
Meet the expert - Dr. Kaitlin Raimi14m
16 readings
Case study15m
Discussion Prompt - What would a climate action plan look like in your community?5m
Looking ahead1m
Stephanie’s story3m
Energy consumption10m
Optional resources1m
Discussion Prompt - Other tools for tracking energy use5m
Alison’s story1m
Attend a community meeting about alternative energy10m
Yousef’s story3m
Promote divestment from fossil fuels10m
Stephanie’s story3m
Prepare for climate-related emergencies10m
Optional resources1m
Quiz: Assessment of actions1m
Discussion Prompt - What actions did you take?5m
5 practice exercises
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m
Assessment of actions30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Transportation

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 22 min), 17 readings, 4 quizzes
2 videos
Meet the expert - Brandon Schoettle19m
17 readings
Video references and optional resources1m
Video references1m
Discussion Prompt - Reflection on Brandon's interview5m
Case study10m
Optional resources1m
Discussion Prompt - The tricky issue of ride-hailing and carpooling5m
Looking ahead1m
Anne Marie’s story3m
Reduce emissions from transportation10m
Haley’s story3m
Join or organize a community bike event10m
Derell’s story3m
Interacting with your transit authority10m
Encourage resilient transportation3m
Optional resources1m
Quiz: Assessment of actions1m
Discussion Prompt - What actions did you take?5m
4 practice exercises
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m
Assessment of actions30m

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