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Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction

3 videos (Total 31 min), 18 readings, 3 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 actions1m
Discussion Prompt - What actions did you take?5m
3 practice exercises
Check your understanding6m
Check your understanding6m
Assessment of actions6m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Food

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 understanding4m
Check your understanding4m
Check your understanding4m
Assessment of actions8m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Energy

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 understanding4m
Check your understanding4m
Check your understanding2m
Check your understanding2m
Assessment of actions8m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Transportation

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 understanding4m
Check your understanding8m
Check your understanding4m
Assessment of actions8m
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Top reviews from Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action

By NJJan 13th 2019

Great course, every information is shared related with climate change, best part is conversations between expert and a undergraduate/Phd students, giving there views and different questions.

By BSNov 11th 2019

Wonderful Course! Perfect for all those who seek to actually change the environmental crises we are facing in the 21st Century.

Instructor

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Michaela Zint

Professor of Environmental Education and Communication

About 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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