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Beginner Level
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Climate and Carbon Footprinting

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lesson 2: Climate change in 4 Numbers11m
Lesson 3: Carbon Footprinting - GWPs and Scopes8m
Lesson 4: Carbon Footprinting Example - Paradise Slice Pizza10m
Christina Volpi - Denver Zoo Carbon Footprint13m
2 readings
Welcome to Class 3 (Start Here)10m
Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Climate and Carbon Footprinting20m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Context-Based Sustainability and Science-Based Targets

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Lesson 2: Climate Policies - Cap-And-Trade9m
Lesson 3: Climate Policies - Carbon Tax8m
Lesson 4: Putting an Internal Price on Carbon9m
1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Context, Internal Carbon Pricing, and Climate Policies20m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Water and Energy

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lesson 2: Water Disclosure8m
Lesson 3: Water Risk and Disclosure6m
Rich Donley - West Building Solar and Boilers9m
Ray Pierotti - Mr. LED! La Plata Electric Association Lighting Specialist16m
1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Water and Renewable Energy20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Workplace and Community Issues

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Lesson 2: Employee Benefits6m
Liliana Tenney - Workplace Health and Sustainability13m
Beth Drum - Alpine Bank on Work-Life Balance12m
2 readings
Workplace Resources10m
Workplace Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Workplace and Community Quiz14m

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About the Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent Specialization

About the course This specialization is for anyone who would like to improve how their company or organization impacts the environment, people and communities. We will introduce you to some of the key concepts and tools of sustainable business, then teach you how to be an effective change agent. By the end of the specialization you will have the skills to create an effective sustainability proposal and know who you have to convince, and what they need to be convinced. The Classes Class 1: First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability Identifying a good first project, writing an effective proposal, financial analysis & sustainable thinking. Class 2: More on Change and Sustainability Implementing change, green design, sustainability reporting, examples from practitioners/ Class 3: Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes Climate change, carbon footprinting, Context-based sustainability and science-based targets, water and energy, workplace sustainability issues, and supply chain impacts. Class 4: Comprehensive Case The capstone class haps you put all the pieces together as you produce a complete proposal for change! This proposal can be based on a case we have written or for your organization, or both....
Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent

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