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WSP 159 — Solving the Climate Crisis: Action Plans for Sustainable Change

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturdays and Sunday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 3 days
Date(s): Feb 20—Feb 27
Time: 10:00 am—12:45 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Feb 20
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $300
Instructor(s): Marina Oster
Status: Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Full schedule: Saturdays/Sunday, February 20, February 21, and February 27, 10:00 am – 12:45 pm (PT). In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Winter
Live Online(About Formats)
Saturdays and Sunday
10:00 am—12:45 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Feb 20—Feb 27
3 days
Drop By
Feb 20
0 Unit
Fees
$300
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s):
Marina Oster
Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Full schedule: Saturdays/Sunday, February 20, February 21, and February 27, 10:00 am – 12:45 pm (PT). In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Powerful and innovative strategies are emerging today for addressing climate change. The first part of this three-day workshop will offer a broad overview of how climate change works. Students will develop a comprehensive view of the current conditions looking across the consumer, community, and technology sectors—each of which has a role to play in mitigating the climate change threat. We will also examine the recent California wildfires. With this foundation in place, we will turn to exploring a range of solutions. Next, students will draft their personal climate action plans, drawing from our foundational areas of focus and tailored to address specific aspects of their own lives. Students will craft their plans by clarifying their intentions, identifying their strongest passions, and working within the realities of their personal and professional lives. The action plans will spell out what new climate-preserving actions or practices students will incorporate into their routines, and what unsustainable behaviors they will let go of. Action plans may be rooted in a desire to set an example of positive change for one’s children, a personal call to action, a craving to make one’s work more meaningful, or a wish to inspire colleagues or an employer to actualize a climate-conscious culture. Students will come away from the workshop feeling empowered and motivated to enact measurable, sustainable change.

Marina Oster, Founder and Principal, Carry Joy Inside; Climate Scientist

Marina Oster specializes in climate grief and resilience to develop leadership in climate action. She studies climate solutions and the motivation to take actionable steps in order to enact change, and she advises universities and individuals on sustainability. Oster received a PhD in biology from Stanford.
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