Are you passionate about climate change? Would you like to learn how to address and respond to this challenge?
If so, you’re in luck—the University of Michigan recently launched a unique course, designed by a team of students, faculty, and learning specialists, called Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action. This course is intended to help you understand, address, and respond to climate change, both as an individual and in partnership with your communities and political leaders. A wide range of academic climate change experts and professional leaders are featured.
In Act on Climate, you won’t just learn about the science of climate change and how it relates to food, energy, transportation, and the built environment—you’ll also learn how to put your knowledge into action. You will be able to identify practical and concrete individual, community, and political steps you can take to effectively address and respond to climate change, and you’ll read inspiring stories about individuals who have taken these and other actions.
Dr. Michaela Zint, Professor of Environmental Education & Communication in the University’s School for Environment and Sustainability and School of Education, says that she and her students “cannot wait so see what our [online] learners think and what impact they will have as individuals, members of their communities, and politically.”
If you’re curious about how to respond to this important global issue, we hope you’ll join Dr. Zint and the rest of the instructional team for Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action. The course is open for enrollment on Coursera now — learn more and enroll!