UC Davis Extension is restructuring its Sustainability Studies programs. Two of the certificate programs: Green Building and Sustainable Design and Renewable Energy, are shorter, more focused professional concentrations that can easily be completed in as little as a year. Both of these new professional concentrations can be taken entirely online. Both professional concentrations also fulfill the elective requirements for the Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program, allowing students to complete a professional concentration while they are working towards earning the certificate.
Bioenergy Systems Design
Gain an understanding of biomass technologies and characteristics, engineering bioenergy feedstocks, biochemical conversion, anaerobic digestions, thermochemical and physicochemical conversions, biomass production systems and feedstock logistics.
Green Building Materials and Construction Methods
Learn to implement green building practices into homes, apartments, business complexes and office buildings. Use materials and techniques that promote healthy, durable and environmentally-responsible construction.
Sierra Institute - Now at UC Davis Extension!
The Sierra Institute offers interdisciplinary environmental studies programs to undergaduates from around the country.
Click here to learn about the Sierra Institute.
California Naturalist Program
Earn credit with the UC-created California Naturalist Program, which combines classroom, assigned reading, and field-based exploration of California’s unique ecology. Learn more here.
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Land Use and Natural Resources catalog (Spring 2014) (1.8 MB)
It’s not too late to check out this past summer's Sustainable Design Blog. Peruse observations and photos of sustainability projects throughout Northern Europe from Jeff Loux's summer abroad course in Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe.
UC Davis Extension’s Jeff Loux discusses sustainability following a 2009 visit to Germany with his summer abroad course in this ABC News article.
Earn Professional Credit
Many Environment and Sustainability courses offer professional continuing education credits for professional accreditations including AICP, GBCI, MCLE and REHS. Check the course listings to see if the courses you’re interested are approved. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 757-8878.