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.
The Business of Sustainability
Making the business case is a key piece for advancing a sustainability initiative in any type of organization, and knowing how to develop the financial rationale for the business case is a key component of gaining support for the initiative. This course will examine and apply the tools, models and approaches that students can use to develop the business and financial rationale for a sustainability initiative.
Practical Applications for Green Roofs and Rainwater Harvesting
Gain a thorough understanding of the principles and practices for rainwater capture and green roofs elements of sustainable design, including system planning, design, products and tools needed for small and large scale projects. This course includes in-depth and interactive presentations on the what, why and how of green roofs and rainwater harvesting, ranging from large-scale commercial applications all the way down to do-it-yourself solutions for your own home and garden.
Sierra Institute - Now at UC Davis Extension!
The Sierra Institute offers interdisciplinary environmental studies programs to undergaduates from around the country.
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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 email@example.com or call (530) 757-8878.