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Windfall Ecology Centre
Day One: Take an Environmentally Focused Course
There is a lot happening in the news recently regarding climate change, natural resources, renewable energy, and the need for more environmental sustainability. Taking an environmentally focused course can better educate you on some of these topics, and highlight some of the changes you can take in your everyday life that helps toward reducing pollution and carbon emissions. Taking an environmentally focused course also helps to support the green economy. By increasing the number of individuals that are environmentally educated, the demand for green jobs and funding for environmental programming in the near future will also increase.
Finding the right course for you will depend on your focus interest and availability. Research some environmental organizations in your area and see what sort of education programs they offer that are right for you.
The Kortright Centre for Conservation is a great example of a local environmental and renewable energy education and demonstration centre. They offer several weekend and one day courses throught the year such as:
- Introductory Seminars on Green Energy and Green Homes
Windfall Centre's REpower Ontario course is another local environmental education program. It is a two week in-class course that will soon also be offered by distance education. REpower's main focus areas are:
- Renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water conservation education
Ryerson Univeristy offers a post-graduate Certificate in Sustainability. This program is geared towards recent graduates in a related field, as well as mid-career professionals who want to better understand and apply principles of sustainability in their own organization.
Students must complete six single-term courses with a 2.0 grade point average within six years from the time they were first admitted into the program to receive their Certificate in Sustainability.