Introduction to Green Issues

Ref: C2423120

Climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution…the list seems endless. It can be difficult to keep up with news about the environment, nonetheless truly understand what is occurring. This interactive six-week course is for anyone looking to understand more about the environment and sustainability. This course will cover issues such as human population growth, biodiversity, fossil fuel usage, climate change, pollution and waste, and land use changes, both within the United Kingdom and abroad. Topics will be covered in the context of triple bottom line sustainability, to find solutions to environmental issues that also benefit society and our economy.

Course aim

To introduce students to issues surrounding the environment, the climate crisis, and sustainability.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • describe historical and current patterns in human population growth, urbanization, and land use changes.
  • discuss the impacts of fossil fuel usage on global climate and the environment.
  • outline changes to the atmosphere and soil due to human activities.
  • explain historical and current patterns in biodiversity and mass extinctions.
  • identify how pollution and waste have altered natural and developed environments.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Each session will contain breaks for questions and discussion throughout. Short optional quizzes will be available after each session for students to check their learning.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Introduction to Green Issues

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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