Full course description

Course Date:

Started Oct 9, 2017

Duration:

Ongoing

Commitment:

2 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

None

Description

We live in a time of tremendous political, environmental, and economic upheaval.

What should we do?

"Think Resilience: Preparing for the Rest of the 21st Century" is a short self-directed course offered by Post Carbon Institute to help you get started on doing something. It consists of 22 video lectures and supplementary reading/viewing, about four hours total. The videos are hosted by Richard Heinberg, one of the world's foremost experts on the urgency and challenges of transitioning society away from fossil fuels.

Objectives

By the end of the course you'll have a good start on two important skills:

  • How to make sense of the complex challenges society now faces. What are the underlying, systemic forces at play? What brought us to this place? Acting without this understanding is like putting a band-aid on a life-threatening injury.
  • How to build community resilience. While we must also act in our individual lives and as national and global citizens, building the resilience of our communities is an essential response to the 21st century's multiple sustainability crises.

Target Audience: The course is suitable for adult students at any level and from any background. Advanced high school students will also find it valuable.


Course is offered by the Post Carbon Institute.

Course Instructors

Daniel Lerch

Daniel Lerch

Instructor

Daniel Lerch is Resilience Ed Program Manager and Publications Director of Post Carbon Institute, serving as lead editor and manager of the Institute’s books and reports on energy resource constraints and community resilience. He is the author of 'Post Carbon Cities' (2007)—the first major local government guidebook on the end of cheap oil—and was the founding chair of the Sustainable Communities Division of the American Planning Association and a founding co-director of The City Repair Project.