What can we do about climate breakdown?
What you'll learn
- What action students can take to reduce their impact on the climate
- Why individual action to overcome the challenge of climate change is not enough
- How to reduce the climate impacts associated with travel; food; housing; consumption; waste; and how gardening can help
- There are no prerequisites for studying this course.
- But, it would be helpful if you had studied our first course, "What do we mean by climate breakdown?"
This leads on from our first course, "What do we mean by Climate Breakdown?". This course - “What can we do about Climate Breakdown?” - provides a reminder about the causes of climate breakdown and what it means but goes on to explain why we need to take action in our homes and in our everyday lives. Climate breakdown is one of the defining issues of our time and if we do not take action to avoid the consequences, the outcome for our ability to survive on the planet is in question. Through our work in environmental education over the past 20 years, we have realised that few people know much about this subject and that there is a lack of awareness about the urgency of the situation. We need to take action now and this course explains what action is required. We also highlight that the action we can take individually has to be matched by the businesses and organisations we interact with and by relevant changes in government policy.
By the end of the course you will understand how we, as individuals, can make a difference to the serious issue of climate breakdown but that everyone needs to act! We have all contributed to this problem and now need to take steps to resolve it.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to take some action over climate breakdown but doesn't know where to start
- Anyone whose children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews are talking about climate breakdown and who doesn’t know enough about it or what to do
- Someone going for a new job where this information about action to take over climate breakdown could be that extra point on their CV or which provides something to talk about at interview
- Anyone who has read about climate breakdown but who would like to understand what actions they can take to reduce their impact
Richard is an environmental educator who wants to make sure everyone has access to the information they need to help them understand the scale of the environmental challenges we face.
He is currently working on a suite of courses covering the basics of climate breakdown using his extensive knowledge of the topic built up over many years. Richard has developed environmental management courses for business and has delivered these and other courses to many delegates over the last 5 years. In addition, he is an Associate Lecturer with The Open University in the UK where he has worked for 15 years; and he is an examiner for environmental certificate and diploma courses with NEBOSH, a UK-based, international examination board delivering vocational qualifications in subjects including environmental practice and management.