Applying Environmental Leadership To The Global Climate Crisis

Course Description

This course combines concepts in environmental studies and leadership, with a mission to develop socially responsible leaders who can contribute to global efforts to slow the impacts of climate change.

Socially responsible leadership is a lifelong pursuit that requires ongoing learning and reflection. During this course, you will identify a pressing issue that you are passionate about and, with support from faculty and peers, will create an Action Plan to apply your new leadership knowledge to this issue in your home community.

We encourage you to think about potential Action Plan topics before you come to this course, but most develop ideas during the program with help of peers and in-class activities. For example, past students have established community gardens, written a grant to install solar panels, and coordinated an e-waste collection.

During this course, you will learn to:

  1. Identify and strengthen leadership qualities that may lead to improved collaboration and problem solving.
  2. Clearly communicate concepts in environmental studies and/or environmental justice to a variety of stakeholders or individuals.
  3. Acknowledge, understand, and gain tools to process the large spectrum of impacts caused by global climate change.
  4. Develop effective, feasible, and impactful Action Plan projects that use lessons from this course to create positive change in their local communities.


No specific prior experience or knowledge is required.


One Section Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.

Dates: June 27, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Duration: 4 Weeks
Meeting Times: Online - Mostly Asynchronous
Status: Closed
Format: Online
Instructor(s): Samantha Lash
Course Number: 10340