Conservation & Environmental Sustainability
Why study Conservation & Environmental Sustainability?
The 21st century faces unprecedented environmental changes, from climate change and urbanization to deforestation and biodiversity loss. As Earth’s ecosystems are disrupted, we face the loss of ecosystem services: the benefits humans receive from healthy ecosystems (e.g. clean drinking water, crop pollination, recreational spaces). Confronting today’s environmental challenges requires cooperation and commitment from all sectors of society. The Executive Education Program in Conservation & Environmental Sustainability provides students of all fields with a thorough background in the science, policy, and practical tools needed to become sound decision makers and effective environmental leaders. The Program also analyzes the complexity of environmental issues and examines the ecological, economic, and political systems within which environmentally sustainable solutions can be implemented.
Executive Education Program Fall 2016 Calendar (PDF) *NEW*
Fall 2016 Conservation & Environmental Sustainability Courses
Module 1: September – October
- Environmental Economics (Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4)
Module 2: October – November
- Introduction to Ecology (Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 15)
- Systems Thinking to Facilitate a Regenerative Economy (Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10)
Module 3: November – December
- Diversity and Conservation (Nov. 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22)
- Ecology of Emerging Diseases (Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 12, 19–meets four times for 2.5 hours)
- Sustainable Agriculture (Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20)