Course Offerings

After hosting a successful series of courses on Biodiversity and Symbiosis with staff scientist and restoration ecologist Jim Laurie, we at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate have recognized the need for a larger curriculum on ecosystem restoration, nature-based solutions to climate change, and the transformations required for our civilization to navigate the challenges ahead of us.

This Fall, we are offering the following courses to expand people’s perspective on our environmental crisis, promising climate solutions, and their implementation:

An Introduction to Ecological Economics with Fred Jennings

Beginning Thursday, October 14, 2021, the course meets for two hours each week for 8 weeks.

Fred Jennings, our Ecological Economist, will lead students into an exploration of the ecological foundations for economics and the economic mechanisms that can support healthy ecological function.

Biodiversity 5: Cooling the Climate by Mastering the Carbon Cycle with Jim Laurie

Beginning Wednesday, October 6, 2021, the course meets for two hours each week for 12 weeks.

In this fifth course in the Biodiversity and Symbiosis series, Jim Laurie and the team of budding planetary restorers will take on the challenge of maximizing photosynthesis in forests, grasslands, and oceans. We will explore how this powerful process can rebalance the carbon cycle and work to cool the climate.