Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Denise DeLuca
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $50.00

Nature offers boundless inspiration for sustainable design, but how do we access the wealth of biological information available and apply it effectively to design? This course provides an introduction to biomimicry, a discipline that emulates nature's best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human design challenges sustainably. Each week is composed of three lessons that follows these main themes: Biomimicry Basics, Observing Nature, and Biomimic’s Design Studio. A typical lesson includes an introduction to the topic, readings, and an (ungraded) assignment.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7July 11OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Amy Dritz, Instructor: Craig Johnson
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $328.00

Bring your small business or organization up to speed, sustainably speaking. This course will help students develop confidence in making decisions and setting goals around sustainability for businesses or organizations. Participants will learn to think in life-cycles of a product or business; better understand the community and customer’s needs through empathy; compare certifications and claims to avoid greenwashing practices; and better communicate their efforts around sustainability as a business. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 16August 4Wednesday6:30–8:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Fall 2021
Price: $1,260.00

We are transitioning from the age of design for the part to the age of design for the whole. Systems thinking, languages of design, and product life cycles are integrated and they form the solid foundation for innovative products. This course provides students with the tools required to succeed in today's dynamic market and a world of uncertainty. Actionable theory is absorbed through market­-specific projects. / Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies.

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August 23December 10OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Fall 2021
Price: $1,260.00

In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course covers core biological principles, astounds students with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provides numerous case studies of innovative designs inspired by natural models. Overall, this course provides powerful metaphors and methods for looking to nature as model, mentor, and measure in our designs. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 23December 10OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Fall 2021
Price: $1,260.00

In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course covers core biological principles, astounds students with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provides numerous case studies of innovative designs inspired by natural models. Overall, this course provides powerful metaphors and methods for looking to nature as model, mentor, and measure in our designs. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 23December 10OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

In this foundational course students are introduced to hands-on and holistic approaches to sustainability. This course covers current sustainability frameworks, principles, and materials assessments, as well as the history and logic behind them, providing students with useful research tools to apply to the ever-changing demands of sustainable design, business, development, and policy-making. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

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January 19May 12OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Anita Nowak
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

Economic, environmental, and ethical crises present leaders with new and complex challenges. Effective, resilient, and agile leaders employ a diversity of skills, experience, and resources to respond to humanity's greatest challenges with creative, innovative, and humane solutions. Students build their capacities to become creative leaders and to work constructively as part of dynamic and collaborative teams through the integration of an ecological perspective for their work, organizations, communities, and the planet. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

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January 19May 12OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Holly Robbins
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $225.00

The demand for skilled sustainability practitioners has grown exponentially in the past three decades. As businesses, nonprofits, and governments worldwide have adopted sustainability-focused practices, the need for professionals with the expertise to guide them has never been greater.

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April 5May 12OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Deann Garcia
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

This final 5-week course of the Fundamentals of Sustainable design series will dive deep into politics and governance in relation to sustainable change. Students will learn about and discuss organizational change as it relates to sustainability; how to effectively communicate regarding sustainability issues; explore ideas that reach beyond sustainability to thrivability; and finish things off by learning about various methods of engaging and implementing change. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 5May 12OnlineOnline