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Community Environmental Council

Course Description

Community Environmental Council's UC Climate Stewards course seeks to foster a committed corps of volunteers ready to effectively engage in transformative local solutions to promote community and ecosystem resilience in a changing climate. The UC Climate Stewards course will introduce you to social-emotional learning and trauma-aware practices, climate change communication, climate science, and community resilience planning. The course will combine communication, engagement, and science curriculum with guest lectures, field trips, and project-based learning to immerse you in the dynamics of your local community.

The course will focus on work being done on the Central Coast to address and alleviate climate impacts, and provide resources and opportunities for becoming part of the movement. Students will become well versed in the Community Environmental Council’s mission for rapid, equitable, local solutions to the climate crisis. This UC Climate Stewards course will guide participants toward making greater community connections, understanding the psychology and science behind climate change and how to effectively communicate the climate crisis.

Dates: September 14 - November 9, 2022

Fees: $225

Delivery Mode: Hybrid

Contact: Kathi King, kking@cecmail.org and Olivia Hernandez Harnish, olivia.hh@cecmail.org 

Course Website & Registration

Organization Description: Since 1970, Community Environmental Council has led the Santa Barbara region — and at times California and the nation — in creative solutions to some of the toughest environmental problems. We are often referred to as a “think-and-do tank” — deeply analyzing a problem and then applying creative, real-world solutions to it.