University of Illinois Offering Free Online Sustainability Course

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"Sustainability: A Global Introduction" will start on August 27th, 2012 and run for eight weeks. 

This free online course will examine questions such as:

  • What are the biggest threats-is it loss of biodiversity, climate change, or population growth?
  • Is "peak oil" real, and can renewable sources bridge the energy gap?
  • Where are we headed-do demographics , economics, science and policy point towards a prosperous future?

This course is the first ever "MOOC" (Massive Open Online Course) on sustainability, and is being supported by the School of Earth, Society and Environment, the Office of Online and Continuing Education, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and by the University of Illinois.

Taught by: Dr. Jonathan Tomkin, Associate Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment ath the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

To sign up, email with "open online course" in the subject line. Your email address will be used once, and only to tell you how to enroll.