UC Irvine Extension Launches New Certificate Program In Sustainable Solutions And Practices

Program Integrates Best Practices in Sustainability and Business Strategies

Aug 14, 2013, 13:06 ET from UC Irvine

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, Irvine Extension is offering a brand new Certificate Program in Sustainable Solutions and Practices. The new program is in response to increasing demand for professionals with experience in community and global sustainability issues. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the program will teach students to combine the elements of sustainable development, sociological awareness and environmentalism with business management, leadership and reporting strategies. This program is intended for those employed in the sustainability field, managers, directors, analysts, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, designers, business owners, consultants and all those interested in sustainability for future generations.

"Modern sustainability reaches far beyond going green," said Angela Jeantet, director of Education and Business Programs at UC Irvine Extension. "Many businesses are now realizing it's a constantly evolving field with so many facets in today's society, and there is a need for professionals who understand the many intricacies. The new Sustainable Solutions and Practices Certificate Program will answer that need with graduates who are well versed in a variety of sustainability topics, from a real-world, business-applicable standpoint."

This upcoming fall, Macro-Sustainability: Global Awareness will be offered as an online course starting Sept. 23 and ending Dec.15. This newly crafted course will focus on global and national sustainability challenges and discuss the interrelated drivers, principles and practices that can lead to a more sustainable world. Participants will better understand the root causes of issues such as environmental degradation, climate change, pollution and waste, increasing resource consumption and short-sighted economic and political policies.

Course instructor David Lloyd, M.S.E.E., is a chief engineer in advanced technology and business development at Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. He has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and management and currently holds nine patents. His nonprofit and community work focuses on environmental stewardship and education.

For additional information or to register for the course, please visit https://unex.uci.edu/areas/sustainability/solutions/courses.aspx or call (949) 824-5414.

About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine. Through thousands of courses and programs offered on campus, online and on-site, UC Irvine Extension helps adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals —and celebrates 50 years of providing universally accessible, university-level learning to local, regional and global communities. Learn more at www.extension.uci.edu, or join us on Facebook at facebook.com/uciextension.

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