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Environment & Sustainability Courses

In our constantly changing global landscape, individuals and organizations must keep pace with ever-evolving technologies, mandates, and skills to address environmental challenges and advance economic and sustainability goals. UC San Diego Extension offers professional certificates and courses to prepare students for leadership roles and other activities in business, public service, compliance, community engagement, and environmental management.

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Annual CEQA Update
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August 4
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is the State’s preeminent environmental protection statute. Compliance with the law has never been more important to the success of planning and development projects. This one day seminar will cover critical changes to CEQA and tit's guidelines, legislative updates, and review of recent court decisions.
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Sustainability & Behavior Change Certificate
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Explore the psychological factors that lead people to engage in sustainable behavior and gain a clear understanding of the strategies that work (and those that don’t) to motivate people towards behavioral change.
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Clean Energy - Clean Tech
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Explore cutting-edge renewable energy strategies, clean technologies, and effective energy management for our homes and businesses. Learn about the diverse sub-categories of the clean technology industry and their different market-stage development and market opportunities.
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Building Systems & Technology
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Facility managers need a good understanding of building components and systems to maintain and manage them well. Review the function of primary building components and systems, including the structure, building envelope, mechanical and electrical systems and fire life safety systems.
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Sustainable Business Practices Certificate
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Gain an overview of environmental sustainability concepts and how to apply them in a business context. Learn to steer an organization in the direction of sustainable practices to complement specific business model and goals.
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Changing Behavior for a Sustainable Future
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September 21
This one-day course provides a comprehensive overview for how practitioners can incorporate the science of behavior change into the design of projects and programs to protect ocean and coastal resources and ecosystems. Receive instruction in conservation psychology and behavior change strategies that can strengthen community programs.
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