Course Description

Thank you for taking our free course!

We have not created new material for this course but rather compiled different sources that we feel offer an interesting perspective. We did create the course narrative which explains how the materials we chose are linked and why they are relevant.

Our experience has been that almost everyone has heard about Climate Change but there is still a lot of confusion about what this term means and why people keep talking about green house gasses and changing our behavior. Our focus is assisting small and midsized manufacturers with a switch to clean technology.

Our free course designed to answer the question:

if you are focused on sustainable industrial materials, why do you talk about climate change, agriculture and poverty alleviation?

Even in the industrial ecosystem, these issues are linked. Climate change has been linked to the processes we use to create our industrial materials.

Many raw material inputs are derivatives of natural materials we developed synthetics for. We are going back to nature to find out how to use the original materials or how to make synthetic ones that act the same as natural ones.

In developing countries, 80% to 90% of the working age population is agrarian. Workers need food to be healthy. Climate change is diminishing food supplies. We also cannot afford for environmental degradation to keep spreading beyond urban centers.

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Shifting your process mindset....

Cecilia Wandiga

Senior management consultant focused on the intersection of sustainability and business development. Cecilia has over 20 years of experience advising business owners and executives about how to improve performance. Her public policy and economic analysis skills are combined with certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and ISO 9000 auditor. During her career she has worked with manufacturers, real estate and insurance, banking, municipal government, software development and community development organizations. Her keen understanding of environmental and social issues enables her to help leaders frame their visions and objectives in an actionable manner. She describes her approach as Holistic Business Permaculture Management - developing organizations that do the right things by managing the right things.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Global Warming: Why “Going Green” Matters

    • NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration): Al Powell - On the Impact of Climate Shifts on Ecosystems

    • Why do we say Climate Change is Global Warming?

    • Research the data yourself: what evidence can you find of global warming?

    • If the earth has a fever why are people saying it is getting colder in winter?

    • NASA: The Temperature Puzzle

    • Mapping our Human Impact

    • What's all the fuss about CO2 and Green House Gasses?

    • What do trees have to do with all of this?

    • Why is Global Ectropy offering a free course on Global Warming?

    • What is going on in Africa?

    • What is going on in Latin America?

    • Was this course useful?