GreenLight Sustainability Master Classes
Take your sustainability knowledge and practice to the next level with one of GreenLight’s online sustainability master classes.
Many of us strive to live as sustainable as possible, working within the limits of our own knowledge and resources. To extend your ability to make an impact, GreenLight – a social enterprise of Geelong Sustainability – has designed a set of focused and intensive programs delivered online by respected sustainability experts.
The programs are specifically designed for an intensive, interactive adult learning environment – delivering highly practical skills and knowledge that can be put into action immediately.
In the first round, you will be able to learn more about:
- Climate Science Facts and Fundamentals
- Climate Drawdown and Moving Beyond Net Zero Emissions
- Creating a Sustainable Economic Model for the 21st Century
- Taking Personal and Community Action on Climate Change
- The Carbon Cycle, Sequestration and Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
- Creating Energy Efficient Homes and Buildings
- Addressing Wasteful Consumption in the 21st Century
- Regenerative Agriculture and Natural Sequence Farming
- Putting Renewable Energy Into Action
- Implementing Sustainable Transport Solutions
Each Master Class is delivered in four 2-hour online sessions via video conference – with one session delivered each week over four consecutive weeks; 8 hours of tuition in total.
This format ensures participants have time to reflect, consolidate and implement key learning throughout the program – making contact with other participants and the teacher remotely as required.
The online Master Classes are strictly limited to a maximum of 12 participants.
GreenLight’s Masterclasses will be run regularly based on demand.
The fee for each Master Class is $495 per person (including 4 x 2 hour sessions), and your second (and any subsequent) Master Class will be reduced by 20% to $396 per person.
→ Register your interest now
You are encouraged to register your intention to enroll in the Master Class programs already now, and GreenLight will then be in contact with you to confirm delivery dates, times and payment details.
Master Class Session Outline
Climate Drawdown and Moving Beyond Net Zero Emissions
Session 1: Project Drawdown – solving climate change with technologies we have today
Session 2: Top ten solutions reviewed in detail
Session 3: Solutions of special interest reviewed in detail
Session 4: Your personal and community climate action plan
Creating Energy Efficient Homes and Buildings
Facilitator: Tim Adams – 40 years’ experience as a building designer, Accredited Energy Rater, Fellow and Past President of the Building Design Association of Victoria (BDAV) where he initiated the BDAV 10 Star Challenge.
Session 1: Understanding building fabric design efficiency
Session 2: Understanding building appliance energy efficiency
Session 3: Planning and regulatory considerations
Session 4: Developing your energy efficient home action plan
Taking Personal and Community Action on Climate Change
Session 1: Understanding personal and community orientations towards Climate Change
Session 2: Thinking and planning for actions that will have a lasting impact
Session 3: Activating your personal climate action plan
Session 4: Activating your community climate action plan
Putting Renewable Energy Into Action
Facilitator: Dan Cowdell – Electrical Engineer, Community Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) pioneer, energy Democracy advocate, and renewable energy innovator
Session 1: Renewable energy technologies now and in future
Session 2: Developing a business case for renewable energy project
Session 3: Planning and regulatory consideration
Session 4: Optimising your system specification and design
Addressing Wasteful Consumption in the 21st Century
Session 1: Stuff – a short history of material consumption, our trajectory and impact
Session 2: Ethical consumption and becoming a true materialist
Session 3: Developing and implementing your personal consumption action plan
Session 4: Developing and implementing a community consumption action plan
Climate Science Facts and Fundamentals
Session 1: A plain English guide to the science and impacts of climate change
Session 2: Scenario analysis considering different policy and practical actions
Session 3: Defending the facts, and consideration of alternative views
Session 4: How to engage constructively with others on the topic of climate change
Creating a Sustainable Economic Model for the 21st Century
Session 1: Economics, capitalism, and our learning from the past 200 years
Session 2: Emerging models of economic thinking, and a new breed of capitalism
Session 3: Beyond GDP and the rise of alternative measures of wealth
Session 4: Where to from here? Emerging scenarios for your action and influence
Implementing Sustainable Transport Solutions
Session 1: Understanding transport systems, technologies and impacts
Session 2: Transport challenges and opportunities assessment
Session 3: Developing and implementing your own sustainable transport action plan
Session 4: Developing and implementing a sustainable community transport action plan
The Carbon Cycle, Sequestration, and Reducing Your Footprint
Session 1: Understanding the carbon cycle and your personal impact
Session 2: The role of agriculture and food in the carbon cycle
Session 3: Strategies and techniques for carbon sequestration
Session 4: Your personal and community action plan to drawdown carbon
Regenerative Agriculture and Natural Sequence Farming
Session 1: Agriculture and its power to create or destroy our planet’s natural systems
Session 2: The carbon cycle, soil health and their impacts on agricultural productivity
Session 3: Regenerative Agriculture and Natural Sequence Farming theory and practice
Session 4: Developing and implementing your own regenerative agriculture action plan
Register your interest now – and GreenLight will be in contact with you to confirm delivery dates, times and payment details.