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University of Michigan

Earth Day at 50 Teach-Out

University of Michigan via FutureLearn

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Explore the past, present, and future of sustainability this Earth Day 2020

April 22 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day. Earth Day is celebrated around the world and brings together individuals to protest and open up the conversation around sustainability.

On this Teach-Out, you’ll learn how the actions of University of Michigan students from the Environmental Action for Survival (ENACT) group started Earth Day as we know it.

50 years on, you’re invited to explore how sustainability spans generations, experiences, and industries.

You’ll discover sustainable and climate change action taking place around the world, and be inspired by stories of environmental justice.

You’ll learn with an expert team of guest educators from Michigan University, including:

  • Matt Lassiter, Professor of History & Urban and Regional Planning
  • David Allen, Art Hanson, Elizabeth Kingwell, and George Coling - Members of Environmental Action for Survival (ENACT)
  • Neda Masoud, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Jonathan Overpeck, Dean, School for Environment and Sustainability
  • Michaela Zint, Professor and Associate Dean, School for Environment and Sustainability
  • Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, Carillonist & Carillon Instructor

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the beginnings and history of Earth Day in 1970 and anyone who wants to learn more about the future of sustainability.

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