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Plastics: Impacts and Action

April 1 , 8:00 am April 28 , 5:00 pm EDT

This course explores our social and environmental relationships with plastics and uses plastics to help understand the complex dynamic systems shaping our planet and our lives. During the course we will use critical and systems thinking while learning about everything from the plastic lifecycle, to plastic’s social and environmental impacts, to NGO and government plastics policies. You will apply your knowledge by designing and implementing a locally-relevant action targeting plastic pollution. Such projects may include working for policy changes at schools or workplaces, art projects, reuse initiatives, and so much more! This is a unique opportunity to be part of an online learning community taking action against plastic pollution.

Quick facts:

  • 4-week Global Online Course
  • April 1 – April 28, 2024
  • 25 professional development hours
  • For school teachers, educators, university students, education leaders, and volunteers
  • Learn from Cornell University instructors, guest speakers, and participants from around the world 
  • Optional live webinars with experts
  • Receive a Cornell University certificate
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