Our Going Green course will teach students simple, budget-friendly ways to help them and their families live a healthier, more planet-friendly lifestyle. With step-by-step instruction, our students will access uncomplicated solutions to help them conserve, reduce, reuse, and recycle, and, thus, minimize impact on the planet. They will discover that even small changes make a difference and that going green is good for our health, the planet, and even our budgets.
Going Green Module 1
What does it mean to be green?
Green is not only healthy, inspiring, and possible. It is also necessary. In this module you will learn why you should go green and the simplest changes you can make right now.
Waste and Recycling
Reuse Existing Resources
Going Green Module 2
Greening Your Consumption
Consume smarter. In this section, you will take steps to green your home, your energy and your appetite.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Becoming Water Conscious
Energy Offsetting and Auditing
Organic: Safe, Local, Clean
Going Green Module 3
Greening Your Look
This section will teach you how to green your appearance, not just through your clothes, hygiene, and/or beauty regiment, but also the ever-stressful appearance of your yard. Your neighbors can’t compete!
Sustainable Yards and Gardens
Green Pest Management and Weed Control
Organic Clothing and Green Fabrics
Green Personal Care Products
Going Green Module 4
Next Level: Greening Your Travel, Others, and Extreme Lifestyle Choices
In this last section, you will learn how to make smarter, more environmentally friendly choices regarding local and non-local travel, as well as make better choices for those around you. If your passion to go green extends beyond the simple steps of previous chapters, this module will help you go above and beyond green consumption.
Carbon Emissions, Oil Supply, and Driving Smarter
Alternative Modes of Transportation
Slow Travel, Ecotourism, and Green Business
Green Kids From Birth
Green Homes and Communities
There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.
This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.
Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website)
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
Google Chrome is highly recommended
Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)