About the Course:
This course will give an introduction to energy topics and explore the social, environmental and economic consequences of our carbon-based economy. We depend on energy to fuel our cars and airplanes, grow and transport our food, light our cities, warm our homes, cook our food, and power our machinery, appliances, and electronics. As we continue to deplete our energy sources (and pollute our air and water in the process), the challenge to satisfy our need for energy continues to mount. How will our generation respond?
We will use guest speakers, article presentations, fun projects, involved debates, and films to explore the energy cycle - tracing its origins, distribution, consumption, and waste. We’ll also calculate our personal carbon footprint as well as learn about the many opportunities available to become more energy efficient.
This course is facilitated by Green Campus Program interns. The Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Program is a student-led initiative that educates the campus community on energy efficiency, achieves energy savings, and encourages the next generation of energy efficiency professionals.
How to Enroll:
The first day of class will be Thursday, September 1st.
The enrollment procedure will be as follows: The class capacity is 30 students. If 30 or less students show up on the first day, we will hand out CCN’s on that day. If more than 30 students show up, we will ask you to write a couple sentences explaining why you would like to join the DeCal. We will choose students based on their explanations and e-mail out CCNs. It is rare that we have more than the class capacity show up on the first day so we are hopeful that we can give our CCNs on the first day.
Course Contact: maiakapur AT berkeley.edu, morwennar AT gmail.com, feliciatan5 AT gmail.com
Faculty Sponsor: Richard Norgaard
Time & Location:
|Energy DeCal||Charles Dhong||30||3107 Etcheverry||Th 3:30p-5p||9/01||full||—|
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