Inspiration: 5 inspiring sustainability courses to take online for free

By providing free access to anyone with an Internet connection, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) facilitate the dissemination of knowledge to unprecedented numbers of people. Credit: Thought Catalog

Loving the last few weeks of summer? Getting your kids ready to go back to school? Thoughts of fall always bring back a yearning for learning? We’re incredibly fortunate to have so much knowledge at our fingertips, and much of it is free. Increase your knowledge, impact, or skills by taking a free online course, known as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change (Johns Hopkins University)
Moms Demand Action volunteers use this course as part of their training 

Sustainable Fashion (Copenhagen Business School)
Understand the challenges brands face when they try to transition into sustainable business models and be inspired by examples from the fashion industry 

Anti-Racism (University of Colorado)
Learn to distinguish between being not racist and being anti-racist, how to talk about race and racism, and why phrases like “All Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter” are racist

Gender and Intersectionality (University of Iceland)
Understand how gender is prescribed in literature, music, art, and public discourse, and how to see gender as a spectrum rather than a monolith

Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact (SDG Academy)
Learn the basic scientific principles behind climate change and global warming, to solve the broader environmental, societal and economic changes that climate change brings

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