The first Earth Day took place in the US in 1970, with the mission to highlight the importance of clean air and clean water. World leaders and organisations have since used Earth Day to raise awareness and encourage action against climate change.
In 2021, the climate crisis remains a significant threat, but education and innovation will help us overcome its challenges. This Earth Day, join us in learning more about the planet we live on and how we can reduce the global impact of climate change.
The University of Leeds has developed 2 standalone online courses and a 5-course collection tackling crucial environmental issues facing the world today. Hosted on FutureLearn, our courses are suitable for a range of age groups and abilities, supporting anyone to learn more about the environment and environmental policies.
Read on to discover free, online courses on climate change and the environment.
Climate Change and Resilience in Food Systems
Discover strategies for mitigating the impact of climate change and building resilience in agriculture and food systems. This course is for anyone interested in the effects of climate change and sustainability in food production.
Enrol today on FutureLearn: Climate Change and Resilience in Food Systems
Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
This course is particularly useful for students at high school who want to study ecology, conservation biology or zoology at university level. Participants will learn about the work of ecologists and conservation biologists, understand how ecosystems work, and explore how technological innovations can improve our knowledge of problems such as the bee decline.
Enrol today on FutureLearn: Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
With the Environmental Challenges online course collection, participants will discover the process behind developing environmental management policies, and the various challenges faced by policymakers.
You can choose whether to enrol on a single course or tackle the entire collection:
- Environmental Challenges: Justice in Natural Resource
- Environmental Challenges: Rights and Values in Ecosystem Services
- Environmental Challenges: Hierarchy in Property Rights
- Environmental Challenges: Human Impact in the Natural Environment
- Environmental Challenges: Scarcity and Conflict in the Natural Environment
All the courses mentioned are available to join for free and can be accessed on a desktop, mobile or tablet.
Read the Sustainability Strategy at the University of Leeds.