Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.40
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
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Brandeis University
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.05 / 7.00 Lea Lupkin
Interim Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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BOLLI (Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), currently offers about 40 courses each semester to Waltham community members. These courses are proposed and implemented by community members, so the subjects taught depend entirely upon what members are interested in and willing to teach.

Since Fall of 2011 there have been 191 courses offered with 5 of them related to sustainability. These courses are: A Science Sampler, Economics and the Government, Native Plates for the Gardener and the Rambler, Ecology of Ecosystems: Why does it matter?, and Our place in the Universe.

Since BOLLI’s founding in 2000, they have offered additional courses related to or focused on sustainability. Those courses are: Water and the Politics of Water, The Coming Energy Crisis, Toward Developing Energy Independence, Global Warming and Climate Change. These courses are not included in the above figure, however, since they a pre-Fall 2011.

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