Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.71
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola Marymount University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.86 / 5.00 Jessica Hernandez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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1) Ayurveda for Personal and Community Empowerment
The holistic system of Ayurveda is an energetic methodology for understanding and cultivating relationships. The relationships we have with ourselves, with others, with our communities, and with the planet.
Ayurveda is one of the traditional systems of medicine native to India. It has its basis in Samkhya philosophy and has a rich textual tradition spanning centuries across different regions and lineages. Many of the practices found in Ayurveda are home remedies that can be used anywhere and are inexpensive and effective. This allows us to integrate these self-care and community-care techniques in everyday life.

In this workshop, we will focus on these aspects of relationship for activists and change-makers in community. We will address how Ayurveda helps us to cultivate a more empowered and compassionate relationship with ourselves; how we can work with others more effectively; how Ayurvedic teachings can be a vehicle for uplifting communities and spearheading positive social change; and how the teachings of Ayurveda offer a framework for greater ecological understanding

2) Certified Green Supply Chain Professional
The supply chain is at the heart of operations for most businesses. Prepare yourself for a challenging and rewarding career in the green supply-chain management field or gain the edge to move forward in your career with this convenient online training program.
This professional certification program will help you learn the essentials of green product standards and labeling as well as how to develop sustainability supplier programs, implement sustainable business practices, apply lean and green manufacturing strategies, and integrate these practices across the extended supply chain.

3) Solar Power Professional
Get the renewable energy training you need as you learn the basics of solar systems, their benefits, and their many applications. Examine the history of photovoltaic solar power, and gain a sense for where the PV industry is headed. We'll start with basic safety, including how to avoid potential accidents and how to create a safe work environment as well as the use of protective equipment. You'll master the fundamentals of electricity and solar energy, including how to calculate simple circuit values and predict solar position using solar path diagrams. Upon completion of this program, you'll have a thorough understanding of PV applications, working safety as it pertains to this field, basic electricity, and PV module fundamentals.

4) Senior Certified Sustainability Professional
Are you prepared for an exciting career as a leader in the green-collar economy? After completing this premier certification program, you'll establish yourself as a sustainable business professional. You'll be ready to take responsibility for coordinating an enterprise's sustainability strategy across multiple functional areas, including sales, marketing, communications, new product development, global supply chain, operations, and corporate social responsibility.
You'll start by learning the basics of green purchasing. Next you'll cover corporate social responsibility, and carbon strategies. You'll also explore environmental accounting, green transportation, and sustainability consulting.

5) Urban Ecology

An analysis of the dynamic and integrated nature of urbanized landscapes. Using active inquiry and the original literature, the course will engage the current theories and practice of the research being conducted on the patterns and process of urban ecosystems-ranging from biodiversity and trophic dynamics, to public health and environmental justice.

6) Wind Energy Professional

In this program, you’ll learn the basics of wind energy principles, including wind technology, wind energy anatomy, wind farm design, wind business, and characteristics of energy sources. This program covers the fundamentals of hydraulics and the basic theory and practice of electrical circuits, including calculations as applied to alternating and direct currents.

7) Yoga, Ecology, and the Environment

The path to living in harmony with Earth begins not with fixing the environment, but with fixing ourselves – specifically our perceptions about Earth. Our environmental and social problems (e.g., climate change, species extinction, environmentally-linked cancers, genocide, deforestation) are rooted in separation between ourselves and the environment. We need to see everything: Earth, Cosmos, Sun, Worm, Bee, as well as each other with “new eyes”. This workshop will explore how we can connect modern ecology and environmental activism with the teachings of yoga in a way that inspires contemplation and action.

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