Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.40
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Weber State University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 5.00 Bonnie Christiansen
Academic Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Practices and Research Center
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
120

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
17

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
14.17

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

Summer Beekeeping – strengthen your hives and queen bees by learning more about summer beekeeping concerns like pests and diseases. Prepare for your late-summer honey harvest by studying up on equipment, processes and techniques for marketing your honey.

Growing, Using & Preserving Fresh Herbs - learn to select, grow, preserve and use fresh herbs that grow well right here in Utah, and enjoy their aroma, beauty, taste and nutrients.

Summer Gardening: Prep & Preservation - create a beautiful and productive fall garden by learning what to plant, when to plant, how to improve your soil, how to conserve water naturally and how to fight insect damage.

Design Your Own Backyard Paradise – turn your backyard into a beautiful paradise. Show pictures of your existing landscape, and get ideas for how to update your landscape plan. Learn about basic design, drawing to scale, landscape software options and plant types.

Organic Gardening & Permaculture - learn how to start an organic garden in your own backyard, and begin growing your own greens. Explore the basics, such as how to compost, prepare the soil and choose the right plants.

Advanced Beekeeping - delve into important fundamentals and advanced tactics to help your colonies survive and thrive. Topics include preparation for winter, disease and pest recognition and treatments, re-queening, increasing honey production and more.

Fall Gardening: Prep & Preservation - create a beautiful and productive fall garden by learning what to plant, when to plant, how to improve your soil, how to conserve water naturally and how to fight insect damage.

Residential Solar: What's Right for Me? - residential solar can be an excellent investment, so come learn what makes these projects tick. We will cover solar panel physics, how utility rates work, what the economics look like and what to consider during a self-install or hiring a contractor. At the end of this class, you will be able to make an informed decision about solar for your home.

Beginning Beekeeping - learn about different bee species and the essentials of beekeeping, including equipment management, buying bees, getting them settled, feeding your bees, hive inspection and more.

Spring Gardening: Prep & Preservation - class two of the certificate series. Create a beautiful and productive fall garden by learning what to plant, when to plant, how to improve your soil, how to conserve water naturally and how to fight insect damage.


Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
No

A brief description of the certificate program(s):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Courses for EN 12 were determined by looking at all sections of courses offered through the Community Education program, counting the total sections offered, and then the total sustainability-focused/and inclusive courses. All the sustainability-focused and inclusive courses are outlined on the Couse Inventory.

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