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How to Reverse Global Warming Right Here and Now (OLLI_Online)

Course number : SI103   
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In this course, we will look in-depth at what each of us can do to reverse global warming, increase our resilience to climate impacts and pandemics, improve our local environment, save money and stay safe. We will explore the positive and negative environmental impacts of the pandemic and how we can sustain and build on the positive. We will use the book Drawdown by Paul Hawken for our class, along with several others to explore solutions. Each session will include a field trip to a nearby location to see what we have talked about in class. Highlights of each trip will be available on the course website. We will answer questions by email or during the next lecture and count on student involvement and interaction.

Wednesdays: 9 am-12 pm (Note: Actual class time 9-10:20 am; Extended time includes optional field trips.)

Note: Field trips dates, locations, and arrival times will be posted online at; click on Course Materials.  Trips will be limited to eight people; participants can sign up a week in advance. We will observe social distancing guidelines and masks are mandatory for any in-person involvement. Participants will be responsible for any admission fees which are usually discounted by our tour hosts. (Field trips are tentative and subject to change).

Students will need to have the following in order to participate in this class:

  • Laptop or Desktop Computer with both audio and video capabilities or external webcam and speaker

  • Access to Zoom Video platform

Class Details

8 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Off Campus - Online

Jack Merriman 



Member Cost:


Registration Closes On
Monday, September 28, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/30/2020 - 11/18/2020 Weekly - Wed 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM Off Campus, Off Campus - Online  Map Jack Merriman