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Understanding Sustainability Management



(1-Day Online Program)

Course Code: ER0113WA21

2010-2012 Recycling Catalog
Date & Time

Last Held: December 15, 2020
8:30am - 3:45pm EST (Log-in time: 8:00-8:15am EST)


Next offering TBD

Description

This online program has been designed to help individuals better understand how economic activity – and the programmatic decisions it drives – may impact the health of the environment and society. The course will examine how and why natural resources are often undervalued or ignored completely by traditional accounting practices and economic data. It also will discuss why natural assets, such as clean air and water, tend to be abused precisely because they are the "common property" of society at large.

Specific topics will include:

  • What is sustainability—and why should we care?
  • Why people, communities, and nations overwhelm natural resources
  • Global climate change—real numbers and predicted costs
  • Industrial ecology—how does it fit in?
  • Systems analysis and process improvement—evaluating what YOU do
Meet Your Instructors
Gray Russell, instructor for Understanding Sustainability Management

Gray Russell

Gray Russell is the Sustainability Officer for Montclair Township. He runs the township's Office of Environmental Affairs under direction of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Mission of this office is to: implement cost-saving energy reduction and waste prevention measures for the Township; provide information on environmental stewardship, public wellness, and economic responsibility to residents, schools, local businesses, and the municipal operations; and, as the liaison between the municipality and the Montclair Environmental Commission, to help create policies that protect our natural environment, the health and safety of residents, and the resilience of Montclair now and in the future.

   
Dr. Anthony Broccoli, instructor for Understanding Sustainability Management

Dr. Anthony Broccoli

Dr. Anthony Broccoli is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, where he also serves as Co-Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute. His primary research interest is climate dynamics, especially the simulation of past climates and climate change. He has recently served as Co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Climate, and he has been a contributor and reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Dr. Broccoli spent 21 years at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, one of the leading climate modeling centers in the world. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

   
Ned Lipman, instructor for Understanding Sustainability Management

Ned Lipman

Ned served as the Director of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers University's New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station for over 35 years. He continues to work with the office as a part-time lecturer.

He also is a part-time lecturer for the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences' Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and has taught over 10,000 undergraduate students and professionals since 1978. Ned enjoys his role as a frequent supplier of management instruction to the many audiences which Rutgers serves and is a frequent lecturer throughout New Jersey, presenting subjects relating to organizational leadership and marketing.

   
Dr. Paul Gottlieb, instructor for Understanding Sustainability Management

Dr. Paul D. Gottlieb

Paul D. Gottlieb, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. He is also an extension specialist, with college-wide responsibilities related to smart growth, land use policy, and economic development in rural communities. He received his Ph.D. in public affairs from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, where he concentrated in urban and regional development. Prior to entering Princeton, he served for three years as a researcher for the New Jersey Office of State Planning (now the Office of Smartgrowth). He authored numerous technical reports for the agency and has published articles on growth management in various journals. Dr. Gottlieb joined Rutgers in 2002.

   
Dr. Kevin Lyons, instructor for Understanding Sustainability Management

Dr. Kevin Lyons

Dr. Lyons conducts research on developing and integrating global environmental, social, economic, ethical criteria and data into supply chain/procurement systems and processes. His research work includes the environmental and economic impacts on raw material extraction, logistics, manufacturing, consumption, consumer of multiple products and services research, designing and implementing local, national and international environmental economic development systems, waste-to-energy systems and environmental and sustainable social policy and financial impact forecasting (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley Corporate Social and Environmental Impact Reporting). He has also created the supply chain archeology and supply chain waste archeology research disciplines and has researched and written extensively on conducting environmental health-checks on global supply chains and the resulting benefits of reduced risk management impacts and costs. Lyons also serves as director of the Rutgers Business School Public Private Community Partnership Program.

Credits

In addition to 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, this recycling certification course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 3 Technical, 3 Management

NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRPs): 6 Classroom Recertification credits (NOTE: no additional documentation is required in the online course in order to receive these credits.)

Fees
Registration Fee TBD
Recycling Series Registration Fee TBD Save when you register for all courses in the Recycling Certification Series!
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!
Cancellation Fee TBD

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

No meals will be provided with this course.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Rutgers' Canvas learning management system. In order to take this class, you must have a webcam with voice. Kindly note that this training is best viewed using the Chrome web browser. If you plan to access the course using a mobile device, please review this link for information: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10567. Once you register with OCPE, you will receive an email from "Rutgers University Canvas" saying, "Click here to finish the registration process" to create your new account in the Canvas platform.

You will be prompted to upload a picture of yourself holding your government-issued photo ID before you begin the course. The photo must be clear enough that we can read the name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it. An OCPE staff member will review the picture and verify your identity.

IMPORTANT: A UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED FOR EACH REGISTRANT TO ACCESS OUR ONLINE COURSES

  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Pre-registration is required.

Registration

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Wondering what you need to take next? Click here for a listing of scheduled classes for Series 16!