Climate Change Policy and Public Health (MOOC)



Join us to investigate how protecting the environment benefits human health.


MOOC Logo 2015Central Library Meeting Rooms
Tuesdays, November 10, 17, 24 and December 1

Each session will feature a short video lecture at 6:00 p.m. followed by a discussion at 7:00 p.m.


This 4-week course explores the impact of human activities on climate change and consequently public health as well as the many real benefits to climate change mitigation. Discover the multiple benefits – or co-benefits – provided by public policies and initiatives to reduce emissions. This MOOC will also explore three primary issues where co-benefits are feasible: renewable energy; agriculture and food; and urban design and active transport.


Guest discussion leaders are Dr. John Stoll, Public & Environmental Affairs, University of WI-Green Bay and Dr. Christine Vandenhouten, Nursing Program, University of WI – Green Bay.



UWlogo-MOOCs_fl_red-4c - Copy-Madison, WiLS (or Wisconsin Library Services) and  public libraries around Wisconsin have joined forces to deliver this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of “Climate Change Policy and Public Health.”


WiLS is a nonprofit membership organization that facilitates collaborative projects to advance library service, primarily in the state of Wisconsin.


UW-Madison MOOC efforts are supported by Educational Innovation (EI), an initiative of the provost’s office that aims to transform teaching, learning and engagement to inspire students and empower communities.


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