The Environmental Finance Center and Institute for Governmental Service and Research at UMD collaborated to offer a new, free virtual course, Sustainable Community Development. This five-lesson course is designed for people who want to engage with neighbors and fellow residents through their local government to make their community a more sustainable place in which future generations can enjoy living, working, and playing. The course suggests practical, grassroots methods to plan, organize, evaluate, and adjust actions to advance community sustainability. It provides a path for Maryland’s municipalities to become certified as sustainable jurisdictions by emphasizing community-level decisions to solve sustainability problems. And for municipal residents of Maryland, the class provides an introduction to the EFC’s Sustainable Maryland Program.
Upon completion of the online course, you should be able to: