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ClassesWhat's the Truth About Energy?
is really going on with energy, nationally and globally? Can we
achieve "energy independence" through renewables? Will the US become a
major energy exporter? How many years' supply do we have of oil?
Gas? Coal? Should we be building more nuclear power plants
or closing existing ones? What about bio-fuels?
online class explores the entire energy spectrum, distinguishing what's
hype from what's real, and equips students to research behind the
headlines and draw informed conclusions that will affect their own
lives and wallets. Final project creates a practical application for
the coursework in students' homes or businesses. Required texts
available used, online, and through CCC library. Optional
No-Credit/Credit available (3 units) No pre-requisite.
To enroll, contact Kirsten Horning 503-338-2341 Khorning@clatsopcc.eduSpecify Credit or Non-Credit Course #
"SET102 Introduction to Sustainability
Previously Offered ClassesBuilding Energy Analysis
Class offered Spring 2013
your training in Building Energy & Performance Analysis with this
online course which introduces the equipment, methods and formulas for
analyzing buildings' HVAC (Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning)
systems. Whether for your use in your own home, or as your entry
toward certification for a career in building analysis, BPI Building
Analyst certificate or other license, this course gives you the tools
you need. (2 college credits)
Learn how to:
- Lower a building’s heating and cooling costs.
- Increase a building's comfort, safety and durability.
- Maximize a building's indoor air quality and minimize pollutants.
- Reduce moisture damage, mold & mildew.
- Evaluate a building's foundation, walls, roof, doors & windows.
- Inspect insulation, heating, cooling & ventilation systems, lighting and appliances.
We all want healthy, tasty food at reasonable prices, but how do we find
it in the maze of "organic" v "natural", "recalled" v "FDA approved",
"fast" v "slow", "processed" v "local", "box store v CSA"? Complex
labels omit vital information. Commercials entice us with foods doctors
forbid us to eat. "Health food" seems expensive; "fast food" appears
cheap. "Food Safety" is a legal issue. Why can't we just eat? Why is
food political and complicated? What can we do about it? This class
takes a broad view of our most important consumer item, encouraging
discussion and research through articles and films
Earn income doing what you enjoy, setting your own hours and goals, and serving your community! How? Cottage Industries, the age-old answer to economic independence and local community resilience, are making a strong comeback in the 21st
Century. Fashioning new clothes out of used clothes, setting up
backyard gardens, making soap, building chicken "tractors", crafting
leather – the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Start
small with minimal investment and learn how to grow your home-based
business with a local focus. Instructor Caren Black was a consultant for
small business startups and financial troubleshooting for the Central
Coast Small Business Development Center and taught small business taxes
for Cabrillo College.
Gifts That Make a Difference
Whether shopping for Christmas or Kwanza, Solstice or Chanukah, more people in our
are approaching this holiday season with a new determination to avoid
mind-numbing malls and items made thousands of miles from home in favor
giving meaningful gifts that support local people.
Don't miss this once-yearly
gathering of the groups who bring education, entertainment, arts,
awareness, radio, emergency preparedness, social advocacy,
preservation and local food to our entire region and to those who visit
Choose gifts that give twice – once
to friends and family and again directly to our communities. A diversity of groups offers a wide variety
of holiday shopping choices from concert tickets to
classes to locally
made items, dance scholarships,
Ham radio license classes,
gift certificates, time banking, and more.
The Lifeboat Conference: Doing Something About Peak Oil
Titanic Lifeboat Academy, June 17-19, 2005