2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog

Climate Justice and Resilience Leadership Certificate

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The Climate Justice and Resilience Leadership is geared toward students who want a professional qualification on their transcripts to demonstrate marketable skills in climate justice skills in any sector or career path.

Faculty Advisor

Sarah Jaquette Ray, Environmental Studies

Advisory Committee

Jennifer Marlow, Environmental Science & Management 
Cutcha Risling Baldy, Native American Studies 
Janelle Adsit, English 
Renée Byrd, Sociology / Criminology & Justice Studies 
Lonny Grafman, Environmental Resources Engineering 
Sarita Ray Chaudhury, Business Administration 
Morgan King, Climate Action Analyst 
Katie Koscielak, Sustainability Analyst

Regenerative Design and Art

Complete one of the following courses.

Practicum Courses

  • Units: 1 (taken twice for a total of 2 units)
  • Sample topics include:

    • Personal Resilience for Activism and Advocacy; 
    • Transformative Community Engagement; 
    • Climate Justice Campaign Building; 
    • Social Art Practice; 
    • Climate Justice Institutions and Governance; 
    • Non-profit / Community-organization Management; 
    • Storytelling; 
    • Designing for Justice; 
    • Entrepreneurship for a Just Transition; 
    • Counter-Mapping; 
    • Facilitating Inclusive and Effective Groups
  • Units: 1 (may be substituted for one practicum)

Program Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how sustainability and the climate crisis are connected to racism, colonialism, and structural injustice.
  • Activate learning to build skills needed to participate as a sensitive actor in building the justice movement. 
  • Implement skills needed for personal resilience and to sustain collective capacity-building efforts.

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