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UC Irvine Extension Announces Online Sustainability Courses For Environmental Professionals

Course to Address Implementation of Workplace Environmental Initiatives

IRVINE, Calif. – May 1, 2012 – University of California, Irvine Extension announced today the availability of an online course titled Sustainability and Green Initiatives for Environmental Safety and Facility Professionals. The course will address a variety of corporate sustainability initiatives and will be held from July 9 through August 19. Registration begins on May 4. Prior to the course, UC Irvine Extension will also offer a free webinar titled “Environmental Management: Education Planning,” which will be held on Thursday May 17 from 11:30am to 12:30 pm PST. The webinar will provide environmental, safety and facilities professionals with information on upcoming courses, options for financial assistance, and career planning resources.

“In today’s competitive business environment, individuals who understand and can lead sustainable environmental management initiatives will remain ahead of their competition,” said Dr. Dave Dimas, director of engineering, sciences and information technology at UC Irvine Extension. “UC Irvine Extension’s courses are uniquely qualified to help environmental professionals build this expertise.”

The Sustainability and Green Initiatives for Environmental, Safety and Facility Professionals course will provide participants with an understanding of how organizations are taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on employees, customers, communities, and the environment. Participants will also learn how to develop and put into practice workplace programs that support corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, and green initiatives.

The instructor for the course is James A. Boretti, who has more than 21 years of safety consulting and management experience. He advises a variety of clients on green initiatives and assists them with such challenges as Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and corporate social responsibility.

For more information or to register for the online course and webinar please visit www.extension.uci.edu or call (949) 824-5414.

Register now for the ‘Environmental Management: Education Planning’ webinar which will provide information on courses within the Environmental Management Certificate Program.

About UC Irvine Extension

University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving adult students online, at the UC Irvine campus, and at employer sites nationally and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has offered open enrollment learning opportunities to the Orange County community, providing open access to the resources of the university, through Certificate and Specialized Studies programs, and free, open educational resources. Connect with UC Irvine Extension on the institution’s social media channels.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. Located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities, it’s Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy.