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See below for a list of courses taught by our Sustainable Technologies and Health team. Many classes are also available online! We invite you to browse the titles below and click through to Harvard University's course catalog for more information.

Environmental Management (ENVR E-101)

This course surveys the scientific principles of environmental issues and environmental management practices, with attention to the health of humans and the ecosystem. We examine fundamental and emerging topics related to air and water pollution, water use and management, aquatic ecosystems, energy and climate change, biodiversity, toxic substances in the environment, solid waste management, and regulatory strategies for risk assessment and environmental management.  Learn More >>

John D. Spengler PhD, Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment;
Joseph Allen PhD, Director, Healthy Buildings Program, Center for Health and the Global Environment
George D. Buckley MS, Assistant Director of the Sustainability and Environmental Management Program, Harvard Extension School

Sustainable Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Operations (ENVR E-137)

This course provides a set of tools and skills to identify, evaluate, and improve the sustainability of supply chain operations. It enables students to understand core concepts of industrial and commercial activities so that they are able to design sustainable manufacturing and service operations.

Ramon Sanchez ScDDirector, Corporate Strategy and Outreach, Center for Health and the Global Environment

Sustainable Product Design and the Innovation Ecosystem (ENVR E-154)

This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to design and launch a new product with the lowest environmental footprint.

Ramon Sanchez ScDDirector, Corporate Strategy and Outreach, Center for Health and the Global Environment

Sustainable Business and Technology (ENVR E-157)

With the increased awareness of the impact that business and economic activity have on our planet, we are seeing a boom in entrepreneurial activity premised on social responsibility, environmental friendliness, energy efficiency, and other sustainability-related attributes. This course seeks to examine the trends in green business, and to identify which activities are based on enduring principles and which are likely to be fleeting.

Ramon Sanchez ScD, Director, Corporate Outreach and Strategy, Center for Health and the Global Environment
Catlin Powers ScDProgram Leader, Rural Health and Renewable Energy, Center for Health and the Global Environment

Social Entrepreneurship in Health and the Environment (ID511)

Offered at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, this course introduces students to the concept of social entrepreneurship, which entails developing and implementing innovative, effective, scalable and financially viable social products or services. Students gain practice in thinking about public health problems in a solution oriented manner, and learning how to channel those ideas into a well-planned business case for an intervention (whether in the form of a project or organization). Examples of social entrepreneurship initiatives are  provided through weekly readings and guest speakers.

Teresa Chahine ScD, Program Leader, Social Entrepreneurship, Center for Health and the Global Environment