Agenda

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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Thursday, March 11, 2021 
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CST (incl. a 15-min. break)

Presented by
Dr. Jairo Garcia

The Past and the Present
Introduction: the human evolutionary capacity to plan the future
The scientific method to build the future: historical data, estimations,
projections, and future design
Brief history of the 20th Century: The Industrial Revolution, inequalities, wars,
over- population, and the collapse of the natural world
The science of climate change
The planet in the times of the pandemic: economic inequalities,
climate change, and COVID
A brief history of sustainability

The Future
Economic principles of sustainability
The sustainable development goals
The IPCC and science-based targets
The future is happening:
• Renewable energy
• Green buildings and green cities
• EVs and autonomous vehicles
• Sustainable water and food systems
• Equity at last
• Climate policies and economic prosperity
Conclusions: a sustainable future is not an option


Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Credits

Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
3.0 LU|HSW


Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval.
HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ
or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
and North Dakota.

Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
American Planning Association/AICP

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider
for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the
Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event,
respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the
presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

Dr. Jairo Garcia

Executive Director with Urban Climate Nexus

Dr. Garcia develops innovative policies and educational programs to make communities and cities cleaner, sustainable, resilient, and equitable. He is the lead author of Atlanta’s Climate Action Plan and led a collaborative effort with more than 40 stakeholders to the 100 Resilience Cities application, awarded to the City of Atlanta in 2016. Dr. Garcia is a member of the Georgia Research Roadmap steering committee, an initiative of the Georgia Climate Project lead by University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Emory University, which has a goal of improving understanding of climate impacts and solutions in Georgia. He received the Individual Climate Leadership Award by the EPA in 2017 and the Green Ring Award by the Climate Reality Project. These awards recognized Dr. Garcia’s leadership in addressing climate change and engaging organizations, peers, and partners. He represented the Mayor of Atlanta at COP23 in Bonn, Germany and presented at an event organized by the International Urban Cooperation Programmer related to global cooperation to address climate change. Dr. Garcia’s publications on urban sustainability, climate change and sustainability education are numerous. His academic experiences include a position as a research assistant and two teaching assistant positions at Columbia University, a faculty adjunct and thesis advisor position at Concordia University, and faculty adjunct positions for the UCLA-Extension Program, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Garcia holds an engineering degree, an MSc degree in Management of Information Technologies, an MSc degree in Sustainability Management, and a doctoral degree in Educational Technology and Sustainability. 

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: How to Build a Sustainable Future

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the urgency for designers and contractors to adopt sustainability practices help combat climate change and promote equality and economic prosperity.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the scientific and historical facts that are driving human-engineered climate change.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the economic and environmental benefits of investing in sustainable development.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the economic principles of sustainability

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and embrace the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s targets for slowing, and eventually stopping, climate change.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to evaluate technologies and policy changes that will help the world meet climate goals and that will help improve equity and drive economic prosperity.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the effects of climate change and its impact on the environment and the human condition

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date:  01/25/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.