Course at a Glance

January 16 to May 11

Issues of Sustainability & Responsibility (Optional Credit)


Course Description:

This course takes you on three journeys into the unknown.

  • Climate change and carbon offsets
  • Ecological footprints and biodiversity
  • Community-based ecotourism and sustainable livelihoods

Three texts are required.

Prerequisite: Course 1, Introduction to Ecology and Sustainable Tourism Planning and Management.


Start Date: 1/16/2018
End Date: 5/11/2018
Day of week: Monday
Cost: $150
Course ID: 27257



Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney

MICHAEL SWEENEY, AICP is a certified environmental planner and primary instructor for the Certificate Program courses. Michael was formerly the director of the Institute for Ecological Tourism at HSU, and is an active ecotourist having traveled and worked in national parks and protected natural areas in Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Kenya, East Africa, United States and China. Michael has worked on a number of local ecotourism projects, including the Yurok Destination Lodge Feasibility Study, which identified a preferred site and conceptual configuration for an ecolodge at the mouth of the Klamath River. He also worked on the development and implementation of a sustainable tourism strategy culminating in the City of Arcata’s annual “Godwit Days” migratory birding festival. He has presented papers on sustainable andcommunity-based tourism at international conferences on ecotourism. He has