Just in time for Earth Month, the University of California, Irvine Extension will be offering a new online course focusing on eco-friendly practices. Starting April 11, the “Fundamentals of Green Spas, Hotels and Resorts” is a six-week course that will provide students with a comprehensive guide to incorporating green building, business, and operating models for spas, hotels, and resorts. The class will help students gain an understanding in the areas of design, construction, operations, and management from leading green-certified projects. “The spa and hospitality industries are resource- and waste-intensive, and this course acquaints students with resources and technologies that can significantly reduce operating costs and minimize negative environmental impact,” says Janice Gronvold, a UC Irvine Extension Spa and Hospitality Management advisory board member and the class’s instructor. “Having the right knowledge and tools to develop green business models that optimize operations, minimize waste, and improve the bottom line are essential for forward thinking businesses proactively positioning for a changing business landscape based upon sustainable principles.” To find out more information on the course, or to register, click here.