What you’ll learn

Think Resilience is hosted by Richard Heinberg, one of the world’s leading experts on the urgency and challenges of moving society away from fossil fuels.

Think Resilience consists of twenty-two short videos (between 7 and 15 minutes long) that explore the interrelated crises of the twenty-first century, and what we as citizens, students, and community leaders can do to respond to them.

The course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues we face, introduce you to (or refresh your knowledge of) systems thinking and resilience science, and give you concrete ideas and strategies for how to engage in building the resilience of your own community. You will:

  • Deepen your understanding of the interactions between human and Earth systems.
  • Become a better practitioner and advocate for sustainability.
  • Make clearer sense of the complex issues society is facing.
  • Learn how to take action to build community resilience.

Video subtitles are available in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Watch the introduction video.
Read the detailed course overview (Español · Français · Italiano | credits)
Read what people are saying about the course.
Learn about group registration options.

How to take the course


Self-Directed Course

Take Think Resilience at your own pace. You'll get access to all the videos and the course forum, plus review quizzes and suggestions for further learning. This option includes the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Course Completion.



Academic Access

Educators—and students who have been assigned the Think Resilience videos for a class—may view the course content for free and in any order they want. (Registration required, Certificate of Course Completion not available.)


About Post Carbon Institute

Post Carbon Institute is the producer of both the Think Resilience online course and the website resilience.org. We envision a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world—and to get there, humanity needs innovators and early adopters who understand the true nature of the issues we face, can think strategically and systemically about how to respond, and are motivated to build resilience in their own lives and communities.

Contact us with any questions about Think Resilience or our other projects.