We all need access to clean water, nutritious food, and access to reliable power and transportation systems. But these resources need to be effectively managed to ensure that there is enough for everyone and that damage to the environment is minimised or, ideally, eliminated.
Complete our Introduction to Environmental Sustainability, which is offered in partnership with Richmond University, to learn about how to sustainably manage the operations of public or private organisations in a wide range of fields including, apparel, agriculture, energy, tourism, transport and food production.
Afterward, you’ll have insight into the fundamentals of environmental sustainability and will be able to more thoughtfully pursue a career in sustainability management.
Skills you’ll acquire
After completing this course you’ll be able to:
- Discuss factors impacting the success of sustainability projects
- Manage and evaluate a sustainability project
- Understand how sustainability concerns, governmental objectives and
- Strategic business goals have come to be seen as interlinked
- Understand key concepts, terminology and tools used to analyse a supply chain.
Is this course for you?
If you are passionate about sustainability and creating a balance between natural resources and organisational success, then this course is for you. This is the perfect course for those looking to explore taking up sustainability as a career, but those who would simply like to learn more about sustainability will also benefit. Everyone from high school, college and graduate students to mid-career professionals and retired seniors can join.
Start off by learning the key concepts and terminology used in the field of environmental sustainability. You’ll come to better understand the complex balance between meeting current development needs and ensuring a sustainable use of the earth’s resources.
Then you’ll go on to analyse real-world case studies. You'll discuss methods being used to tackle environmental sustainability issues such as agriculture and food production, air pollution, water scarcity, transportation, urbanization and waste management and recycling. Examples of this could be investigating how local organisations are working with farmers to improve sustainability in agriculture, by replacing land clearing with organic farming methods or examining ways to replace fossil fuel expenditure with greener energy sources.
Lastly, you’ll explore the future of environmental sustainability. You’ll learn how companies can shift to become more sustainable in their operational practices, and how this will help businesses reduce waste while maximising the use of their existing resources to turn a profit.
Module 1: Environmental sustainability introduction
Module 2: Business and the environment
Module 3: Main drivers of environmental and climate change
Module 4: Case studies
Module 5: The future of our planet
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