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Sustainability in Everyday Life

Learn the skills and information required to make more sustainable choices in everyday life related to food, energy, climate change and globalization.
This course is archived
Estimated 6 weeks
6–8 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
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About this course

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Daily headlines warn of new chemical dangers, species on the edge of extinction, global warming-- framing our planet as “at risk.”

Some people stop listening, others get alarmed, while some others want to learn more in hopes of making a difference in the world.

Do you want to live a more sustainable life? In this environmental studies course, you will learn how to make more informed choices about your ecological footprint and gain a better understanding of how your choices impact on our world.

This course is organized into five key themes: chemicals, globalization, climate change, food and energy. These five themes represent challenges that people face day-to-day managing choices relating to sustainability.

In the final task of this course, you will demonstrate how you have acquired the skills and knowledge to organize your everyday life sustainably.

At a glance

  • Institution: ChalmersX
  • Subject: Environmental Studies
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    In order to benefit fully from this course you should have passed compulsory school of at least 9 years and be comfortable working with a computer or similar device. 

  • Language: English
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What you'll learn

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  • Appreciate the complexity of sustainable development and understand how it relates to everyday life
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on the information flow from the public media
  • Develop cognitive and decision-making skills that can be applied to issues and problems in everyday life
  • How to discuss these topics appropriately, and encourage others to make informed decisions regarding sustainable living

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