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The Employee's Guide to Sustainability

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Overview

A scientist and sustainability expert distills the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into clear actions for individuals seeking ways to live and work more sustainably.

Companies around the world view sustainability as a strategic imperative. This course is for employees who want to support that imperative on an individual level. Learn about how personal and collective sustainability actions can help solve the biggest challenges of our lifetime: climate change, land and ocean degradation, and overconsumption. Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, a scientist, educator, and sustainability expert, introduces the concept of sustainability—what it is, why it’s important, and why you should care—and distills the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into clear actions for individuals seeking ways to live and work more sustainably. Discover how you can support sustainability initiatives in your organization, start your own sustainability initiatives, and participate in actions that will have an impact on the biggest environmental challenges of our lifetime.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • What is sustainability and why should you care?
  • Calculating your carbon footprint
  • Learning break: Taking action from a 30,000-foot view
1. Support Affordable, Clean Energy
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • The power of clean energy
  • Find your sustainable commute option
  • Curb the impact of business travel
2. Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Explore the lifecycle of things
  • Support a sustainable supply chain
  • Reduce food waste
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
3. Protecting Life on Land
  • The impacts of your diet
  • Get into nature
4. Protecting Life Below the Sea
  • Choose sustainable seafood
  • Protect our water resources
5. Collective Action for a Better Future
  • Doing more good together

Taught by

Elizabeth Bagley

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