Sustainability in Everyday Life

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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. 

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Baani Parmar

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 9 months ago
I think the course content is very informative and friendly. The instructors make us aware that environmental issues is currently a hot topic but it has many challenges along the way. The best we can do is be more sustainable in our choices at home at work and whatever political philosophy we uphold. I like doing the course and found it rather challenging although i began by thinking i would immediately ace the course. I have learnt a lot and it will help me in the future by being more aware of my surroundings and the choices i make when i go to the market etc. Thank you very much for making a Mooc otherwise to get this information is very hard. I like education being at ones finger tips where one can learn at ones own pace in the convienience of ones own home. Whether I pass or fail is irrelevant as I know the info i recieved will help me as i have downloaded the lectures and have a print out of it and refer to it at any time. It w... I think the course content is very informative and friendly. The instructors make us aware that environmental issues is currently a hot topic but it has many challenges along the way. The best we can do is be more sustainable in our choices at home at work and whatever political philosophy we uphold. I like doing the course and found it rather challenging although i began by thinking i would immediately ace the course. I have learnt a lot and it will help me in the future by being more aware of my surroundings and the choices i make when i go to the market etc. Thank you very much for making a Mooc otherwise to get this information is very hard. I like education being at ones finger tips where one can learn at ones own pace in the convienience of ones own home. Whether I pass or fail is irrelevant as I know the info i recieved will help me as i have downloaded the lectures and have a print out of it and refer to it at any time. It will help me in my daily life. I realised that a lot of magazines and websites I get emails from talk about sustainable development and India is on a digital path. I feel happy to be part of the future too.
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2 years, 6 months ago
Almost half the grade is based on random student grading which is the worst form of grading since it is essentially a random mark that can be insulting and demotivating. Shame on them for taking what could have been a great course and messing up the experience this way.
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David Calton

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
Awesome course, lots of great important information we all should know. Thanks for continued great courses on environmental issues and urban science.
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