Sustainability 101 is the abridged version of Sustainability: Step by Natural Step. This one hour online self-paced course focuses on integrating environmental, social and economic priorities in a practical way to help organizations create a shared understanding and vocabulary around sustainability. Using practical exercises, real-life examples, and a rich resource library, it gives individuals and teams the tools they need to take action.
Participants who successfully complete the course will be able to meet the following learning objectives
- Outline the evidence for our current sustainability crisis, and describe this using a powerful metaphor.
- Describe the process of backcasting, justify the key role of systems thinking, and outline the basic scientific principles that underlie the concept of sustainability.
- Define the four basic principles for sustainability and use them to analyze actions from a sustainability perspective.
- Outline an "ABCD" process for strategic planning and decision-making toward sustainability.
- Show how various tools and approaches for sustainable development relate to one another.
The course has the following sections:
2. Setting the Scene
- Who's playing the game
- The shape of things to come
- Scenario: You decide
3. Backcasting from Sustainability Principles
- Backcasting systems and cycles
- Breaking the cycles
- The four sustainability principles
- The ABCD process
- Step "D" - in practice
- How sustainability tools and approaches relate
4. The final word
5. The exam and personalized course certificate
The course is self-paced and hosted online. It takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete and does not have to be completed in a single session.
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