Sustainability is the ability to maintain something at a certain level without needlessly employing additional resources. Sustainability is one of the most crucial global mentality shifts at the heart of solving the climate crisis. Sustainability is also the responsibility of everyone alive on the planet. 

This module takes its lead from the MOOC it is named after by taking a deep dive look into all the sustainability practices that can be implemented at a global, national, corporation and individual level. 

I didn’t just study this module so I could be more informed about the complexities of sustainability, I also studied it so that I could make my own lifestyle much more sustainable and beneficial for the planet. 

13 Courses

Sustainability, Society and You

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The University of Notingham

Started: 12/04/2016

Finished: 22/04/2016

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Upcycling: From Green Ideas to Starting a Business

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: Living in Minca

Started: 20/05/2020

Finished: 21/05/2020

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Make an Impact: Sustainability for Professionals

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of Bath

Started: 22/04/2016

Finished: 24/04/2016

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The Employee's Guide to Sustainability

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 25/05/2020

Finished: 26/05/2020

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Elements of Renewable Energy

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 14/10/2017

Finished: 27/10/2017

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New Energy Technologies: Energy Transition and Sustainable Development

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: Grenoble Ecole De Management

Started: 11/06/2020

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Greening the Economy: Lessons from Scandinavia

Platform: Coursera

Institution: Lund University

Started: 13/09/2017

Finished: 29/09/2017

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Green Business Strategy

Platform: Coursera

Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Started: 20/02/2019

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Sustainability Strategies

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

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First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Colorado

Started: 04/10/2017

Finished: 15/03/2018

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More on Change and Sustainability

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Colorado

Started: 12/10/2017

Finished: 14/10/2017

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Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Colorado

Started: 27/01/2018

Finished: 22/03/2018

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Creating A Sustainability Proposal (Capstone)

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Colorado

Started: 07/02/2018

Finished: 24/02/2018

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2 Books

Eating Animals

Author: Jonathan Safran Foer

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2009

Started: 05/04/2020

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How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Author: Will McCallum

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 2018

Started: 30/11/2019

Finished: 03/12/2020

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Your closet. Your desk. Your drawers. Your bins. Take a closer look at your spaces. Can you name exactly what and how much is inside them? Take a tip from Marie Kondo, and take it all out. Keep what brings you joy and let go of what doesn’t. Recycle your unwanted items and make sure you know where they will go and what they will be transformed into.
Look at what you had accumulated and hidden. It’s clearly unsustainable – not only clothes, but also an abundance of plastic, cardboard, paper in every room. It is that moment of realization of having too much, that triggers an “enough” reaction: not one more plastic bag can enter the household. You will be busy for a long time putting all that plastic to good use, or disposing of it appropriately.
8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced in the last 70 years, and half of it in the last 13 years. But with a few small and tangible steps, such as facing your daunting levels consumption and dedicating time to organizing your home and office, you can make a difference. You just need commitment and creativity to better your lifestyle and legacy.

Bibi la Luz Gonzalez, Why responsible consumption is everyone’s business, World Economic Forum, weforum.org, 17/09/2019