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Introduction to Environmental Sustainability


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Sustainability has a broad definition. In simple terms, it relates to the lifespan of the object. Take coal, for example. Coal is not a renewable material, so it is not sustainable in the long term. Of course, when we talk about sustainability we often think of the environment. Environmental sustainability is a concept that asks: can we maintain the environment around us? How long can the natural resources that we depend on last? Do they have an expiration date? The less sustainable a material is, the more it is likely to harm the environment. In an ideal world, all the materials and energy sources that we use to support our lifestyles would be sustainable. The United Nations Environment Management Group takes this concept one step further. By referring to this idea as Environmental and Social Sustainability (ESS), the United Nations highlights the connection between environmental sustainability and human actions. 

In this track, we'll cover what Environmental Sustainability is about.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify what environmental sustainability means
  • Examine how businesses impact sustainability
  • Discover a new way of thinking that could turn you into a conscientious consumer

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to learn more about the roadblocks to environmental sustainability in commercial and work environments.