Sustainability in Everyday Life - Chalmers University of Technology



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Do you want to live a more sustainable life? This course will arm you with the information and skills required to make more sustainable choices everyday! With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: In order to benefit fully from this course you should have passed compulsory school of at least 9 years and be comfortable working with a computer or similar device. 


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What you'll learn on the course

Sustainable living

Course programme

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.  In this 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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Anna Nyström Claesson Anna Nyström Claesson is a senior lecturer in sustainable development at Environmental Systems Analysis and has long experience in teaching and developing courses in sustainable development for university engineering students. Her research interest lies within educational sciences and how students learn systems thinking for sustainable development. She has a background in Nuclear Chemistry with focus in Geochemistry from Chalmers University of Technology and she also has a teacher’s degree from Gothenburg University. Matty Janssen Matty Janssen’s research focuses on environmental assessment of technologies for production of biofuels, bio-based chemicals and bio-based materials, at early stages of development.