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Get an introduction to the basics of environmental sustainability - energy, transportation, water use, recycling, and natural resource life cycles. Discover ways individuals, organizations, and governments can manage resources in a responsible manner, with minimal impact on natural surroundings and climate. Learn scientific methods for measuring the effectiveness of eco-friendly practices, whether in kilowatt-hours of energy use, acre-feet of reclaimed water, or greenhouse gas emissions. Find out how and why leading-edge organizations are auditing their own practices and committing to long-term sustainability programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand sustainability challenges and opportunities
  • Be able to define key concepts and understand sustainability practices used by leading businesses and organizations
  • Understand the history and policy framework for sustainability
  • Describe the elements of creating a sustainability plan
  • Learn about innovation in the field of sustainability


  • COURSE NUMBER  BUSA-40729
  • CREDIT  3.00 unit(s)


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