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date_range Starts on August 29, 2016
event_note Ends on October 16, 2016
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assignment Level : Introductive
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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. 

Do you want to live a more sustainable life? In this environmental studies 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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  • Appreciate the complexity of sustainable development and understand how it relates to everyday life
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on the information flow from the public media
  • Develop cognitive and decision-making skills that can be applied to issues and problems in everyday life
  • How to discuss these topics appropriately, and encourage others to make informed decisions regarding sustainable living
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  • Anna Nyström Claesson
  • Matty Janssen
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