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Introduction to Sustainability

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Description

You see the word Sustainability attached to so many things, but what does it really mean? Are bamboo socks really important? Will electric cars save the world from climate change? What makes development sustainable? How do you measure success in sustainability? Given the long term risk of climate change, what management actions provide the most benefit and why aren’t we already doing them?

In this class, you will learn:
-Perspectives on sustainability: environmental, economic and social
-Metrics for measuring components of sustainability

In this class, you will consider:
-Sustainability actions at the local, state, country, and global scales


Credits:

3

Prerequisite:

None

Course Syllabus



Course Professors

    Fall 2016

  1. Lipoti, Jill
  2. Fall 2015

  3. Lipoti, Jill
  4. Spring 2015

  5. Lipoti, Jill
 
  1. Rutgers
  2. New Brunswick
Department of Human Ecology