Intro to Sustainability

Ecotech Institute

May 6, 2013 to Jul 28, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free

Enrollment Closed

Full course description

This course provides an introduction to the environmental aspects of sustainability, including renewable energy techniques, the impact of nonrenewable sources, air quality, storm water management, land use, and the built environment.

Topics include climate change and greenhouse gases; wind, solar, water, and geothermal energy; bio-fuels; conservation techniques; global demand; legal and regulatory aspects; and job creation.

After completing this course, students will be able converse knowledgeably about the broader context of sustainability and environmental impacts, social consequences and financial opportunities.