Advanced Concepts Unit 7 Toward a Sustainable Future

Essential Question

What important cultural and fundamental shifts must continue happening in businesses, governments, media, and societies in order to fully promote and implement sustainability?

The Big Idea

The primary goal of sustainability is to transform our economy from a system that is based on waste and destruction to a system that aligns with the ecological balance of our planet. This is no small task, as it means overturning entrenched business and political practices that value short term profit and growth over sustainability. Despite this enormous challenge, there are some encouraging developments underway which point to an emerging sustainable society and economy.

Topics Covered:

  • Sustainable design and sustainable cities 
  • Consumer choice and demand for sustainability 
  • Business sustainability initiatives and corporate social responsibility 
  • Organizations and new social media promoting sustainability around the world 
  • An emerging sustainability mindset

This course is approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours for LEED Credential Maintenance. 

Please note: This course is part of the 7.5 hour course Advanced Concepts in Sustainability (aka the Fellow Certificate).