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Welcome to the future

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Updated 03 Jun 2014
How The Open University is leading a project that is transforming Milton Keynes into one of the world’s first ‘smart cities’.

Sustainable fashion: The disempowered designer

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Updated 01 Nov 2013
Are designers the ideal people to take ownership over the sustainability of the clothing they design?

Opening the wardrobe: The blogs

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Updated 01 Nov 2013
Read the expert blogs that support the online sustainable clothing event as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science.

Take part in the wardrobe audit

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Updated 31 Oct 2013
Understand more about clothing ownership and how this behaviour can be changed by taking part in our interactive wardrobe audit.

How we can treat clothing more sustainably

How we can treat clothing more sustainably Copyrighted image Credit: © Brooke Becker | Dreamstime.com
Updated 28 Oct 2013
Why some of the most effective ways to behave more sustainably may not be quite what you’d expect.

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Transport and sustainability

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit explores the issues around sustainable transport and how the role of technology and society can interact to lower the overall impact of...

Sustainable Scotland

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 03 Jun 2013
This broad-based unit will introduce you to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world. It wil...

An introduction to sustainable energy

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems...

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Top-up Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014
This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree level if you have completed an OU foundation degree or diploma of...

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014
From microscopic electronic devices to super structures like dams, bridges and towers, engineering has a vast scope that touches every area of our...

BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can – and should – respond to environmental problems is likely to be...

Managing for sustainability

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Managing for sustainability Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014 Register by 30 Sep 2014
This module will increase your understanding of delivering and supporting sustainability management in your workplace or support your personal...

Environmental management 1

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Environmental management 1 Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Why is environmental management vital for our sustainability? What kind of environmental management do we need now? Explore systemic answers to...

Energy and sustainability

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Energy and sustainability Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Can nuclear power, carbon capture and storage or renewable energy sources provide solutions to the problem of global warming? Explore the issues...