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Energy in buildings

Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and reducing electricity use by appliances. The course looks at the importance of energy in buildings in the UK, investigate heat loss and how to prevent it, ways of increasing building efficiency, decreasing CO2 emissions of different fuels and the use of efficient appliances.

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10 hrs
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Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems free course icon Level

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Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems

What is ecology and why is it important to our understanding of the world around us? This free course, Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems, looks at how we can study ecosystems to explore the effect that humans are having on the environment.

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5 hrs
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Climate change: transitions to sustainability free course icon Level

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Climate change: transitions to sustainability

Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil fuels. We have to alter the whole path of our development and decision making in order to make our societies both environmentally adaptable and sustainable. This free course, Climate change, takes on the task of trying to chart some of the ways in which it might be possible.

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5 hrs
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Microbes – friend or foe? free course icon Level

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Microbes – friend or foe?

Microbes often get a bad name. Whilst some of them do cause disease, others play vital roles in recycling nutrients in the soil to enable plants to grow, and in breaking down human waste. Without microbes, we would have no beer, no yoghurt, no coffee. That's quite impressive for something too small to see. This free course, Microbes friend or foe? sheds some light on them.

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2 hrs
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Indigenous ceremonies and climate change

How might an Indigenous artwork transform responses to Climate Change? Find out as a Totonac totem travels to COP26.

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Biodiversity with The Parks Trust

Ensuring outside areas have a good variety of plants and wildlife is crucial for ecosystems to thrive.

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25 mins