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Explore our shared home and get to know the species you're sharing it with.
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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, ...

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10 hrs
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Introducing environmental decision making

Many of the decisions we make have implications for our environment, particularly those concerning natural resources and waste. Taking account of environmental factors in decision making can be both complex and challenging. This free course, Introducing environmental decision making, considers decisions in their broader contexts and advocates a ...

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24 hrs
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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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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 ...

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2 hrs
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Sue Edwards: a life dedicated to flora and sustainable development in Ethiopia

Sue Edwards was a prominent British-Ethiopian botanist and an environmental and development champion. Yoseph Araya reflects on her life in this article...

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Paul Tucker On Using Systems Thinking In Practice

Paul Tucker speaks with Prof. Simon Bell about what systems thinking in regards to sustainability.

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15 mins