OpenLearn Scotland
OpenLearn Scotland

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OpenLearn Scotland

3.8 Sustainable Scotland

This broad-based course will introduce you to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world. It wil appeal to anyone with an interest in a sustainable future in the context of contemporary Scottish society.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this free course you should be able to:

  • understand the terms ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’;
  • follow current debates on environmental issues;
  • understand more about measuring sustainability and footprinting;
  • consider whether dematerialisation is really happening;
  • consider what is globalisation and understand the global trade in recycling;
  • understand the history of fishing in Scotland;
  • consider what can be done to reduce waste heat;
  • understand the tensions between nature and culture.

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