Fundamentals of Sustainable Living Series

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12 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Making Your Lifestyle Footprint Regenerative
What does it mean to live sustainably? How can we better live within the biophysical limits of the planet without engaging in self-denial? Begin to answer these questions here as…
Episode 2 Sustainable Energy Options
Every day, the sun delivers 14,000 times more energy than the human economy uses. Discover how solar energy in all its forms can be harnessed and used in efficient ways,…
Episode 3 Sustainable Building Choices
Buildings and cities have a huge impact on our well-being, sustainability, and ecological footprint. See how architects design green buildings that are regenerative--giving back more energy than they take--by using…
Episode 4 Cultivating Sustainable Landscapes
If we make our landscapes beautiful and functional, many of our needs can be met where we live. That's the idea behind sustainable landscapes, the benefits of which you'll explore…
Episode 5 Fresh Food from Your Own Garden
Explore the benefits of local, sustainable food production and find realistic ways you can become more involved with your food, from seed to fork. Learn simple methods for growing fruit,…
Episode 6 Winter Gardening
Local produce is readily available year round when you know tricks for off-season gardening. Learn the advantages of and methods for planting during the "second spring," including tips on building…
Episode 7 Sustainable Water Use
Sourcing clean water and using it wisely are key to sustainable living. Consider how systems can be designed to sustainably provide water for drinking, washing, irrigation, and other uses, and…
Episode 8 Transportation Alternatives and the Ecocity
Turn your attention to how settlement patterns--from rural to suburban to urban--and their existing infrastructures affect sustainability by defining how people can travel within and between locations. How can cities…
Episode 9 Sustainable Products for the Home
Learn how you can live a greener lifestyle and establish a regenerative ecological footprint through the choices you make every day as a consumer, whether you're shopping for groceries or…
Episode 10 Green Economics: Living Well
What does a sustainable economy look like? Take an in-depth look at the core concepts necessary for an economy that meets people's material needs while respecting the hierarchy of sustainability…
Episode 11 Inner Dimensions of Sustainability
Move from outer elements of sustainability--such as solar energy, ecocities, and organic agriculture--to inner dimensions of sustainability: spirituality, holistic health, and well-being. Learn what faith-based organizations have to say about…
Episode 12 Shifting to a Sustainable Worldview
Integrate everything you've learned in this course with a high-level review. Look closely at permaculture and its ethics; consider the customs of the Tlingit, a self-sustaining people indigenous to the…

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