December 28, 2013, by Helen Whitehead

Countdown #28: a conversation about sustainability

Sustainability, of course, isn’t just for Christmas – we can make sustainable choices in every aspect of our daily lives. This Christmas in my family we have mostly managed recycling, and all my gift wrapping was re-used from last year! But the final one of the 3Rs is more of a struggle: reduce. I’d love to hear from anyone who has managed to achieve it in some way.

Hearing how others approach sustainability is a big part of the MOOC Sustainability, Society and You. First we will hear from lead educator Sarah Speight and a variety of enthusiastic University of Nottingham teachers and researchers about their different aspects of sustainability from history and philosophy to geography and chemistry. Then we are all invited to share experiences, opinions and questions as we explore together the implications of committing to sustainable action.

So as the conversation starts, we are continuing our countdown calendar at least until the start of our MOOC Sustainability, Society and You on January 6th: join in on the FutureLearn website and while you’re waiting for the official start date feel free to join in the conversation on Twitter under the hashtag #flsustain  or get ahead by dipping into the recommended reading.

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