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Objective and learning goals

Sustainability is a complicated theme that is widely discussed and written about. But how can you actually contribute? During this course you will learn about the small and big steps you can take. You will discover that sustainability is not only about nature, but also to people, animals and ethics. Every lecture has a different theme. You will discover different processes related to food, waste and circulair economy. In addition, you will get an understanding of the motivation behind sustainable choices. What, for example, is the influence of your surroundings and genes? What can you do to change your behaviour and motivate others?

The focus of the course is on interaction, discussion and critical thinking. Two lectures will focus on examples of sustainability in practice. After completing this course you will be full of inspiration and knowledge about sustainability and how to contribute to sustainable society!

NB: the language of instruction is English

Learning goals

After completing this course, you will have knowledge about and understanding of:

  • what sustainability means and why a sustainable future is necessary
  • how our products are produced and what the effects are of food hypes
  • how you can value labels
  • why people waste and how you can try and prevent this
  • what happens with the waste that we produce
  • ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates and how reliable they are
  • where motivation to make sustainable choices comes from
  • how people can be motivated to make sustainable choices
  • what is needed to make our economy circulare
  • how sustainability can be implemented in practice
  • what a sustainable future can look like
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