Move Beyond the Hype

Explore sustainability more deeply at individual, societal, and global perspectives, and discover new ways of living and together, make change more possible and powerful.
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Sustainability is a complex and contested concept, but at its essence represents the hope for a healthy, just and bright future for us all. We offer Choices for Sustainable Living as an opportunity to move beyond the hype to explore sustainability more deeply. The course focuses less on defining sustainability than envisioning sustainability – what would a sustainable world look like? And how can we create it together?

Each category below is mapped to each session in your book, and contains actions for putting your knowledge into practice.

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  • September 21 at 1:08 PM
    I just watched the documentary called "Minimalism" on Netflix. What an interesting way of looking at the world. These two friends have began living in the most minimalistic way possible. They explore living in smaller spaces and cutting down on material objects that have just become "things" in their lives. I often look at...
  • September 21 at 10:45 AM
    I watched the documentary "Blue Vinyl" about the vinyl industry and the negative effects it has on both the environment and people. I encouraged my boyfriend to watch as well and he was utterly shocked by what he learned. I think more needs to be done to eliminate the use of PVC in tons of products. The fact that your home with vinyl...
  • September 21 at 10:39 AM
    I consistently encourage my roommates to recycle everything that they can and to reduce energy use. Our house keeps up with turning lights off, keeping the AC at a fair and consistent temperature, and unplugging appliances in order to reduce energy consumption. I'm looking forward to seeing  a decrease in our electric bill.