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20+ More Tools and Resources to Help You Learn More about Sustainability

Introduction Sustainability is a huge topic that can be difficult to tackle. But don't worry, we're here to help! In this blog post, we will share with you over 20+ additional tools and resources that will help you learn more about sustainability. This includes everything from

Introduction

Sustainability is a huge topic that can be difficult to tackle. But don't worry, we're here to help! In this blog post, we will share with you over 20+ additional tools and resources that will help you learn more about sustainability.

This includes everything from courses to documentaries to interactive maps to websites. We have something for everyone, so no matter what your interests are, you'll be able to find something useful!

Books

1. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

2. Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken

3. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart

4. The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance by William McDonough and Michael Braungart

5. The Responsible Company: What We've Learned from Patagonia's First 40 Years by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley

6. The Lean Green Machine: How to Make a Profit While Saving the Planet by John Izzo and Geoffrey Brown

Sustainability Courses

1. The Sustainability Studies Program at the University of Arizona

The Sustainability Studies Program at the University of Arizona offers a multidisciplinary approach to sustainability with courses offered in a variety of departments, including anthropology, environmental science, and geography. The program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a minor.

2. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network is a global initiative that works to promote sustainable development. The network offers online courses on topics such as climate change, sustainable cities, and sustainable agriculture. These courses are offered in partnership with leading universities and organizations around the world.

3. The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is one of the world’s leading institutions for environmental education. The school offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional development courses. Yale also offers an online course on climate change that is open to the public.

4. The Earth Institute at Columbia University

The Earth Institute at Columbia University is dedicated to advancing sustainable development solutions. The institute offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as executive education programs. Additionally, the Earth Institute provides research and technical assistance on sustainability issues around the world.

5. The Sustainability Leadership program at Harvard Kennedy School

The Sustainability Leadership program at Harvard Kennedy School is designed for mid-career professionals who want to make a difference in the world of sustainability. The program offers a combination of online and in-person courses, as well as opportunities for hands-on learning experiences.

Additional  Online Courses

1. The Sustainability MOOC

2. Class Central

Documentaries

1. A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table is a documentary that explores the issue of food insecurity in America. The film highlights the problem of hunger and discusses how it affects people of all ages, from children to seniors. The film also discusses what can be done to solve the problem of food insecurity.

2. Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. is a documentary that explores the food industry. The film highlights the problems with the industrial food system, such as environmental pollution, animal cruelty, and worker exploitation. The film also discusses what we can do to reform the food industry and make it more sustainable.

3. The True Cost

The True Cost is a documentary that explores the impact of the fashion industry on people and the planet. The film highlights the problems of fast fashion, such as child labor, environmental pollution, and poor working conditions. The film also discusses the true cost of our clothing, from the resources used to make it to the workers who are paid pennies to sew it.

4. A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean is a documentary that explores the problem of plastic pollution. The film highlights the massive amounts of plastic that are produced each year, as well as the devastating impact that plastic has on marine life. The film also discusses what we can do to reduce our reliance on plastic and protect our oceans.

5. Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Plastic Paradise is a documentary that explores the problem of plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean. The film highlights the massive amounts of plastic that have accumulated in the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” and discusses the impact that this pollution has on marine life. The film also discusses what we can do to reduce our reliance on plastic and protect our oceans.

Interactive Maps

1. The National Geographic Society's "Your Shot"

This map features over 1,400 stunning images from National Geographic photographers around the world, each of which tells a story about sustainability. You can learn about the photographers' experiences and the challenges they faced in capturing these images.

2. The Environmental Protection Agency's "Sustainability Mapper"

This map allows you to see how different areas of the United States are working to improve their sustainability. You can learn about the different initiatives that are being undertaken and the progress that has been made.

3. The World Wildlife Fund's "Wildlife Conservation Map"

This map highlights some of the world's most endangered species and the efforts being made to protect them. You can learn about the threats these species face and what is being done to save them.

4. The United Nations' "Sustainable Development Goals"

This map shows the 17 goals that have been set by the United Nations in order to create a more sustainable world. You can learn about each goal and what is being done to achieve it.

5.  The World Resources Institute's "Climate Watch"

This map allows you to track the progress of countries as they work towards meeting their climate targets. You can see how much progress has been made and what still needs to be done.

Websites

1. The Sustainability Consortium

The Sustainability Consortium is an international organization that works to create a more sustainable future. The website includes information on the Consortium's work, as well as resources on sustainability topics such as climate change, water scarcity, and sustainable agriculture.

2. The Natural Resources Defense Council

The Natural Resources Defense Council is a nonprofit environmental organization that works to protect the planet and its people. The website includes information on the NRDC's work, as well as resources on sustainability topics such as renewable energy, climate change, and green transportation.

3. Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands is a global organization that works to make brands more sustainable. The website includes information on Sustainable Brands' work, as well as resources on sustainability topics such as sustainable supply chains, green marketing, and sustainable packaging.

4. GreenBiz

GreenBiz is a media outlet that covers news and trends in the business world related to sustainability. The website includes articles on a variety of sustainability topics, as well as resources such as webinars, infographics, and podcasts.

5. Environmental Defense Fund

The Environmental Defense Fund is a nonprofit environmental organization that works to protect the planet and its people. The website includes information on the EDF's work, as well as resources on sustainability topics such as climate change, clean energy, and sustainable agriculture.

Conclusion

We hope you found these resources helpful and that they give you a better understanding of sustainability. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us! We're always happy to chat about this important topic.

What are your thoughts on sustainability? Have you made any changes in your life to be more sustainable? Thanks for reading!

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