Sustainable and Unsustainable Practices Around the Globe

Sustainable and Unsustainable Practices Around the Globe

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What are the various sustainable and unsustainable practices around the globe? Are all the ancient practices sustainable? What will it take to get over some of the most unsustainable practices being followed today?

Course Description

We are living in a world with finite resources, which means we cannot continue to waste and misuse our valuable natural materials. To understand why, we will explore the impacts of sustainable and unsustainable practices by using examples from indigenous communities, cultural traditions and exploitative agriculture techniques around the world.  

Learning Objectives

  • Why is it important to identify and adopt sustainable practices, and begin phasing out unsustainable practices?  

  • The role of indigenous communities in conserving our environment – examples from Kenya and Australia  

  • Role of cultural traditions and practices in sustainable development – examples from India 

  • Social and environmental impacts of palm oil plantations and intensive agricultural practices 


Faculty SLX

Technology and globalisation are creating rapid and complex transformations. Our vision is to help societies adapt to this fast change, and to do it sustainably. We believe that education is the key to improving the state of the world and responsible use of technology is the lever we can use to bring education to not just students, but everyone, everywhere. Based in Switzerland, we are well positioned to access a large network of partners and collaborators from academia, industry and government. Although we are headquartered in Switzerland, our mission is global: We seek to do our part in changing the way the world thinks of education, as not just a tool, but a way of enriching lives.
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