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COMMUNITY: SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is not a new concept, but it’s certainly been brought to the forefront of our minds in recent years. But what does it actually mean to be sustainable? And why does it even matter? The courses and resources below provide an insight into why sustainability is more important than ever, and how to cultivate sustainable habits to play your part in protecting our planet.

 

Read the information, watch the videos and complete the short courses. You can then log the time taken on your Dashboard as Professional Development hours.

WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC:

A brief history of plastic
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A brief history of plastic

Join #TeamSeas! Together, we're going to raise $30M to remove 30M pounds of plastic and trash from our ocean, rivers and beaches. Learn more and get involved here: https://bit.ly/3mrdV3J Trace the history of the invention of plastic, and how the material ushered in what became known as the plastics century. -- For centuries, billiard balls were made of ivory from elephant tusks. But when excessive hunting caused elephant populations to decline, they began to look for alternatives. John Wesley Hyatt took up the challenge. In five years, he invented a new material called celluloid, which would become known as the first plastic. Trace the history of the material that ushered in the “plastics century.” Directed by Sharon Colman. Animator's website: http://www.sharoncolman.com/ Sign up for our newsletter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/TEDEdPatreon Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/TEDEdFacebook Find us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdTwitter Peep us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/TEDEdInstagram View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-brief-history-of-plastic Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Joe Giamartino, Filip Dabrowski, Barbara Smalley, Megan Douglas, Tim Leistikow, Andrés Melo Gámez, Renhe Ji, Ka-Hei Law, Michal Salman, Peter Liu, Mark Morris, Catherine Sverko, Misaki Sato, Tan YH, Ph.D., Rodrigo Carballo, SookKwan Loong, Bev Millar, Merit Gamertsfelder, Lex Azevedo, Noa Shore, Taylor Hunter, Kyle Nguyen, MJ Tan Mingjie, Cristóbal Moenne, Goh Xiang Ting Diana, Kevin Wong, Dawn Jordan, Yanira Santamaria, Prasanth Mathialagan, Savannah Scheelings, Susan Herder, Samuel Doerle, David Rosario, Dominik Kugelmann, Siamak H, Tracey Tobkin, Dwight Tevuk, Anthony Kudolo, Mrinalini, Yanuar Ashari, Ivan Todorović, Alex Schenkman, Brittiny Elman, Ryohky Araya, Paul Coupe, David Douglass, Ricardo Paredes, Bill Feaver, Eduardo Briceño and Arturo De Leon.

CONSIDER TAKING ONE OF THESE SHORT COURSES:

BUILD AND FIX THINGS

We are wasteful creatures. Complete this module to understand some of the different ways we can build and fix things!

COP26: SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Explore global issues during COP26 and be part of the call for collective action. What on Earth could be more important?

DESIGNING SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Become a sustainable tech innovator and learn about Design Thinking with Samsung to bring your sustainable tech solutions to life

BUSINESS: GREEN HR

Get an introduction to how HR, specifically Green HR, can help create a business that’s environmentally friendly.

AGRICULTURE, ECONOMICS & NATURE

Discover agricultural economics and learn how to use economics for better decision making and efficiency in agriculture.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING WITH MOGLI