Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
IN-27: Online Sustainability Course

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Has the institution offered a free, sustainability-focused course on the public internet in which students were enrolled within the previous three years?:
Yes

Title and a brief description of the institution’s free, online sustainability course:

A Sustainable Earth
The course begins with a study of global climate change: its impacts, the reasons behind the rapid warming of Earth, and the scientific tools that are used to study this phenomenon. Students will also learn about energy production and consumption, on a local and global scale. Why are some forms of energy more harmful to the natural environment than others? What are the pros and cons of each? Students will dive into the world of solid waste (not literally) and discover the impacts of solid waste on water and air quality, ocean systems and economic systems. Finally, students will examine urban systems in developed and developing nations to discover the benefits of smart growth and common issues that face both types of nations.


Website URL where information about the free, online sustainability course is available:
Number of individuals taking the institution’s free, online sustainability course in the most recent year offered:
25

Additional documentation to support the submission:
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To date, 25 students have completed this course with a passing grade.

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