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Economies of Interest: Green Economy

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Economies of Interest: Green Economy

The earth has finite resources, but the desire for never-ending growth has resulted in the rampant depletion of those resources and an uncurbed level of pollution.

Hence, ensuring environmental sustainability and conservation should be at the forefront of industries supported by relevant job functions to ensure success.

Whether it is information about carbon footprint management, green process design or frameworks to maintain environmentally friendly work processes, we hope the following selection of resources can be starting points for you.

Articles

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Tips
Futurelearn. Published on January 12, 2021.

Find out about the various definitions of carbon footprint and the steps that individuals, corporations and nations can take to reduce it.

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6 Great Reasons to Consider a Career in Environmental Management
Top Universities.com. Published on September 16, 2021.

An aptitude in science and an interest in environmental issues may signal a possible career option. Find out more with pointers from The University of Queensland, Australia.

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A Complete Guide to Green Features for Sustainable Building
Joy Gai. Published on April 25, 2021.

Find out what it takes to construct a building which is environmentally friendly. Sensor systems, building materials and innovative designs are just some ways to generate long term benefits to the global sustainability movement.

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Videos

What Is Green Building Technology?
by Facts Factory

A short video about Green Construction, detailing how the implementation of design in structures allow them to remain environmentally accountable all the way from planning to demolition.

Source: What Is Green Building Technology? (2019, November 5). Facts Factory.

Corporate Carbon Footprint - Understanding Scope 1, 2 and 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
by The Sustainability Speaker - Susanna Hasenoehrl

Companies emit greenhouse gases in various ways – even boiling water for your daily coffee break leaves a carbon footprint! Find out the other culprits in this video.

Source: Corporate Carbon Footprint - Understanding Scope 1, 2 and 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions. (2021, April 5). The Sustainability Speaker - Susanna Hasenoehrl.

5 Things You Need to Know before Studying Environmental Science (I studied it at 5 universities!)
by Alice Soewito

Gather some useful tips on choosing a course in Environmental Science from a student who has studied at 5 different universities.

Source: 5 Things You Need to Know before Studying Environmental Science (I studied it at 5 universities!). (2020, September 5). Alice Soewito.

 

eLearning videos from Udemy

Global Environmental Problems: Surveying the Human Footprint

This Udemy Business course utilises wide-spread, geographic case studies and discussions, intended to assist viewers in understanding environmental issues.

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eBooks

Global Sustainability
Mark Lefko
Call Number: 658.408 LEF - [BIZ]


Publisher: Morgan James Publishing, 2020.

Leading CEOs explain how participating in the Global Sustainability movement can reap profits, shape a company’s identity and result in growth, showing that sustainability is not equivalent to the sacrificing of growth—rather, it is essential for the economy’s sustained survival.

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Greening the Global Economy (Summary)
Robert Pollin
Call Number: 333.794 POL


Publisher: getAbstract, 2017.

In this summary, Robert Pollin discusses how the consumption of fossil fuels leads to greenhouse gas emissions, which is a large cause of the harmful effects of climate change. While the popular belief is that cutting emissions will curb economic growth, Pollin proposes a plan in which cutting emissions instead generates profits and jobs in the long run.

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Green Giants (Summary)
E. Freya Williams
Call Number: 658.4083 WIL - [BIZ]


Publisher: getAbstract, 2017.

This summary is suitable for business leaders, social entrepreneurs and consumers interested in the green business movement and what successful green companies have done to achieve profits alongside having sustainable business practices.

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