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Art & Archaeology: Climate, Environment, Weather

North, West & Hebrides

Evening, Short course, Online

Other

This course will explore the synergy between Art and Archaeology, through a combination of lectures, discussion, and field work. Working with UHI Lecturers you will explore the subject matter with expert tutelage, producing creative work with a grounding in archaeological enquiry. Aimed at creative practitioners or those with an interest in both subject areas.Day 1Intro to the course and meet the groupIntroduction to Archaeology and methods for recording.Explore the synergy and intersections. Day 2Pre-recorded site visit, Dr Emily Gal and Rosie Blake in conversation.Presentation on specific sites related to themes of climate/environment/weather.Phenomenology in Art and Archaeological practices. Day 3Presenting and sharing work...

Tackling Climate Change: Sustainable Business Models for a Circular Economy

FutureLearn

Online

Other

Discover how circular economies and business models enable sustainability and help respond to the climate emergency.Understand how businesses can help tackle the climate crisisThe climate emergency demands sustainable solutions. Circular economies and business models have been heralded by many as an important vehicle to achieve sustainable consumption and inclusive growth. On this four-week course, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the circular economy and how businesses can transform how they operate and contribute to sustainability. You’ll investigate the benefits and challenges of going circular using the mindset of systems to collaborate to face the climate crisis. With this knowledge, you’ll...

Environmental Education: Circular Economy

Alison

Online

Other

The present linear economic model has enriched our lives, giving us wealth, technology, and opportunities that would have been beyond the wildest dreams of those living decades ago. But this has also led to the climate crisis, which undermines the health of the planet and human society. We may have no choice but to implement an alternative, more sustainable system known as the circular model, that is in harmony with the rest of nature.This is a free online introductory course that looks at two mutually incompatible economic systems. First, we look at the attractions of the present popular model known...

Circular Economy

The University of Edinburgh

Full-time, Part-time

Postgraduate

Engaging with a ‘circular economy’ means moving away from a wasteful, linear economic model where resources are extracted, manufactured, used, and discarded. A circular economy strives to design out waste, with products and materials kept in use for as long as possible at a high value. Beyond the need for design and system innovations, a circular economy also means investigating how to change the way we consume and use goods and services, both locally and globally.

On this interdisciplinary programme, you will have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge of circular economy in order to support...

Design Innovation and Circular Economy

Glasgow School of Art

Full-time

Postgraduate

The MDes in Design Innovation & Circular Economy focuses on the social value of circular economy design, as well as its economic importance. It is about addressing real problems that affect real people, by understanding them from each stakeholder’s point of view. It has an international perspective, and a local focus, utilising and developing the rich natural and economic resource of the Scottish Highlands and the broader geographical area around our Highlands campus, where this programme is based. In addition, our Highlands campus has a permaculture garden, and is also currently host to specialisms in environmental design, interaction design, and...

Circular Economy: The Big Idea

FutureLearn

Online

Other

Delve into the concepts of the circular economy to understand its origin, design, and importance for the planet and our economy.Learn about almost everything there is to know about the circular economyOur current linear economy consumes finite resources, turns them into products, and creates a never-ending stream of waste. Through the clever design of products, systems, and policies, we can instead create a circular approach that benefits businesses, people, and the planet. On this three-week course, you’ll develop your understanding of how and where the circular economy came from. You’ll start by examining the limitations of the linear economy and...

Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems

FutureLearn

Online

Other

Discover how circular business models transform urban food systems to tackle grand challenges through innovative solutions.Explore how circular economy can foster sustainable urban food systemsPlease note this course runs without facilitation. A Spanish version of the course can be found here. In a scenario where the world’s population will reach 9 billion people in 2050, with almost 70% of them concentrated in urban areas and requiring three times more resources than we currently use, the traditional ‘linear economy’ is no longer suitable. On this course, you’ll discover how to design and build circular food systems for resilient, smart and sustainable...

Upcycling and the Circular Economy: Ghanaian Creative Solutions to Global Textile Waste

FutureLearn

Online

Other

Explore the environmental impact of fast fashion in Ghana and discover localised solutions to a global issue.Learn to create collective change with Ghanaian creatives at THE REVIVALAlmost three-quarters of all textile waste is incinerated or sent to landfill. On this two-week course, you’ll discover the global impact of fast fashion. You’ll explore how THE REVIVAL, a collective of Ghanaian creatives, are using artistic ingenuity to resolve textile waste challenges in their community and use this as inspiration to create your own localised solutions. Investigate a global perspective of circular economy In the UK alone, over a million tonnes of clothing...

A Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

FutureLearn

Online

Other

Explore the importance of transitioning to a low-carbon economy with a just, fair, and inclusive strategy.Understand what is meant by low carbonHow can we transition to a low-carbon economy without compromising the environment or negatively impacting people’s lives? On this three-week course, you’ll delve into the concept of a just transition and the options to deliver a low-carbon economy in a fair and responsible way. You’ll discover what low carbon means and its importance before exploring the role of stakeholders, policy development, and labour markets in low-carbon economies. Learn how policy development impacts the transition to low-carbon economies Through real-life...

Environment, Culture and Society

The University of Edinburgh

Part-time, Full-time

Postgraduate

Our MSc Environment, Culture and Society provides up-to-date knowledge of the contemporary issues and debates on the relationships between the environment, nature, culture and society.

Welcoming students from a variety of backgrounds, this exciting MSc will explore the core perspectives, concepts, and practices from the arts, humanities and social sciences needed to imagine and enact sustainable environmental futures.

You will develop the critical and creative skills and abilities to assess the importance and implications of geographical and other conceptual debates which shape environmental policy and practice.

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