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Sustainability: Pursuing an Energy and Environmental Balance

Course number : LIR118   ID : 27214    Section Number : 1
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Sustainability is a buzzword capturing much attention these days. But “It’s not easy being green!”- thank you Kermit. Ongoing concerns over natural disasters and the climate are stirring up passions and action groups. What are the real issues and what can we do? Since the industrial revolution, we have been dealing with the social and environmental ramifications of the growth of technology. We will look at the role of industry, government, and private citizens in communication and cooperation. We will also delve into the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our standard of living and energy dependence. Important issues such as the impact of datacenters, alternative energy sources fuel, and solid waste management will be discussed. The issues are both global and local. During the last session of the course, we will visit a waste management facility and take a tour. The facility will be within a 45-minute drive of the campus.   

Class Details

3 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Wed.  
  Weekly - Wed.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Conference Center (E Building)

Instructor : Mark Sankey 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus and on location in an in-person environment. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the meeting location.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/31/2024 - 8/7/2024 Weekly - Wed 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Frederick, Conference Center (E Building)  Map, Room: E138 Mark Sankey 
8/14/2024 - 8/14/2024 Weekly - Wed 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Mark Sankey