Sustainable Living is an online course offered through the International Open Academy. The class is taught by a zero-waste specialist and teaches students how to shrink the size of their eco-footprint. The course is broken down into five modules: Introduction, Plastic and Recycling, The Impact of Food, Sustainability at Home, and Green Clothing and Second-Hand Shopping. A quiz is given at the end of the class, and those who receive a score of 55 percent or more are awarded a certificate of completion. The cost to enroll in the course is $99.99.
Sustainable Living Made Simple is an online permaculture home improvement course offered through Udemy. The course is based on a certified Permaculture Design Course and teaches a variety of concepts, including how to build with natural materials, create a water filtration system, craft compost at home, grow plants sustainably, start a home farm, and raise fish, insects and animals. Instruction is given through three hours of on-demand video accessible on a computer, mobile device, or television and 45 downloadable resources. The class is open to anyone with an interest in the topic and costs $94.99.
Green Roofs and Living Walls is an online sustainable architecture course offered through Udemy. The class is open to anyone who has basic computer skills and an interest in green construction. By the end of the course, students will understand the benefits of green roofs and wall systems and will be familiar with the types of green roofs. The course also includes case studies on the benefits of these eco-friendly improvements. To enroll, students must pay a fee of $79.99. Instruction is given through a one-hour on-demand video that can be watched on a television, computer, or mobile device.
Gandhian Methods to Sustainable Living and Happiness is a minimalist lifestyle course offered through Udemy. The class is offered for free and is open to anyone with an interest in the subject. Enrollment is immediate. Once prospective students fill out the required form, they receive instant access to a one-hour instructional video. The class is broken down into 11 lectures that include Introduction; Gandhi’s Holistic Thinking: Cultivation of Hand, Head and Heart!; Self-sufficiency: Live simply that others may live simply; Compassion: Love Everyone; Organic and Vegetarian Food; Gratitude and Sustainable Happiness; Non-violence, peace and happiness; How to balance “means” and “ends”?; Faith and Happiness; and Should you chase peace of happiness?
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development is an online environmental science course offered through Udemy. The course has no requirements or prerequisites besides access to a computer, mobile device, or television for watching the video lectures. For a price of $79.99, students receive access to 1.5 hours of video instruction and five downloadable resources. Among the topics covered are renewable energy, sustainable development, and environmental policy. Individuals who are interested in environmental lobbying are most likely to find the course beneficial.
Exploring Sustainable Living and Loving with Mogli is an online nature and environment course offered by Tommy Hilfiger through Future Learn. The class is completely free and has already been attended by more than 1500 students. Although the class is self-paced, the instructor recommends that students complete the coursework over two weeks, devoting about two hours of study time to the class each week. The lectures encourage students to explore how their choices impact the environment and introduces the importance of self-care. In addition, it equips students with tools for making healthier choices and outlines actions that can be taken to live more sustainably.