Synopsis: This program has been designed to help individuals better understand how economic activity – and the programmatic decisions it drives – may impact the health of the environment and society.
Start Time: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:30 AM
End Time: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:45 PM
Location: Cook Student Center
Address: 59 Biel Road
Campus: George H. Cook
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/er0113ca.html
Contact Name: Carol Broccoli
Contact Email: broccoli@njaes.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7207
Additional Information:

This class is part of the NJ Recycling Certification Series.

The course will examine how and why natural resources are often undervalued or ignored completely by traditional accounting practices and economic data. It also will discuss why natural assets, such as clean air and water, tend to be abused precisely because they are the "common property" of society at large.

Specific topics will include:

  • What is sustainability—and why should we care?
  • Why people, communities and nations overwhelm natural resources
  • Global climate change—real numbers and predicted costs
  • Industrial ecology—how does it fit in
  • Systems analysis and process improvement—evaluating what YOU do
Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public