About

With more than 7 billion people living on the planet, the need to live sustainably has never been greater. But let’s be honest... it’s a lot easier said than done. That’s why we’ve partnered with a leading zero waste specialist to bring you our first sustainable living video course.

Learn how to easily reduce your waste without spending an arm or a leg on expensive alternatives or sacrificing the things you love. Sustainability advocate, writer, and lecturer Gittemarie Johansen will teach you about plastic and recycling, the impact of food waste, how to bring sustainability into your home, and the benefits of green clothing and second hand shopping. 

Imagine being able to live a healthy and renewable life that gives you independence from expensive one time products. Reduce your waste and start living for the planet today.

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Introduction

  • Meet a zero waster
  • Course overview
  • An overview of sustainable lifestyles
  • Navigating sustainability
  • Looking for perfection

Module 2: Plastic and Recycling

  • The plastic issue
  • Plastic in nature
  • Easy alternatives to plastic
  • Typical recycling problems
  • The problem with landfills

Module 3: The Impact of Food

  • Our relationship with supermarkets
  • Avoiding food waste
  • Animal agriculture and its problems
  • Palm oil and other unsustainable plants
  • Do boycotts work

Module 4: Sustainability at Home

  • Sustainable special occasions
  • Construction, fuel and energy
  • Where waste comes from
  • When you live with others
  • The impact of electronics

Module 5: Green Clothing and Second-Hand Shopping

  • An introduction to fast fashion
  • How to dress sustainably
  • Natural versus sustainable materials
  • A guide to second-hand shopping
  • How to find truly sustainable companies

Career

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone interested in learning how to live more sustainably
  • Everyone searching for simple ways to start reducing their carbon footprint
  • All business owners looking to make their company more environmentally friendly

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

Creator

Gittemarie Johansen

Gittemarie Johansen is a full-time sustainability advocate, writer, and lecturer. She has a degree in English and Culture, but has been working with sustainability and activism for more than five years. She uses social media to show how she lives her daily life as a zero waster and creates content that makes it easy for you to do the same.

She also works closely with many organizations and NGOs to advocate for social issues and to push the sustainable agenda in the political discourse. She uses her online platforms to dismantle myths about plastic and pollution, and to deconstruct sustainability in a manner that makes it simpler for the everyday consumer to make those green transitions.

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    About

    With more than 7 billion people living on the planet, the need to live sustainably has never been greater. But let’s be honest... it’s a lot easier said than done. That’s why we’ve partnered with a leading zero waste specialist to bring you our first sustainable living video course.

    Learn how to easily reduce your waste without spending an arm or a leg on expensive alternatives or sacrificing the things you love. Sustainability advocate, writer, and lecturer Gittemarie Johansen will teach you about plastic and recycling, the impact of food waste, how to bring sustainability into your home, and the benefits of green clothing and second hand shopping. 

    Imagine being able to live a healthy and renewable life that gives you independence from expensive one time products. Reduce your waste and start living for the planet today.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Meet a zero waster
    • Course overview
    • An overview of sustainable lifestyles
    • Navigating sustainability
    • Looking for perfection

    Module 2: Plastic and Recycling

    • The plastic issue
    • Plastic in nature
    • Easy alternatives to plastic
    • Typical recycling problems
    • The problem with landfills

    Module 3: The Impact of Food

    • Our relationship with supermarkets
    • Avoiding food waste
    • Animal agriculture and its problems
    • Palm oil and other unsustainable plants
    • Do boycotts work

    Module 4: Sustainability at Home

    • Sustainable special occasions
    • Construction, fuel and energy
    • Where waste comes from
    • When you live with others
    • The impact of electronics

    Module 5: Green Clothing and Second-Hand Shopping

    • An introduction to fast fashion
    • How to dress sustainably
    • Natural versus sustainable materials
    • A guide to second-hand shopping
    • How to find truly sustainable companies

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Anyone interested in learning how to live more sustainably
    • Everyone searching for simple ways to start reducing their carbon footprint
    • All business owners looking to make their company more environmentally friendly

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    Creator

    Gittemarie Johansen

    Expertise:

    Gittemarie Johansen is a full-time sustainability advocate, writer, and lecturer. She has a degree in English and Culture, but has been working with sustainability and activism for more than five years. She uses social media to show how she lives her daily life as a zero waster and creates content that makes it easy for you to do the same.

    She also works closely with many organizations and NGOs to advocate for social issues and to push the sustainable agenda in the political discourse. She uses her online platforms to dismantle myths about plastic and pollution, and to deconstruct sustainability in a manner that makes it simpler for the everyday consumer to make those green transitions.

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    4393 Students

    highlight

    Guarantee

    highlight

    Accredited

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    Accredited