SUSD 3000: Sustainable Lifestyles
Summer I, Summer II, Fall, Spring,
$ USD 1010
This course builds upon the results of the Global Survey on Sustainable Lifestyles (GSSL), established in the 2011 document Visions for Change: Recommendations for Effective Policies on Sustainable Lifestyles, which incorporates the voices of 8,000 young adults from 20 different countries.
With half the world’s population under 30 years of age, Visions for Change stresses the importance of listening to youth and provides valuable insight into how to build sustainable lifestyles (SLs) with a youth-centered focus. Sustainable lifestyles, which promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, represent an essential component of sustainable development.
In September of 2015, the United Nations General Assembly approved the post-2015 development agenda Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity over the next 15 years, and includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that provide a holistic framework and the basis for the development of SLs.
The main objective of the course is designed to give youth a voice and work together to better understand and educate young adults, therefore empowering them to create their own positive versions of SLs and become agents of change.
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"I became way more curious about the world, I want to travel more now, I want to meet more people, learn more things, and I’ve made a lot of friends both Costa Rican and American and from all over the world"