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Green Fundamentals   

Year Granted: 2010
Institute: Element K

Course Type: Self-paced Courses

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hours 45 minutes

CEU Credits: 0.2

The green wave is here. You are bombarded by advertisements for every imaginable green product, from hybrid cars, to laundry detergents, to light bulbs, to greeting cards made from recycled paper-each one claiming to be something you need to create a healthy environment. In this course, you will learn what it means to be green, why it matters, and why becoming greener-especially for businesses-is difficult. You will became more aware of the ways in which your business consumes energy, relies on water, generates waste, and relies on transportation. From this increased awareness, you will identify strategies that your business might pursue to reduce its energy consumption, conserve water, reduce waste, and improve transportation efficiency. You will also learn about three government-sponsored programs-ENERGY STAR, WaterSense, and WasteWise-that can help your business develop its strategies.

This course carries the following professional education credits: 0.2 CEUs and 1.75 HRPUs. For more information on these accreditation bodies, please visit www.elementk.com/products/certification-and-accreditation.

In this course, you will identify the major factors that drive the green movement and identify strategies for improving sustainability in your organization.

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