Theories and Principles of Sustainability

Theories and Principles of Sustainability

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The episode explains the term “sustainability” and traces its roots back to pre-historic times, from Aztecs to ancient Indian literature. The various principles and theories around sustainable development and sustainable practices will also be discussed.
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Sustainable development has been practiced since pre-historic times, when people were only living as hunter-gatherers or farmers. In this course, we will explore the diverse range of sustainable practices that are scattered throughout our history and why it is important for modern day society to learn from them.   

Learning Objectives

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  • Learn why historical analysis is needed for developing a better understanding of the term sustainability 
     
  • Discover how sustainability was practiced by the Aztec civilisation  
     
  • Understand why biological conservation is important for the Indian civilisations  
     
  • Get a glimpse into the bond that exists between the environment and the indigenous people of Africa
     
  • Whether sustainable development was important or not for the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilisations 
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Prajeeth Sitherasenan

I am the Community Lead for the SDG Plus Community. Passionate about environmental science, conservation, consultancy and sustainable development. I hold a degree in BSc Environmental Science and MSc Sustainability from University of Leeds.

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