Certificate in Aquaculture - Patterns for Sustainable Industrial Development ENVI 5044   Patterns for Sustainable Industrial Development
It is becoming increasingly obvious that human economies depend on the products and services provided by healthy, functioning ecological systems. By studying the flow of materials and energy through industrial systems, industrial ecology identifies economic ways to lessen negative environmental impacts - through pollution prevention, innovative waste management strategies, improved energy efficiency, design for the environment, and promoting sustainability - within the carrying capacity of the surrounding ecosystems. The course will also include the social dimensions related to industrial ecology by focusing on the organization and management dimensions that are related to the reduction of industrial emissions, waste flows, energy use and usage of materials within in-company procedures and beyond the level of single organizations. The format will include lectures, seminars, discussion and guest speakers. This course is offered alternating years.