Free Online Course on Sustainability in Everyday Life

The Chalmers University of Technology is offering free online course on Sustainability in Everyday Life. In order to benefit fully from this course, students should have passed compulsory school at least 9 years and be comfortable working with a computer or similar device.

This course will arm students with the information and skills required to make more sustainable choices every day. This course will start on February 1, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 6-8 hours pw
Subject: Environmental Studies
Institution: Chalmers University of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $ 49
Session: Course Starts on February 1, 2018

Providers’ Details

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as our global vision.

About This Course

Daily headlines warn of new chemical dangers, species on the edge of extinction, global warming– framing our planet as “at risk.”

Some people stop listening, others get alarmed, while some others want to learn more in hopes of making a difference in the world.

Why Take This Course?

This course is organized into five key themes: chemicals, globalization, climate change, food and energy. These five themes represent challenges that people face day-to-day managing choices relating to sustainability.

In the final task of this course, you will demonstrate how you have acquired the skills and knowledge to organize your everyday life sustainably.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate the complexity of sustainable development and understand how it relates to everyday life.
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on the information flow from the public media.
  • Develop cognitive and decision-making skills that can be applied to issues and problems in everyday life.
  • How to discuss these topics appropriately, and encourage others to make informed decisions regarding sustainable living.


Anna Nyström Claesson

Anna Nyström Claesson is a senior lecturer in sustainable development at Environmental Systems Analysis and has long experience in teaching and developing courses in sustainable development for university engineering students.

Matty Janssen

Matty Janssen’s research focuses on environmental assessment of technologies for production of biofuels, bio-based chemicals and bio-based materials, at early stages of development.


In order to benefit fully from this course you should have passed compulsory school of at least 9 years and be comfortable working with a computer or similar device.

How To Join This Course

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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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