Sustainability Courses: Upskill or Retrain in 2020
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been interested in studying sustainability for quite some time. The environment and climate change were big issues when I was at university in the 90s. If you read my about page, you’ll see I had a website in this field from 2005-2010. I always wanted to get further involved but remained on the sidelines for various reasons.
The question for me has always been, 'what to do in sustainability?'. It’s a broad field covering all industries. If you look at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you’ll see there are 17 goals or global challenges we face. These sustainability goals were agreed upon in 2015 but we are still so far from achieving them.
One of my biggest regrets is not continuing with my green living website and furthering my education. I think I would have more purpose in my life right now if I had pursued environmental studies or social justice. Returning to university or taking online sustainability courses would have put me on a completely different path in life. Of course, there were fewer online learning opportunities back then but continuing my formal education with postgraduate study was definitely a possibility.