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Fundamentals of Sustainable Living

by The Great Courses
$49.99$169.99

Become an active participant in the worldwide sustainability revolution.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable guidebook with summaries, questions to consider and suggested reading
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

How it works

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

You may already reduce, reuse and recycle, but there’s so much more to living a sustainable lifestyle. Here, Prof. Lonnie A. Gamble takes you from the concepts of sustainability to their practical applications from a thriving community orchard to his own greenhouse. Discover concrete practices you can integrate into your everyday life — whether you live on a farm or in a city apartment — to save money, live healthier, and make a positive impact on the world.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Making Your Lifestyle Footprint Regenerative
30:10
Meet your instructor, Lonnie Gamble, and start class by considering what it means to live sustainably. Discover how your choices of home, food, transportation and energy promote a sustainable lifestyle.
2. Sustainable Energy Options
27:34
3. Sustainable Building Choices
31:43
4. Cultivating Sustainable Landscapes
31:50
5. Fresh Food From Your Own Garden
27:30
6. Winter Gardening
28:36
7. Sustainable Water Use
30:17
8. Transportation Alternatives & the Ecocity
34:31
9. Sustainable Products for the Home
28:30
10. Green Economics: Living Well
30:23
11. Inner Dimensions of Sustainability
29:17
12. Shifting to a Sustainable Worldview
33:34

Taught by

Lonnie A. Gamble
Lonnie A. Gamble
Lonnie A. Gamble is an award-winning assistant professor of Sustainable Living and co-director of the Sustainable Living Program at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. Prof. Gamble holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, where he's been teaching since 2003. He's also founded half a dozen companies in the areas of renewable energy, telecommunications, sustainable building and development and sustainable agriculture, in addition to a consulting practice in the design of high-performance buildings and renewable energy systems.

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