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SCI-2020 Introduction to Sustainability

Week 7 Resources

Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week’s assignments. The resources may include textbook reading assignments, journal articles, websites, links to tools or software, videos, handouts, rubrics, etc.

Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

In this section of your textbook, you will learn of the challenges of continued reliance on fossil energy. You will also understand the motivations and time scale for transitions in energy use.

Chapter 8 Sustainable Energy Systems

Read from page 303 to page 399 

Theis, T. & Tomkin, J. (Eds.). (2018). Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation. OpenStax CNX. 4b2b-a91e-003e6f587263@45.1

Renewables on the Rise

In the following video, you will learn about renewables and why thy are on the rise. This videos is an important part of sustainably and will help you better understand the vital role renewables play in global local and global efforts.

Cable News Network (CNN) (Producer), & . (2018). Renewables on the rise. [Video/DVD] CNN Newsource Sales.

Finding New Synergies between Water and Energy

By watching this webinar, you will be exposed to ways existing proven technologies into sustainable systems that can be integrated to provide access to fresh water, generate green electricity, and manage renewable energy intermittency. In this webinar, MIT presents its concept of an integrated pumped hydro reverse osmosis system.

Clean Energy Solutions Center. (2018, May 8). Finding New Synergies between Water and Energy [Video]. YouTube.


Geotherm Energy

The follow is an informative videos on the lnik between geothermal energy and sustainability.

Tim Van Blaricom, & Kyle Justice (Producers), & Tim, V. B. and Justice, K. (Directors). (2014). Geothermal energy. [Video/DVD] Film Ideas.

LinkedIn contribution page- Sustainable Energy Solutions

Scan through the articles and discussion provide by the professional business Sustainable Energy Solutions on the LinkedIn website. Not only can you find groups and business interested in sustainable living her on LinkedIn, but on other platforms such as twitter and Facebook. As you read through the articles and posts, think about why so many businesses and individuals take to be part of this effort and injecting their ideas on digital platforms. 

Sustainable Energy Solutions (2020). Renewables & Environment. [LinkedIn].