Do More, Waste Less: An Introduction to a Greener Economy


This module provides and overview of the circular economy and how it addresses the climate emergency and global, national, and local sustainability challenges. It invites learners to reflect on their own input to these and provides an overview of the key definitions and activities of the circular economy. It outlines the roles of those involved in moving to a circular and greener economy, and highlights the economic, social, environmental and employment opportunities.

The objectives of this module are:

  • To explore the three pillars of sustainability and the United Nations’ seventeen sustainable development goals.
  • To understand human impacts on the planet and the need for a circular economy.
  • The introduce key concepts of a circular economy.
  • To identify how the concepts of a circular economy can be applied in work and personal contexts.

This module is for those wanting to obtain a generic understanding of sustainability and a greener economy. Those who are concerned about the state of the environment and want to explore how they can make a difference through their actions. Those wishing to work or set up a business or social enterprise using a circular economy model but need more information.


Delivered by a range of local organisations across Kent; Brighton & Hove; Essex and Peterborough, online.

Module length

2.5 - 3 hours.


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