Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainable Development Goal 12 is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

The courses listed below contain content relative to the pursuit of this goal.  Click through to read more about each course, and to be linked to the course page in the UTSC Calendar.

For more information on the Goal itself, visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg12

Plants and Society

BIOB38H3

This course will tax our planet’s ability to sustain life and environmentally sustainable food production will become more integral.

Human Health and the Environment

EESA10H3

This course explores the relationship between the incidence of disease in human populations and the environmental pollution.

Environmental Pollution

EESA11H3

This course illustrates the environmental effects of urban expansion, changing methods of agriculture, industrialization, recreation, resource extraction, energy needs and the devastation of war. 

Groundwater

EESC07H3

This basic course in hydrogeology introduces the principles of groundwater flow and aquifer storage and shows how a knowledge of these fundamental tools is essential for effective groundwater resource management and protection.

Sustainability in Practice

EESC34H3

This course is intended for students who would like to apply theoretical principles of environmental sustainability learned in other courses to real world problems.

Fundamentals of Site Remediation

EESD15H3

This course consists of a study of the ways in which hazardous organic and inorganic materials can be removed or attenuated in natural systems.

Project Management in Environmental Studies

EESD16H3

Supervision will be provided by a faculty member with active research in geography, ecology, natural resource management, environmental biology, or geosciences as represented within the departments.

Water Quality Control

STEB42H3

The characteristics of raw water and wastewater, water supply systems, sources of supply, methods of treatment, alternative sources of water and methods of distribution.

Sustainability in Practice

EESC34H3

This course is intended for students who would like to apply theoretical principles of environmental sustainability learned in other courses to real world problems.

Knowledge, Ethics and Environmental Decision-Making

ESTC36H3

Current national, regional and local problems will be discussed in class to help students critically analyze the roots of the problems and possible approaches to decision-making in a context of pluralism and complexity.

Cohort Capstone Course in Environmental Studies

ESTD17Y3

This course is designed to provide a strong interdisciplinary focus on specific environmental problems including the socioeconomic context in which environmental issues are resolved. 

Development and Environment

IDSB02H3

The influences of development on the global environment; species extinction, loss of productive land, reduced access to resources, declining water quality and quantity, and climate change.

Environmental Internship

SOED01H3

This course offers students the opportunity to gain practical research experience as an intern with an environmental organization.