Earth Day 2024: Grow Your Sustainability Knowledge

Published Date: Apr 17, 2024

Did you know that the average human produces almost five pounds of garbage a day? Or that in Canada, on average, 600 million trees are planted every year? 

Originally founded in 1970, Earth Day is celebrated around the world, every year, on April 22nd. For CCUA, raising awareness for sustainable practices is not just a one day effort, but rather it’s done every day throughout the year through their integration of sustainable business practices and continuous learning about sustainability in the workplace and beyond.

This year, we wanted to highlight a few courses from our partners at Skillsoft that you can take today to keep your sustainability knowledge evergreen. If you’re interested in some quick, effective courses to elevate your sustainability knowledge, check out the following: 

  • Adopting a Green Lifestyle – This 20-minute course discusses how to reduce our environmental impact by adopting a green lifestyle. You’ll discover the current environmental issues, how lifestyle choices have changed the environment, and the actions that will help reduce this impact. 
  • Waste Reduction – This 26-minute course covers the definitions and methods for the 4Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle, and repair. It also covers sustainable consumption and production, the circular economy, and the methods to reduce waste in commercial offices. 
  • Clean, Green Energy Choices – This 37-minute course demonstrates how the environment provides multiple sources of clean energy and we need to take advantage of the technology available to us to harness energy from the resources at our disposal, such as solar, wind, and hydropower. It further covers ways to be more energy efficient. 

If you’re looking for a more in-depth journey towards a greener lifestyle, check out the following: 

  • Aspire Journey: Sustainability and Restoring Our Earth – This journey is just under three hours in length and provides a roadmap for broadening the knowledge and skills needed to understand how business sustainability works, and how to then take steps to make it part of your, and your organization’s, vision and strategy. 

Inspired? Click the courses above to kick off your sustainability learning journey today! 

If you don’t have a 2024 Skillsoft license, purchase one on CCUA Campus here.  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to