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Continuing Education - Sustainability
Member Price$100.00
Non-Member Price$150.00
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Course Information:
 
Sustainability
The Sustainability course focuses on Phase 3 of the Shop! Value Cycle – Build and will take approximately sixty minutes to complete.

Successful completion of the Sustainability course will provide current Shop! MaRC holders with 1 PDU in Build towards their tri-annual recertification.
 
Summary
What legacy do you want to leave behind at the end of your life? It’s a question that sounds like it belongs in a philosophy class rather than a Retail eLearning course. But this is the fundamental purpose behind sustainability. Sustainability is basically the capacity to endure.  The most widely known and often used definition of sustainability is a result of the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development, which defined it as: “Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
 
Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you should be able to:

 

  1. Define sustainability.
  2. Discuss how a proposed sustainability strategy affects each of the three areas of The Triple Bottom line.
  3. Describe why retailers need to pay attention to sustainability trends.
  4. Characterize the state of green building in retail.
  5. Identify factors that influence green building decisions.
  6. Explain the benefits retailers gain by building green.
  7. Describe how the use of integrative design affects building green decisions.
  8. Identify characteristics of sustainable retail fixtures and construction material.
  9. Describe how the use of life-cycle assessments affects green marketing decisions.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of product Eco labels and what they communicate.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge of green building rating systems.
  12. Explore options for benchmarking sustainability efforts.