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Unit: Working sustainably

Section: Introduction

MSAENV272B: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Competencies covered

MSAENV272B: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


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What is the environment? Some people think of it as the whole of nature - in other words, the entire planet.

Other people think of it as just their immediate surroundings.

The fact is, it's both.

The environment is everywhere, which is why things that happen in one place can have such a significant effect somewhere else.

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What does it mean to work in an environmentally sustainable way? Basically, it's all about employing work practices that use up less natural resources and produce the minimum amount of waste and pollution.

The aim is to make sure that our activities don't hurt the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and enjoy a good quality of life.

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In this unit, we'll look at some of the work practices that can have a negative effect on the environment, and suggest ways of improving the way they're carried out.

We'll also examine the regulations that apply to environmental care, and how these translate into your own work processes.

And we'll discuss methods you can use to look for improvements in the environmental care practices you follow at work.

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Working through this unit

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There are three sections in this unit:

  1. Resources used at work

  2. Environmental issues

  3. Improving efficiency

Each section contains an overview, an assignment, and several lessons. The links to these pages will appear in the side menu bar when you select the main link for that section.

Click on the link below to go to the first section of this unit.

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