CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

In this short introductory course, uncover what life cycle assessment (LCA) is and how to apply life cycle thinking to your creative decision making. We run through how to do a life cycle map as we uncover the secret lives of everyday things and discover ways of accessing life cycle data. Gain the skills to do quick, paper-based life cycle explorations for comparing products and services, know when and how to get LCA data, and then support and apply all the new knowledge through practice exercises.
CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT YOU WILL UNCOVER IN THIS COURSE

  • Uncover what life cycle assessment is and how to apply life cycle thinking in your day to day design decision making

  • Learn how to do life cycle mapping of products and services

  • Find relevant life cycle data and learn to review and assess effective life cycle reports

  • Apply the knowledge through practical activities and downloadable worksheets

  • Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    Instructor Bio:

    Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative changemaker pioneer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As the founder of the UnSchool and creator of the Disruptive Design Method, Leyla weaves together her skills as a designer, sociologist, and social entrepreneur to create highly immersive educative experiences. She is a renowned international expert on systems thinking and sustainability, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people with the tools to intervene and change systems to make the status quo obsolete. Sought after for her unique approach to activating positive social change by design, Leyla's main-stage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she is the author of several handbooks, as well as an op ed contributor for major publications like the New York Times.

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

COURSE CONTENT

  • 01
    Welcome
    Show Content
    • Welcome to Our Introductory Class on Life Cycle Thinking
    • A Welcome Message From Leyla
    • A quick note...before you start
  • 02
    Life Cycle Thinking
    Show Content
    • Watch: What is Life Cycle Thinking?
    • Read: What is Life Cycle Thinking?
    • Watch: Life Cycle Thinking and Sustainability
    • Read: Life Cycle Stages
    • Read: How to do Life Cycle Mapping
    • Do: Do A Life Cycle Map
    • Read: Understanding Inputs and Outputs
    • Read: Tips for Developing a Life Cycle Approach
    • Download: Life Cycle Mapping Worksheet
    • Download: Life Cycle Thinking Activity Pack
    • Read: Functional Units, Goal and Scope
    • Read: Life Cycle Thinking Tools
  • 03
    Reflection
    Show Content
    • Knowledge Check
    • A Message From Leyla
    • Feedback

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