Agriculture is the world’s single largest driver of climate change and the sector most affected by it. Agricultural irrigation has doubled in the past 50 years and now consumes greater than 70 per cent of global freshwater withdrawals while synthetic fertilizer use increased 500 per cent. The work of UVic’s Ecogastronomy Research Group (ERG) makes the case that the most robust path to environmental health and a sustainable food future depends on producing higher-quality food. In this course, you will learn that sustainability is not achieved by living with less; it is achieved by living better.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).