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This short trip shows how an environmental
practitioner can be motivated through growing environmental
awareness of the problems, check out relevant information
to carry out an environmental risk assessment, then plan
to reduce environmental impacts, and finally promote the wider
vision of sustainable development.
Before you start you may like to test your
knowledge about environmental matters at work with an interactive
The tour starts with the big
environmental issues. Choose one of the seven
main environmental issues you want to find out more about.
You will find that there are "pop up's"
that give you a 'factoid" and "more info" buttons
that lead to more in depth information - here concerning climate
change. Everywhere you can access other relevant outside
web sites. We have permission to link with over 60 organisations.
each stage, there are activities to translate the text into
learning by doing. E.g With Activity
1.1 you work out the possible impacts when carrying out
an everyday activity like making a cup of tea. The activities
get progressively more practical and more related with the
workplace. There are guides for
each unit and a site_map if you get lost.
The next unit equips potential practitioners with ways
to help managers of environmental management systems. One
of the first things to do is clarify the meaning of "aspects"
and "impacts", so there is an interactive drop
and drag game to your understanding.
are layers of information about energy,
and food, and environmental
law to help you
carry out an environmental risk assessment. This is used to
set targets against indicators
and measure progress.
Unit 3 turns environmental policies into work
practices and is based on a set of nine
principles for environmental improvement. One of the principles
is Environmental Management, where you can take a quiz
to test your EM knowledge. People check out how principles
become practices and then take steps
to carry out environmental practices - hence the name of the
Environmental Practitioner Programme.
The final unit gets Environmental Practitionersto step outside
their own organisation and find out what
is meant by sustainable development before checking what
other companies may doing to promote sustainable development.
They then suggest
ways of working with partners to
help promote sustainable development.
our online materials are written for competence-based assessment
and have been piloted among
small, medium and large companies. The materials have been
written to comply where possible with existing national training
standards (see the national environment
training framework), or for internal continuing professional
development. The Environmental Practitioner Programme is suitable
for candidates at Advanced Level (or level 3 in NVQ speak).
completed the programme, Environmental Practitioners can help
achieve the targets set by ISO 14001, make suggestions for
improvements for environment and the bottom line, and help
support all employees either complying
with ISO 14001 or improving environmental
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