Join Life Cycle Thinking Online Course


Calling all ATHENA students to register to “Life Cycle Thinking” course organized by VILNIUS TECH Sustainability HUB.

Online course starts on 8th of April, 2024

Duration: 8 weeks. Each Monday online contact lectures: 14.00 – 16.25 EET

Course with practical homework 3 ECTS

About the course:

Life cycle thinking is a comprehensive approach to evaluating the environmental, social, and economic impacts of a product or process throughout its entire life span, from idea, raw material extraction to disposal or recycling. It offers a holistic perspective, emphasizing interconnectedness and the importance of considering all stages to prevent unintended negative consequences. By understanding the full spectrum of impacts, it fosters informed decision-making and proactive sustainability measures, urging a shift from isolated solutions to integrated, long-term strategies. This thinking aims to ensure balanced and sustainable choices by highlighting the intricate web of implications in our choices.

You will learn:

In this course, you will learn about the life cycle, which includes the environmental, social, and economic assessment and understanding of the impact of a product or service throughout its lifespan from conception to end-of-life or recycling. You will also learn how to calculate CO2, water, energy, and other pollution footprints.

Content of the course:

  1. What is Life Cycle Thinking? Why take a life cycle approach?
  2. Life Cycle Thinking for policy and business.
  3. Quantifying Life Cycle Thinking with Life Cycle Assessment
  4. Different types of assessment.
  5. Ensuring quality and consistency: recommended methods and data.
  6. Normalization of results, methods of comparing results of different nature, multi-criteria evaluation, determination of weighting indicators.
  7. Life cycle assessment for decision making and planning.
  8. Making sustainable consumption and production a reality.

 Registration here.

Deadline for registration: April 5th, 2024