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Sustainability at home and in the workplace eLearning

ResourceAware-iconResourceAware [90 minutes]

£75 per learner, not including VAT


With global issues relating to climate change either already here or rapidly approaching, sustainability both at home and in the workplace has become more important than ever. This resource awareness course is designed to give you the knowledge to take positive steps forward with your water sustainability, energy sustainability, and waste management, so you can apply it to your home life and share it in the workplace as well.

This modular 3-part course is aimed at businesses and organisations who are looking to improve their environmental standing not just through their own actions, but also by providing direct support to their employees, so they can make a positive impact at home, and maintain that throughout the workday. 

Individuals who are looking to make a change to become more sustainable and eco-friendly will also benefit greatly from this course, which can help them find simple and actionable solutions to long-term sustainability issues.

This course, known as ResourceAware, can be accessed at any time through the Rio Engage platform. There are no practical activities or workshops to be taken in this course, and everything you need to complete this course is also available through Rio Engage. A course tutor is also readily available to help you answer any questions you may have during the course.

This course comes in three parts, which you can pick up and put down as and when you need.


ResourceAware Course Overview

Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of the three modules within this course, you will have:

  • Knowledge of water sustainability practices at home.
  • Knowledge of energy sustainability practices at home.
  • A deeper understanding of waste management at home.
  • The knowledge to manage water, waste and energy better in the workplace.
  • The skills to offer advice to others with the aim to improve sustainability throughout your team.


There are no assessments to complete for this course.

Course length

This resource awareness course lasts for approximately 90 minutes over three modules.

Is this an online or on-site course?

This course is only available online through the Rio Engage platform.


*If you are new to Rio, you will be directed to our Rio platform where you will need to complete one form to register before purchasing the course. If you are already an Engage user, you will be directed straight to the shopping cart. For all other users, please contact your System Administrator.


Why is it important to be able to manage sustainability at home and in the workplace?

It may be some time until businesses and governments around the world take the required steps to improve sustainability, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and create and work towards new legislation that enforces those transitions. Until that time, we can still do our best to live eco-friendly and sustainable lives, hopefully reducing damage from major issues like single-use plastic reliance by simply buying loose fruit and vegetables, and using a refill shop.

Having teams trained in sustainability can also be greatly beneficial to businesses. Recycling drives, team workshops and nature days can have a dual benefit:

  1. They can improve your team's outlook towards sustainability, and give a greater appreciation of nature. 

  2. These events can be used to improve the overall reputation of your business through social media and other marketing efforts. As long as you are taking active steps towards other sustainability initiatives and goals as a business alongside these team sustainability efforts, you can avoid accusations of greenwashing.
This sustainability at home and in the workplace eLearning course will help guide you and your teams in taking those actionable steps towards sustainability. It offers a range of information for the home, and provides a number of workplace examples where more sustainable practices could be implemented to aid in the long term impact of your businesses carbon footprint.

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How can I practice sustainability at home?

There are a number of ways you can practice sustainability at home, with this eLearning course expanding on the below points.
  • Avoid disposable items like single-use plastics, plastic cutlery, coffee cups, and other single-use items.
  • Reduce the amount you travel by car. Consider public transport or travel by bike or foot.
  • Learn how to recycle properly.
  • Use homemade cleaning products, free of dangerous chemicals.
  • Cut down on the amount of energy you use, or look into green alternatives like solar panels.
  • Build a sustainable garden, with bug-friendly spaces.
  • Be conscious of your water usage.
  • Adopt a flexitarian diet, reducing or avoiding meat.
  • Buy fewer items, like clothing, if you don’t need them.
  • Buy products with no packaging or reduced packaging, like loose fruit and vegetables.
  • Shop locally, and support small businesses like greengrocers.
  • Avoid food waste.

What is refill shopping?

Refill shopping is where you take your own containers to a local refill shop (usually small independent businesses), and fill the containers with what you need instead of buying a pre-packaged product. This massively reduces the amount of waste created in the home, while still allowing access to staples like rice, pasta, cooking oils and other eco-friendly alternatives. Refill shops are becoming increasingly popular, with pressure building on supermarkets to begin offering their own refill stations.

Are there any entry requirements to this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Can this course be given to a group in the workplace?

While we do not deliver this course directly to workplaces, Rio Learn allows businesses to buy this course in bulk, at a discounted rate. Participants will then receive access to the course on the Rio Engage platform, where they can take the course either at work or at home. Get in touch to discuss your bulk discount today.

What do I need to access and complete this course?

The only thing you will need to access and complete this course is your Rio Engage login, which you will receive upon purchasing the course.

Are there any further course materials I or my team need?

Everything you need to complete this course can be found within Rio Engage. There are no further course materials you will need.

Can I track the progress of my teams taking part in the course online?

If you wish to track the progress of your teams, simply reach out to our customer support team today. We can organise an administrator account specifically for you, which allows you to view the progress made by your team.

What are the benefits of having a workforce trained in this course?

Workforces trained in this course will be able to take positive steps and make actionable goals in helping themselves and your business become more sustainable over the short and long term. This can have knock on effects, helping to improve the reputation of your business while also potentially improving the mental health of your teams.

What are the benefits of training in the workplace vs training online?

Training is only available online through Rio Engage, and users who take this course will have the benefit of a study tutor available to help at any point during the course.

Can I get a discount if I buy in bulk?

Yes! Please get in touch if you would like to buy in bulk, and we will arrange a discount for you.

Can I buy this course for individual use?

This course is open to both teams and individuals and offers great benefits to both. With this in mind, if you wish to learn more on your own, you are more than welcome to purchase and access the course at your leisure.

When can I access this eLearning course?

You can access this course as soon as you receive your Rio Engage login, which will be emailed to you once the course has been purchased. You will be able to access this course at any time, alongside any other Rio Learn courses you own.


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If you’d like to expand your learning even further, why not take a look at our other Rio Learn courses? We offer a number of subject areas, from energy management and ESG, to environmental management, healthcare waste, and more. A number of our courses are also approved by professional bodies like IEMA, The Energy Institute, and the Royal College of Nursing, so you will be receiving exceptional levels of education.

Rio is also at the forefront of ESG software. The Rio ESG platform utilises AI-driven software to help businesses and organisations measure, track and report on their ESG efforts. It houses a number of frameworks for you to work with, and provides space for each part of ESG so you can keep a top-level view, or take a granular approach.