Higher education is extremely important. It opens windows, broadens horizons, presents new possibilities and leads people down paths better suited to their aspirations and dreams. However, higher education also results in a lot of pollution and energy consumption due to commuting, the running of institutions, and student accommodation.

This video from the Interactive Design Institute explains the benefits of online learning and how it can help create a more sustainable society. Online degrees aren't for everyone, but discovering more about what's available and whether it's right for you could mean the difference between a carbon footprint that stands out from the crowd and one that's barely perceptible.