Environmental Management: Why is it so Important?

08/07/2022

Environmental management is the process of planning, organising, directing and controlling activities to minimise the negative impact of human activity on the environment. It is a relatively new field that emerged in the 1970s as a result of the environmental movement.  

The main goal of environmental management is to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in harmony. To do this, environmental managers must identify environmental issues, develop plans to address these issues and implement these plans.  

The aim of this blog is to explore why environmental management is important to protect our planet and how an MRes Environmental Management degree at the University of Bolton can help you build a successful career as an environmental manager, playing a direct role in preserving our beloved planet. 

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What to Expect by Studying MRes Environmental Management at Bolton University: 

- The course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) 
- This MRes in Environmental Management expertly combines study in our supportive higher education environment with practical work-based learning and focused research experience 
- You’ll have the opportunity to choose a specialism from environmental project management, meteorology, risk assessment, hazardous substances, and environmental media by selecting that option module and undertaking research activity in that area as part of the course 
- Industry experts from across the spectrum of environmental management disciplines are regularly invited to give guest lectures on contemporary practice, challenges and developments in the field 
- We’ll encourage you to develop a mastery of postgraduate-level research techniques and methodologies relevant to environmental management 
 
Why is Environmental Management Important? 

Environmental management is important because it helps to protect our planet and all its inhabitants. As human activity continues to increase, so too does our impact on the environment. If we do not manage this impact properly, we could see devastating consequences such as climate change, species extinction, and pollution. By implementing good environmental management practices, we can help to mitigate these risks and make sure that our planet remains habitable for future generations.
 
Putting this into consideration, let’s look at the three core pillars of environmental management... 
 
Pollution Prevention
 
Pollution prevention is the first pillar of environmental management because it is the best way to reduce our impact on the environment. This means avoiding or reducing activities that pollute the air, water, or land. Some examples of pollution prevention include using cleaner production methods, investing in renewable energy sources, and promoting recycling.  
 
Waste Reduction

This involves reducing the amount of waste produced by businesses and households. Some ways to reduce waste include investing in durable goods, repairing instead of replacing and composting organic waste.  
 
Resource Conservation 

This means using resources more efficiently so that we can preserve them for future generations. Some ways to conserve resources include turning off lights and electronics when they are not in use, using less water, and recycling materials instead of throwing them away. 
 
Environmental management is a vital part of protecting our planet for future generations. If you want to become a specialist in an industry that is so vital towards the future, then an MRes Environmental Management degree at the University of Bolton would be a great way of enhancing and pursuing your career ambitions.  

Click here to view our full course details and find out how to become a postgraduate member of the Bolton family! 

Speak to a member of our team by contacting us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or calling us on 01204 903807. 
 

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