Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application


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Which of the following descriptions best explains environmental sustainability?

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1. Which of the following is an application of environmental sustainability?

2. Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning sustainable agriculture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As more people have become aware of the need to protect and preserve the environment, the concept of environmental sustainability has become a key theme in how we treat and use natural resources. The quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of environmental sustainability and the benefits of sustainable practices in meeting human needs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of environmental sustainability
  • Practices that characterize sustainable agriculture
  • How environmental sustainability relates to energy
  • Methods used in sustainable forestry
  • Sources of sustainable energy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key phrases related to environmnetal sustainability such as sustainable agriculture and selective logging
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge of environmental sustainability to answer questions about the use of natural resources
  • Making connections - use your understanding of environmental sustainability to examine the challenges and benefits of sustainable practices

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the characteristics of environmental sustainability. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define environmental sustainability
  • Understand the benefits of environmentally sustainable practices
  • Understand the risks of unsustainable exploitation of natural resources
  • Compare the pros and cons of industrial agriculture
  • Understand the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources