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Health Advocacy for the Environment - Chapter Summary
Use this informative chapter to look into the various types of behaviors that affect the health of our environment. Knowledgeable instructors discuss environmental sustainability as it relates to the agriculture, forestry and energy industries and identify behaviors that deplete our natural resources or pollute the air, water and soil.
The instructors also discuss environmentally responsible practices you can easily implement at home, such as composting and reducing waste. Various methods for saving electricity and preventing energy loss are discussed as well, along with strategies for cutting down on costs associated with heating and cooling. The lessons in this chapter discuss the following:
- Definition of environmental sustainability
- Examples of voluntary simplicity
- Complexities of sustainable consumption
- Types of chemical, physical and biological pollution
- Methods for reusing, recycling and reducing solid waste
- Differences between energy conservation and efficiency
Our short, entertaining instructional videos include tags that allow you to jump ahead or go back to main points covered by the instructors. There are also text transcripts if you'd rather access this information at a glance. Regardless of which format you choose, self-assessment quizzes are included to help confirm your understanding of the material found in each lesson.
1. Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application
Environmental sustainability allows for the needs of man to be met without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Learn applications of environmental sustainability, including sustainable agriculture, forestry and energy.
2. Human Behaviors that Threaten Environmental Sustainability
The environment has a remarkable ability to sustain itself. However, human behaviors disrupt the natural environment and threaten environmental sustainability. Learn how population growth, depletion of resources, and pollution threaten nature.
3. Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological
Pollution is the presence of unwanted substances in an environment. It is often the result of human interference. Learn about physical, chemical and biological pollutants and see examples of each.
4. Sustainable Consumption: Definition and Complexities
Sustainable consumption is the use of products and services that have a minimal impact on the environment so future generations can meet their needs. Learn about the benefits and the complexities that are associated with sustainable consumption.
5. Understanding Voluntary Simplicity as a Form of Sustainable Consumption
Voluntary simplicity is a form of sustainable consumption that involves a conscious decision to use fewer natural resources. Learn how following a voluntary simplicity lifestyle can meet your needs and desires and reduce damage to the environment.
6. The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle
Reduce, reuse, recycle! In this lesson, we will explore the three Rs of reducing solid waste. We will also investigate examples of each of the three Rs, and how people can do their part to help reduce solid waste.
7. What Is Composting? - Definition and Examples
In this lesson, we will explore the unique method of waste disposal where items are encouraged to rot. We will investigate the composting process, the benefits of composting, and examples of different types.
8. Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Examples and Differences
Saving energy is an important topic, but energy conservation and energy efficiency are not the same thing. Learn what the difference is and some examples of both energy conservation and energy efficiency.
9. Conserving Energy at Home: How to Be More Energy Efficient
Are you wondering how to make your home more energy efficient? Follow these measures to conserve energy, prevent energy loss, and make your home more comfortable, all while saving money.
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