What is it?
Sustainability is the ability to continue a defined behavior indefinitely. To define what environmental sustainability is we turn to the experts.
Environmental sustainability is the rates of renewable resource harvest, pollution creation, and non-renewable resource depletion that can be continued indefinitely. If they cannot be continued indefinitely then they are not sustainable.
Sustainable communities share a common purpose: places where people thrive to enjoy good health and create a high quality of life. A sustainable community reflects the interdependence of economic, environmental, and social issues by acknowledging that regions, cities, towns and rural lands must continue into the future without diminishing the land, water, air, natural and cultural resources that support them. Housing, transportation and resource conservation are managed in ways that retain the economic, ecological and scenic values of the environment. And they are communities where the consumption of fossil fuels, emissions of greenhouse gases, water resources and pollution are minimized.
Land pollution is the degradation of the Earth's surface caused by a misuse of resources and improper disposal of waste. Some examples of land pollution include:
Litter found on the side of the road
Illegal dumping in natural habitats
Oil spills that happen inland
The use of pesticides and other farming chemicals
Damage and debris caused from unsustainable mining and logging practices
Radiation spills or nuclear accidents
Land pollution is responsible for damage done to natural habitat of animals, deforestation and damage done to natural resources, and the general uglying up of our communities
Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time. Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions. Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonic , and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as global warming.
A way for this to be fixed well helped at least are to make better use of things that we have control of. Such as things that we use in our household that can be made better, at your job, at school, on the road etc...
taking actions with those things will help us preserve our environment and sustain it.
The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. Biodiversity and sustainable nutrition with a food-based approach. Biodiversity, nutrition and human well-being in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Ensuring agriculture biodiversity and nutrition remain central to addressing the MDG1 hunger target.
Dynamic conservation of globally important agricultural heritage systems: for a sustainable agriculture and rural development. Sustainable crop production intensification. Sustainability and diversity along the food chain. Animal genetic diversity and sustainable diets. Aquatic biodiversity for sustainable diets: The role of aquatic foods in food and nutrition security. Dietary behaviours and pratices: Determinants, actions, outcomes
For the Environment
#1 Honda New Insight
Description: 1.3 IMA ES
Category: Small Family
Transmission: Continuously-variable automatic
Fuel: Petrol Hybrid, 53 mpg
Engine Capacity: 1339 cc
CO2 Emission: 101 g/km
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