Sustainability

by: Griffin Campbell

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable energy is the form of energy obtained from non-exhaustible resources, such that the provision of this form of energy serves the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. An example of sustainable energy would be the use of solar power or the use of wind power. In using this method of Solar or Wind power in order to generate electricity, we can end up creating an amazing world without the need for fossil fuels.

Sustainable Climate

Climate change is an inevitable and urgent global challenge with long-term implications for the sustainable development of all countries. For many, a warming climactic system is expected to impact the availability of basic necessities like freshwater, food security, and energy, while efforts to redress climate change, both through adaptation and mitigation, will similarly inform and shape the global development agenda. In order to stop the ominous climate change, we must try and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that are in use in our ecosystem. In order to do this the public must be informed about the impending danger that climate change could bring if not solved.
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Sustainable Waste Management

Waste management is a huge issue in our world today from recycling the right materials, to throwing away the wrong ones. In order for these issues to be solved, we will need the public's support so that they can educated on these topics. Waste Management Inc. offers classes on recycled items and what happens to them, as well as what happens to recyclables if they are put in the trash. in order to find the necessary means of fixing the growing landfill problems, the people need to know what to do with their trash.
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Pollution and How We Can Stop it

Pollution affects all the elements of an ecosystem, including air, water and soil. Solutions must be found to combat all types of pollution so that delicate ecosystems can thrive once again.

Clean energy is renewable energy which doesn't deplete natural resources or cause environmental harm. Renewable energy includes bio-energy, wind, hydroelectricity, solar and geothermal energy.

  • Bio-energy is produced from living things such as trees and plants. Certain crops are grown, such as corn and soybeans and harvested to produce energy in the form of bio-fuel.
  • Wind turbines convert kinetic energy by moving air into mechanical energy, which is then converted into electricity. No emissions or solid wastes are produced during the production wind energy, but can often have the negative impact of noise pollution.
  • Hydroelectricity is electricity produced by the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. Many of the world's dams also serve as hydroelectric plants. This is currently the most widely used form of renewable energy.
  • Solar power is energy produced from the heat and light of the sun.
  • Geothermal energy is the naturally occurring thermal energy that is produced by the Earth's molten inner core.

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Sustainable Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the Variety of life on Earth and is essential to sustaining the living networks and systems that provide us all with health, wealth, food, fuel and the vital services our lives depend on. In order to preserve biodiversity, we must as a the human race being at the top of the food chain, know the limits to which we must go and the consequences that come with over stepping the boundaries. At some point in life a person has to realize that the human race is not the only race/organism on this earth. We as humans need to accept that, because if a species becomes extinct, then another species becomes extinct and the cycle continues. We as people need to get it through our thick skulls that without other species it would be hard to live and that we need biodiversity in this world.
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Sustainable Resource Use

We all use a range of resources everyday from the energy we use in our homes and the food we eat to the water, products and raw materials we consume. We need to be more sustainable in the way we use these resource by preventing and reducing waste, being more efficient in the way we use resources and using more renewable resources. Now most countries have a sustainable resource act that helps them with waste and how much they use, but there are developing countries that have more to worry about than that of resource use. In order for resource use to actually work, we would need the full cooperation of all countries in the entire world and there consent to abide by the laws set in place. Sustainability can be achieved it is just going to take some work.
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How It's All Conected

If thought about, every one of these six factors effects the other. Pollution effects the Biodiversity, which effects the Climate because without certain animals, the world struggles to survive. And if we think about Waste Management, it goes hand in hand with pollution. The preservation of the fossil fuels that we use every day, directly effects the sustainable energy that we need to find because of the fact that the fossil fuels are depleting. In other words, all of these six directly and indirectly effects the other.

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