ENV 100 Week 5 Gamescape Summary - Jenna Hall ENV/100...

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Jenna Hall ENV/100 April 18, 2016 Gamescape Summary Describe how you would balance the needs of Sparksville's environment and economy. Explain your reasoning. As the mayor of Sparksville, I have learned that environmental sustainability has always been an important factor in Sparksville's economic growth, largely due to the amount of revenue that the city earns through tourism. When our local ecosystems thrive, such as rivers, reservoirs, and prairie dog lands, tourists flock to the region to see these attractions, which boosts the local economy. Although it may cost slightly more to use renewable energy sources, we are able to preserve the local ecosystems which continue to increase revenue for tourism, which helps balance the cost of our environmentally friendly practices. As long as we continue to practice sustainability and protect our ecosystems, Sparksville's economy should continue to grow as the next mayor continues with these plans. Based on your experience of 25 years in Sparksville and this course, what do you consider

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