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    Living Sustainably Lecture 1  Professor Lisa Greenwood
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    Objectives Discuss the following topics: environmental science Sustainability Growth vs. development End-of-pipe controls vs. proactive solutions Carrying capacity Principles of sustainable development Renewable vs. nonrenewable resources Environmental protection stages Environmental protection in the U.S. Encouraging trends in environmental protection
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    Environmental Science An applied science that focuses on how  we affect and interact with the  environment Draws from other sciences and the  humanities Requires multidisciplinary approach: Science, technology AND human factors
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    Evolution of Environmental Protection Environmental protection has evolved: From piecemeal to comprehensive efforts From reactive to proactive  moving toward sustainable development development w/o destruction
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    Evolution of Environmental Protection Stage 1 (1950’s) Fragmented Symptoms-oriented Focused on water pollution and end-of-pipe controls Stage 2 (1970 to today) Comprehensive Symptoms-oriented National standards, “command and control” regulation States encouraged to undertake environmental protection
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