Lecture6_Sustainability _ Environmental Issues

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Lecture 6 Sustainability and Environmental Issues
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Sustainability What is it? Why do we care? What should we do about it?
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What is Sustainability? At Georgia Tech, we define sustainability research as the inventing or reinventing of a process/product which minimizes detrimental effects on the environment and does not hinder economic growth There is not a universal consensus on what sustainability means
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What is Sustainability? Supporters of Sustainable Technology strive to find technological and economic advances that will not have harmful effects on future generations
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What is Sustainability? In business, sustainability means managing human and natural capital with the same vigor we apply to the management of financial capitol
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What is Sustainability? It means widening the scope of our awareness so we can understand fully the “true cost” of every decision we make
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Why do we care? Accreditation issues Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs
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Why do we care? … Students must be prepared for
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course ECE 4001 taught by Professor Frazier during the Spring '09 term at Georgia Tech.

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Lecture6_Sustainability _ Environmental Issues - Lecture 6...

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