RNR paper - As our nation continues to grow, so does the...

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As our nation continues to grow, so does the need to develop sustainable lifestyle practices that improve the way we consume natural resources and inhabit the land. When policies/action items are implemented within a community, each has a unique influence within its specific category as well as across the other categories of the sustainability paradigm. The human race has taken for granted what the Earth has to offer and we continue to abuse our limited resources; having no regard for the future. Developing sustainable policies allows for innovation and creativity that helps give back to the Earth, rather than sucking dry natural resources. As more and more developments/cities take up what is left the of land our nation has to offer, humans must find better ways to coexist with nature. Certain measures must be taken to find ways to give back and limit what we take away from nature. Environmental Policy : Tax cuts for house developers who make water drainage friendly developments By shaping the growth of new developments around the idea of friendly water drainage systems, planners and residents will realize that there is much to be gained across all three categories of the sustainability paradigm. Environment: This policy’s main focus is to preserve the land that future generations hope to live on by creating better water drainage systems. The development of cities/communities leaves the land victim to impervious barriers (concrete, sidewalks, freeways, streets, etc.) that prevent the land from reclaiming rainfall and snowmelt. As both the population and possibility of another drought continue to increase, there is dire need for communities
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course RNR 256 taught by Professor Esparza during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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