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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to
Environmental Some terms you should
Nutrient Recycling History
History Roots of Ecology lie in Natural History Need to understand distribution and
abundance of organisms
abundance History cont.
was that nature was
Malthus History Cont.
Ecology became a real science in 1900,
based on the following disciplines:
*Agriculture/Medicinal Issues Approaches to Ecology:
3. Evolutionary Ecology is also….
Ecology More Terms
More Economic Growth Economic Development LDC MDC Our History
-Until 12,000 YA we were Hunter/Gatherer
-10,000 YA Agricultural Revolution
-275 YA Industrial Revolution
-50 YA Globalization Revolution 5 Environmental Problems
Environmental 1. Population Growth
1. 2. Unsustainable Resources
2. 3. Poverty
3. 4. Affluence
4. 5. Prices do Not Reflect
Discussion…. Santa Monica, Portland, Seattle, parts of Europe and
Vancouver are strong examples of ‘green cities.’
Discuss how they have achieved this moniker. Are we headed toward a ‘greening of Society?’ Is it our civic duty to live more sustainably? Should households with larger ecological footprints be
taxed or pay retribution? Should companies be taxed as well individual
ulators/ Think of a household product you use every day. It
may be a toothpaste or laundry detergent. Note the
company or corporation that manufactures this product
you use often. Do some background research on this
company and their product(s). How does their product
affect the environment? If their products have an
adverse affect, stop using the product and switch to a
more eco-friendly brand. Share your knowledge on
your social networking sites. Recycle and buy vintage clothing. When ordering take-out, bring your own containers and
bring recycle able bags to the grocery store. Add your own suggestions here. ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2012 for the course ENVIROMENT Bio 9 taught by Professor Donna during the Spring '12 term at Santa Fe College.
- Spring '12