Environmental Fundamentals

The environment but it is believed society has

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the environment but it is believed society has understood the mistakes and may have caught it in time (Berg & Hager, 2009). Sustainability The concept of environmental sustainability is important because without an understanding and developed plan on how to manage our natural resources society as a race will eventually deplete every resource it has. Environmental sustainability also applies to how individuals affect our natural systems of Earth as well; this includes air, water, and fertile soil. Studying sustainability will allow the human race to survive longer into the future. Individuals unfortunately live as if our limited resources will last forever. If society does not slow down and start looking for alternative ideas or even cutting back on what is already being used, the natural resources will not be able to replenish themselves and the future will be bleak for future generations. Life in the future will be very difficult if individuals do not learn to restrain their usage and teach the children of the future about how to preserve the environment. So society should study sustainability if not only for us but for future generations (Berg & Hager, 2009). Human Values Human’s interactions with the planets resources in terms of sustainability have been on a steady incline since our existence. Historically, the quality of life was better when people could
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rely on the planets natural resources, and when many people lived in farming communities. Individuals relied more on the Earth to provide food, clothing, warmth, and shelter. The use of technology did not exist nor did the need to power everything as individuals do today, so natural resources were used much less. When society started developing the use of technology and
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  • Spring '12
  • Schroeder
  • Ecology, Natural environment, Berg & Hager

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