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Environmental Issues 101 Week One of Notes

by: Malaea Goblet

Environmental Issues 101 Week One of Notes ENVS 101 001

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These notes cover the material in the power point used in the class lecture more in depth. I definitely recommend still doing the assigned readings, and reviewing the topic outline that she posts.
Introduction to Environmental Issues
Dr. Marsha Bollinger
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environmental science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Issues




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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Malaea Goblet on Wednesday January 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ENVS 101 001 at Winthrop University taught by Dr. Marsha Bollinger in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Environmental Issues in Environmental Science at Winthrop University.


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Date Created: 01/20/16
Week One Notes  As our population and advancement increase, so does our damage capacity toward the things that keep  us alive.  Finding solutions to this problem means remembering that we are part of nature and all of our  interactions matter.  Humans are part of the equation because we alter the environment for housing, roads, and food.  Main reasons for our large increase of impact are the Agricultural and Industrial  revolutions. Both affected how we approached the use of our resources.  Tragedy of the Commons  Happens from using way more limited resources than what is necessary to survive to the point of exhaustion.  Eventually leads to self­destruction.  More people + Low Awareness + Limited Resources = Tragedy of the Commons  Knowing how an ecological footprint works is important. I. The Management of Limited  Resources  Environmental Ethics/Values oDiffer based on the point of view  Anthropocentrism  Human centered views: Whatever is most beneficial for humans is the  plan to go with.  Biocentrism  Views centered on living things: Whatever is most beneficial for all  living things is the plan to go with.  Eco centrism  Centered on views that account for everything: Whatever is most  beneficial to the planet, ecosystems, and natural relationships of things is the plan to go with. o Preservation and Conservation  Preservation – leave something in its natural state.  Conservation – to save something and treat it kindly; use it, but only use as  much as is needed. o Environmental Justice  We all have the right to live in a safe and healthy environment. o Sustainability  Using resources to keep life going but being sure not to deplete them.  Refers to the three P’s  People  Profit  Planet  Values Change with time o Westward Expansion o Preservation vs. Conservation o Response to pollution problems CONTINUED IN WEEK TWO NOTES!


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