Themes of Sustainabillity

The Ten Themes of Environmental Science -- or how to save the world for your children.

By the end of the year you should be familiar with all of these themes of sustainibillity, which means you should be able to not only explain what each means but also provide several examples of each.  You should also use them as the basis of your critical analyses of articles.   

  1. Sustainability-preserve for the future
  2. Energy conservation
  3. Factor the external costs
  4. Pollution prevention is the key
  5. Control population growth
  6. Preserve biodiversity and open space
  7. Reduce, reuse, and recycle
  8. Protect ecologically fragile areas (coral reefs, rainforrest, etc.)
  9. Education for women (and men)
  10. Prevent the spread of deadly disease
  11. Promote globalization