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ENST 2000 Study Guide - Final Guide: Food Safety, Big Bang, Arithmetic Logic Unit


Department
Environmental Studies
Course Code
ENST 2000
Professor
Renate Sander- Regier
Study Guide
Final

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09/10/2013
Nature:
Materiality something physical
Process natural systems, cycles
Abstraction -> ideas, expressions
Environment
That which surrounds us
Surroundings and conditions physical, chemical , biotic in which
we operate and that influence life, development, and survival
Sustainable Development
The development that meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their
needs
Sustainability
The capacity to endure
Implies responsibilities: environmental, social and economic
Resilience
Capacity to recover from difficulty or disturbance
Regain a certain functionality or dynamic stability after a disruption
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Human nature relations 09/10/2013
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The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis
Leave No Child Inside
Urban trees
Elements of nature in city, major assets
Urban forests: all trees in a urban area, associated vegetation
Compacted soil is a problem or Surfaces don’t drain properly
Small growing areas, road salt is a huge problem
Average age is 10 years
Urban areas trees don’t get to choice where to grow, and can be
placed in a place not suited for it
Elm tree when it only one type of tree planet disease can spread
easily and parasites, elm disease (1930 fungus spread by beetles)
They were replaced by ash trees: emerald ash boror, ** the larva
destroys the tree
Ancient roots of human nature relations
Genetic heritage
Long history of hunting and gathering, 99% of history
Intimate relationship, had to know what they were hunting and
gathering
Closer relationships
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