ENVIRONMENT SELECTED KEY TERMS DEFINITIONS FOR FINAL

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA02H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Winter

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ENVIRONMENT SELECTED KEY TERMS DEFINITIONS Sierra Club: the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Green Peace: a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over 40 countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Horticultural: the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery. Pastoral: having the simplicity, charm, serenity, or other characteristics generally attributed to rural areas. Agrarian: relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property. Throwaway Society: a human society strongly influenced by consumerism. The term describes a critical view of over-consumption and excessive production of short-lived or disposable items. Mt. St. Helens: an active volcano in the Cascade Range in southwestern Washington. Exxon Valdez: was the original name of an oil tanker owned by the former Exxon Shipping Company, a division of the former Exxon Corporation. Modern Day Cassandras: Conspicuous Consumption: a term used to describe the lavish spending on goods and services acquired mainly for the purpose of displaying income or wealth. Thames: a major river flowing through southern England. Clyde: a river in western central Scotland that flows for 106 miles (170 km) from the southern uplands to the Firth of Clyde. Enlightenment: the action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened. Deadly Sin of Avarice: a classification of objectionable vices that have been used since early Christian times to educate and instruct followers concerning fallen humanitys tendency to sin. Carbon Offsets: a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. www.notesolution.com
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