logging in or signing up environmental principles janels Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 2579 Category: Science & Tech.. License: All Rights Reserved Like it (4) Dislike it (0) Added: July 20, 2010 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES : ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES Slide 2: As defined by the Asian Development Bank, is a process by which people develop awareness, concern and knowledge of the environment and its diverse values and processes, and learn to use this understanding to preserve, conserve and utilize the environment in a sustainable manner for the benefit of present and future generations. Environmental Education 1.Interdependence/Interrelatedness : 1.Interdependence/Interrelatedness Biotic and abiotic components are equally important in the ecosystem Example is the relationship between autotrophs and heterotrophs 2. Diversity and Sustainability : 2. Diversity and Sustainability Diverse community is a stable community. The more species present, the more stable the community because several species keep other species in check, preventing any species from overpopulating the habitat. 3. Change : 3. Change It is the constant thing on Earth. Ecosystem change over time and space. Any change in the community affects the different organisms within it. Ex: Natural change and Human-induced changes 4. Balance of Nature : 4. Balance of Nature Ecosystems are capable of self-maintenance and self-regulation. Ex: Predation Limited resources check population densities. 5. Finiteness of Resources : 5. Finiteness of Resources It means that there are limitations and boundaries to utilization. Even the most abundant natural resources are in danger of being depleted in the light of human overpopulation and overexploitation. Ex. Fossil fuels bec. of industrialization and domestic consumption, some species because of habitat destruction, overhunting and excessive harvesting Potable water bec. of drought 6. Pollution : 6. Pollution It is the undesirable accumulation of substances resulting in diminished quantity and quality of a resource. Ex. Air pollution-continuous increase in temp and climatic patterns, water pollution- dumping grounds of various domestic and industrial waste and soil pollution- soil is degraded through soil erosion, siltation, sedimentation of rivers,lakes, streams 7. Stewardship of resources : 7. Stewardship of resources It means efficient management by maintaining a balance between population growth and resource use. It is not an act of a good steward to overexploit the borrowed resources 8. Sustainability : 8. Sustainability Actions that address the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future generations to meet their own needs are embodied in the concept of sustainable development. Concerned with socioeconomic dev’t (human) and environmental quality. You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.