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Env Science Week 17

Week 17 Vocabulary for Environmental Science

urban (or suburban) sprawl the expansion of a city's borders primarily for residential expansion; the spread of homes and businesses across land that could have been used for other purposes
land-use planning involves determining, in advance, where people will live, where land will be protected for farming, the best locations for roads, malls, sewers, electrical lines, etc.
stewardship the ethical and moral framework that informs our actions
sustainability using resources in a way where solutions are economically feasible, socially desirable and ecologically important; meets human needs while preserving the environment
science the basis for our understanding of how the world works and how human systems interact with it
conservation the sensible and careful use of natural resources, so that pollution and waste are minimized
composting using worms, bacteria, and fungi to decompose organic waste such as food scraps and yard trimmings
recycling collecting and sorting materials that can be reprocessed or remanufactured instead of throwing them away
compost organic material that can be used as a soil addition or as a main source to grow plants
Created by: jodytwining