One to whom a trust has been given.

attitude of active care and concern for natural lands.

moral and ethical framework of our public/private actions

Property whereby a process can be continued indefinitely without depleting the energy or material resources on which it depends

practical goal toward which our interactions with the natural world should be working

environmental science
branch of science concerned with environmental issues
sound science
results of scientific work based on peer-reviewed research.

basis for our understanding of how the world works and how human systems intereact with it

junk science
information presented as valid science but unsupported by peer-reviewed research

often, politically motivated and biased results are selected to promote a particular point of view

ecological footprint
concept for measuring the demand placed on earth’s resources by individuals from different parts of the world, involving calculations of the natural area required to satisfy human needs
“Not In My Backyard”

common attitude regarding undesirable facilities such as incinerators, nuclear facilities, and hazardous waste treatment plants whereby people do everything possible to prevent such facilities from being located near their residences

environmental justice
fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations
environmental racism
discriminating against minorities who can not defend themselves against issues by dumping bad eco stuff into their communities
ecosystem capital
sum of goods and services provided by natural and managed ecosystems, provided free of charge and essential to human life and well-being
products such as wood and food that are extracted from natural ecosystems to satisfy human needs
ecosystem functions that are essential to human life and economic well-being, such as waste breakdown, climate regulation, erosion control, etc.

there can be further categorized as regulating, supporting, and provisioning services

Kyoto Protocol
international agreement among the developed nations to curb greenhouse gas emissions

forced in december, 1997


“United Conference On Environment and Development”

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

topic = sustainable development

outcome = blueprint intended to guide development sustainably in 21st century = book “Agenda 21”

“World Summit on Sustainable Development”

Johannesburg, 2002

talked about problems with UNCED

diversity of living things found in the natural world, refers to the different species, also includes ecosystems and the genetic diversity within a given species
species richness
how many species are in an ecogystem
water is too rich in nutrients that support too much algae growth, leads to little dissolved oxygen
chemical compounds that contain carbon