SIGNIFICANCE OF BIODIVERSITY: The biodiversity found on Earth today is the result of approximately 3.5 billion years of evolution. Until the emergence of humans, the earth supported more biodiversity than any other period in geological history. However, since the dominance of humans, biodiversity has begun a rapid decline, with one species after another suffering extinction. The maintenance of biodiversity is important for the following
The built environment is a resources, services and infrastructure designed and made by the human to facilitate and support their life activities. Built environment may include all types of infrastructures included but not limited: roads, sewerage system, drainage, district cooling, buildings, railway lines, green areas and all other resources that make life easy and reduce the waste by recycling or treatment. There are so many schemes and researched are built in order to measure, improve the communities and environment. One of these systems is LEED “Leader ship in Energy and Environmental Design” which had been found in US as equivalent system to UK system BREEAM which was developed base on BREEAM
Therefore, we need to think about tomorrow with respect to every action that we take in the environment and in this case we can say that sustainable development requires slower population growth. With this in mind, we need to be educated through our cultures about the impact we caused to the environment as we continue to reproduce. The challenge of environmental ethics has led to the attempt to apply traditional ethical theories, including consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics, to support contemporary environmental concerns; the preservation of biodiversity as an ethical goal; the broader concerns of some thinkers with wilderness, the built environment and the politics of poverty; the ethics of sustainability and climate change, and some directions for possible future developments of the discipline [ CITATION And15 \l 1033 ]. With this multi-dimensional approach one can see that it is more of a cultural issue to think of it from its origin. We have grown to see our parents have children, build houses, buy cars cultivate farmlands, explore timber and many other aspects.
It will also discuss the opportunities in relating children with nature. This context will also give information regarding the policies of workplace sustainability. Task 1 1.1 Develop a sustainability management plan Identify aspects of sustainability in the service with the consideration of potential change in all aspects of the service’s delivery and environments Development of sustainability management plan is an appropriate way to bring sustainability in the services in every field. It gives an efficient procedure to influence individuals via the method of change by rectifying the aims and targets (Thiele, 2013). As the issues regarding environment increases in the society, so the environmental program, as well as environmental education, is necessary for the awareness of children.
Production of organic acids results in the lowering of pH in the surroundings and many reports suggests a positive correlation between lowering of pH and mineral phosphate solubilization. Some of the alternate mechanisms suggested are production of chelating compounds, inorganic acids like sulphuric, nitric and carbonic acids. Another attractive application of P-dissolving enzymes is the mineralization of soil organic P compounds through phytate degradation mediated by the enzyme phytase, which specifically causes release of P from phytic acid. Phytate is a major component of organic P in soil. There are several reports of phytase producing organism.
It provides extra nutrients for the plant’s growth and life cycle. It can also increase the soil’s capability to retain water. Organic farms use humus since it is composed of decomposing leaves, another chemical reaction. Humus, which is essential to the soil, balances out the presence of carbon and nitrogen ratio of the soil. It can also retain, remove or lower concentrations of pollutants present in the soil (Royal Society of Chemistry,
UNIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE Assignment Unit 4 Introduction Water, nitrogen, sulfur, carbon dioxide and chlorine are the primary materials that cycle through our oceans, our atmosphere and sediments. Material cycles of nature are essential, these substances are very essential to the preserving of life on earth as we know it. These material cycles are called biogeochemical cycles because it involves the transfer of these chemicals from the biological systems to the geological systems. These processes are affected by both biological and geological processes. Some biological processes are respiration, transpiration, photosynthesis, and decomposition, while some geological processes are weathering, soil formation, and sedimentation
Land, forest, and wetlands are often good examples of sustainability because they remain to diverse and produce over time. Sustainability has so much impact on our society today. With just as something so tiny, as in recycling, sustainability can better this planet, the animals, nature, and our environment.
What is food sustainability? Sustainable agriculture is a way of growing or raising food, including animals, in an ecologically and ethically responsible manner using practices that protect the environment, safeguard human health, are humane to farm animals, and provide fair treatment to worker. The global food system makes a significant contribution to climate changing greenhouse gas emissions with all stages in the supply chain, from agricultural production through processing, distribution, retailing, home food preparation and waste, playing a part. It also gives rise to other major environmental impacts, including biodiversity loss and water extraction and pollution. This presentation will go through the following problems and solutions.