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Unit 1: Ecological Footprint

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Nicole Martin

on 11 September 2017

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Transcript of Unit 1: Ecological Footprint

Ecological Footprint
Unit 1
What is the difference between anthropocentrism and ecocentrism?
Essential Question
What is my Ecological Footprint and how does it effect the environment?
Environmental Science
2. Learn how the environment effects us.

3. Learn how we effect the environment.
4. Learn how we can live more sustainably without degrading our life-support system.

Goals of
Environmental Science
1. Learn how nature works.
The ability of earth’s various systems to survive and adapt to environmental conditions indefinitely.

Sustainable Societies
Meet basic needs of its people in a just and equitable manner without degrading the natural capital that supplies these resources.

Economic Growth
Provides people with more goods and services.

Measured in...
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Annual market value of all goods and services produced by all organizations operating within a country.
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
Estimates the amount of adjustment needed on the exchange rate between countries.
Ecological Footprint
We are going to calculate our individual ecological footprints, then compare and analyze our results.
DO YOUR BEST to answer!!!
Ecological Footprint
Humanity’s ecological footprint has exceeded earths ecological capacity.

Exit Ticket
What are three (3) things you can do to reduce your ecological footprint?
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