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OUR Ecological FOOTPRINT
ARCH 213 – ECOLOGICAL ISSUES IN ARCHITECTURE
Enviromental Ethics NATURE INDIVIDUAL SOCIETY
Value Worth in importance placed on something or someone by a person.
What is right vs. what is wrong.
Moral What is right vs. what is wrong.
Ethic The body of moral principles or values followed by an individual. These are your ACTIONS!!
Environment Your total surroundings; includes both biotic (living) and
abiotic (non-living) factors
Environmental EthicS The body of moral principles or values followed by a person in regards to their total surroundings.
AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF LIFE ARE NEITHER LESSENED NOR DEPLETED. ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF LIFE: OXYGEN, FOOD, WATER, NUTRIENTS, WARMTH, SHELTER,
AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF LIFE ARE LESSENED OR DEPLETED.
Ecosystem An area composed of biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) components, which interact with one another.
Ecological Footprint A measure of how much land and water an individual, population or activity requires to produce all the resources it consumes and to absorb the waste it generates. (how much humans impact an ecosystem by their use of land, water and other natural resources)
ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT Ecological footprint: the environmental impact of a person or population
ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT ‘Ecological footprint’ is a measure showing how much of earth’s resources we are using. The amount depends on consumption and changes from one country to the other
ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT For example;
A person who walks or takes public transportation has a smaller footprint than someone who travels 50 km by a smart car A vegetarian has a smaller footprint than someone who consumes meat everyday A family of 5 living in 130 m2 has a smaller footprint than a family of two living in 250 m2.
Ecological Footprint measures how much land and water area a human population requires to produce the resources it consumes and to absorb its wastes under prevailing technology That is, it measures the extent to which humanity is using nature's resources faster than they can regenerate
Humanity's Footprint How many Earths were needed to meet the resource requirements of humanity for each year? Ratio between resource demand & Biocapacity Demand = population times per capita consumption Biocapacity = 1planet
How Much Nature Does Your Lifestyle Demand?
-- Take the Quiz! 1. How often do you eat animal based products? 2. How much of the food that you eat is processed, packaged and not locally grown? 3. Compared to people in your neighborhood, how much waste do you generate?
5. What is the size of your home?
4. How many people live in your household? 5. What is the size of your home? 6. Which housing type best describes your home? (Free standing with running water) 7. Do you have electricity in your home? 8. On average, how far do you travel on public transportation each week?
9. On average, how far do you go by motorbike each week?
10. On average, how far do you go by car each week? 11. Do you bicycle, walk, or use animal power to get around? 12. Approximately how many hours do you spend flying each year? 13. How many miles per gallon does your car get? 14. How often do you drive in a car with someone else, rather than alone?
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