SCI 275 Week 1 - DQ 1 - 8032

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In your own words, define environmental sustainability.

Environmental sustainability is the ability to maintain the environment’s natural resources for our future generations.

List three behaviors of your own that threaten environmental sustainability.

I sometimes use plastic utensils and disposable plates because it is easy to clean up and convenient. 
Lately, I found myself wasting a lot of paper at work by printing unnecessary documents.
I do not recycle. I use plenty of products on a daily basis that can be recycled but due to the fact that where I live does not collect recyclable materials, I just throw them in the garbage.

How could you change those behaviors to reduce threats to environmental sustainability?

Now that I take an honest look at these behaviors, I could change each of them to reduce the threats to environmental sustainability. I could easily stop buying disposable utensils and plates and use reusable ones instead. The extra three minutes of clean-up will not kill me. In addition, I could be more conscious of the documents that I print at work. If I do not absolutely need it to be printed, then I can save paper by simply reading it on the screen. Although a few papers saved here and there are not going to have a huge impact, every little bit helps. Lastly, though I can not do much in the way of changing the lack of recycling in my neighborhood, I can be more conscious of the products I buy. If I buy and use products that are biodegradable they are better for the environment when disposed of.


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In your own words, define environmental sustainability.

Environmental sustainability is the ability to maintain the environment’s natural resources for our future generations.

List three behaviors of your own that threaten environmental sustainability.

I sometimes use plastic utensils and disposa