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Sustainability Made Simple

Page history last edited by Richard Wood 10 years, 8 months ago

 


 

 What is

sustainability?

 

 

We like this definition from Wikipedia:

 

Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. For humans it is the potential for long-term maintenance of wellbeing, which in turn depends on the wellbeing of the natural world and the responsible use of natural resources.

 

Sustainability has become a wide-ranging term that can be applied to almost every facet of life on Earth, from a local to a global scale and over various time periods. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. Invisible chemical cycles redistribute water, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon through the world's living and non-living systems, and have sustained life for millions of years. As the earth’s human population has increased, natural ecosystems have declined and changes in the balance of natural cycles has had a negative impact on both humans and other living systems.

 

There is now abundant scientific evidence that humanity is living unsustainably...


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability

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How sustainability works

 

Explore this website produced by students in English 407B (Fundamentals of Technical Writing, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Spring '09) to learn about how simple -- and how complex -- sustainable processes can be.

 

 

 

Living Green with Orient Queen

 

How Our Bamboo
Becomes Your T-Shirt

What Is Waste Water?

 

How Toilet Water
Becomes Tap Water

How Is Hemp Made?

 

How Hemp Becomes Fiber

Hotel Recycling

How a Hotel Recycling Program Works

 

The Water Bottle Recycling Process

 

 

Where do water bottles go
when they die?

 

Computer Recycling

 

 

 

What happens to all those old computers?

 

Wind Power

How a Wind Turbine Works

 

 

 

The Heartbeat

 


 

Work in Progress for Spring 2010

These are links to pages in progress by students in English 407B: Fundamentals of Technical Communication at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Spring 2010.

 


 

Red Team Review

Download the instructions for doing the Red Team Review.

 


Resources

 

General Sustainability links

 

Sustainability at UNLV

 

 


 

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Comments (3)

wikiuser0001 said

at 7:03 pm on Mar 28, 2010

hey.....you just destroyed dr. staggers' front page. :O!!!!

Richard Wood said

at 7:16 pm on Mar 28, 2010

Easy enough to fix. Christopher, you need to copy all your info to your own page and then revert this one using the "Page history" button. Leave a comment here if you need help.

Richard Wood said

at 8:17 pm on Mar 28, 2010

I reverted it back. Christopher, if you need to reference any of the info you had on here before, the "Page history" button will take you to it.

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