Agenda 2030 - an ebook
Sing for the Climate - an ebook
Great Pacific Garbage Patch - an ebook
sustainability for kids - an ebook
The alphabet of sustainability
Here we are!
to sum up
a logo for the project
the big sustainability wall
Why is sustainability important?
How can we help?
Types of pollution
Pollution, causes and consequences
What is the environment?
how can we save our environment?
IC Rita Levi-Montalcini Salerno - Italy
school year 2019/2020
IT'S THE ONLY EARTH WE GOT
Why is the environment important?
Because there are five basic needs of human beings from the environment and they are oxygen, water, food, shelter and warmth. We get these from the planet on which we live.
- We get shelter from the materials we take out of the earth and from plants that grow in the earth (trees) to make our homes.
- We get warmth from the sun, fire, power (electricity, gas, oil) and our clothing.
- We breathe oxygen from the air
- We get water from the rain which fills our lakes, rivers and creeks and which we store in dams, reservoirs and water tanks.
- We get food from the plants, animals, fish and birds.
What is the environment?
When we talk about our environment we mean everything in the world around us that surrounds and affects all life on earth, including the air, food chains, the water cycle, plants, animals and other humans.
The impact of these pollutants on the environment has two main consequences: - impact on the environment; - impact on human health.
The actual pollution consists instead in the direct or indirect introduction into an environment of substances or even of energy capable of transforming the natural equilibriums, also producing effects on human health.
In the last few years the use of this word has become widespread, so much that in common language the word pollution is often used as a synonym for dirty environment.
A synonym for dirty environment.
As regards damage to human health, air pollution involves high concentrations of agents that lead to increased respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, cardiovascular disease and the formation of malignant neoplasms (lung cancer and leukemia). As for the damage to the environment we can list four main types of consequences: - ozone hole; - greenhouse effect; - acid rain; - global warming
The main cause of pollution is plastic. In the Pacific Ocean there is "the plastic island", a collection of waste. Another cause not to be underestimated is smog: the harmful gases from the exhaust of cars or industries can also cause death.
Water pollution is when waste, chemicals, or other particles cause a body of water to become harmful to the fish and animals that need the water to survive.
Air pollution is when unwanted chemicals, gasses, and particles enter the air and the atmosphere causing harm to animals and damaging the natural cycles of the Earth.
When we first think of pollution we often think of trash by the side of the road. This type of pollution is called land pollution. Land pollution is anything that damages or contaminates the land.
Renewable energy is the energy that is collected from renewable resources, or those resources that are naturally reintegrated into a human time scale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.
Pollution is killing our Earth. One of the most important things we can do to help the world is recycling. Recycling is a way to take trash and turn it into new products. There are a number of different recycling processes that allow materials to be used more than once.
Can you imagine your life without electricity? It would certainly be a darker, colder and duller life. NO light, NO television, NO computer, NO fridge, NO electric guitar, NO doorbell! It is very important to save electricity. But how can we do it? Well, in a variety of ways!
How can we best deal with rubbish and help make the world a better place? We can apply the 3Rs, reduce, re-use and recycle. 'Reduce' means producing less rubbish. ' Re-use' means using something again and giving things a second life. ' Recycle' means making something new out of old things.
Water is essential to life. Two thirds of our planet is covered by water. Clean water is very important for a healthy life. Water is precious. Help to save it and keep it clean! When you have a shower use less water. When you go to the toilet do not leave the water on while you wait for it to get hot.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The resources we use today are important to many areas of our lives. These will also be important to people living 10, 50 or 100 years in the future. The problem is, they might run out by then. Ancient civilizations were built on using raw materials such as rock, water, oil and gas. But as time has gone on, some of these raw materials have become rarer or harder to find. These are not sustainable. However, we are slowly replacing some of these older raw materials with some that can easily be replaced or will never run out.
Sustainability looks at ways of making sure that these resources last a very long time or even forever. The United Nations, a group of people representing all the countries around the world says that sustainability means “meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” In other words, “we shouldn’t use up everything today that people of tomorrow will also need.”
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