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Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative

 

Big Ideas, Learning Outcomes, Skills, and References

Relevant to a Sustainability Course or Curriculum

 

 

 

 

Environmental Perspective

 

Of the countless concepts encountered in environmental science, environmental humanities, and environmental management, what follows are lists of the ones most pertinent to sustainability.  The lists are broken down into 2 categories and a few subcategories.  They are:

 

Environmental Practices

Environmental Concepts

        Climate Change Observations

Ecological Principles

        Natural Hazards/Disasters

        Pollution

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Environmental Practices

 

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Aquaculture

Composting

Conservation

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Eco-Arts

Eco-Philosophy

Environmental Assessment

Environmental Ethics

Environmental History

Environmental Justice

Environmental Policy

Epidemiology

GIS

Green Design

Greenroof

Life Cycle Assessment 43

Mass Transit

Mitigation

Monitoring

Organic Agriculture

Permaculture

Permitting

Planning

Remediation

Restoration

Risk Assessment

Urban Ecology

Vulnerability Assessment

 

 

Environmental Concepts

 

What follows is a list of environmental concepts of relevance in a sustainability course or curriculum.  Additional concepts associated with Climate Change Observations, Ecological Principles, Natural Hazards and Disasters, and Pollution can be seen by clicking on those terms.

 

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Anthropocene

Anthropogenic

Anti-Globalization Movement

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Biodegradable

Bio-mimicry

Carbon Mitigation Wedges 44

Carbon Sequestration

Cheeseburger/Meat Footprint 45

Climate Change 25

Climate Change Denier/Skeptic

Climate Change Models 46

Climate Change Observations

Cradle to Cradle

Degradation

Disposable 47

Ecological Principles

Ecosystem Services 48

Ecovillage 49

Eutrophication

Extinction

Gaia

GMOs

Greenhouse Effect

Green Jobs

The Green Revolution

Greenwashing

Groundwater Overdraft

Industrial Agriculture 50

Natural Hazards/ Disasters 51

NGOs

Planned Obsolescence 52

Pollution

Precautionary Principle 53

Principle of Integration 54

Renewable Energy

Rural to Urban Migration

Simplicity Movement

Slow Food

Sustainable Development 55

Transition Towns 56

Virtual Water 57

Water Scarcity/Stress

 

 

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Higher Personal Goals

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Polar Concepts

Isms
Other Cultural Concepts

Systems Thinking Breakdown

Definitions and Facets of Sustainability

Indicators of Sustainability

Environmental Perspective

Economics Perspective
Sustainability Frameworks and Manifestos

Graphical Models

Ways of Thinking
Skills
Habits of Mind
Web Site Bibliography
Additional Teaching Resources

 

 

Climate Change Observations

 

Abedo

Coral Reef Bleaching

El Niño/La Niña

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

Glacial Ice Melt

Ocean Acidification

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Milankovitch Cycles

Permafrost Melt

Precipitation Distribution

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Precipitation/Storm Intensity

River Discharges

Sea Level Rise

Species Migrations/ Distributions

Temperature Records

Thermohaline Circulation

 

 

Ecological Principles

 

Biome

Biotic/Abiotic

Conservation Reserve

Ecological Efficiency

Evolution

Food Chain/Web

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Keystone Species

Invasive Species

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Primary Productivity

Respiration

Secondary Productivity

Succession

Trophic Transfer

Trophic level

 

 

Natural Hazards/Disasters

 

Adaptative Capacity

Drought

Earthquake

Epidemic/Pandemic

Flooding

Heatwave

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Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone

Preparadeness

Response

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Storm Surge

Tsunami

Volcanic Eruption

 

 

Pollution

 

Bioconcentration/ Biomagnification

Brownfield

Cancer Cluster

CFCs

Combined Sewer Overflow

Concentration

Dead Zone

Endocrine Disruption

Environmental Estrogen

EPA

Eutrophication

Exposure

Fish kills

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Harmful Algal Blooms

Herbicide/Insecticide

Impermeable Surface

Leaching

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NPDES

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Ozone Depletion

Pathogens

Persistence

Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)

Pesticide

Point/Nonpoint

Runoff

Standards

Superfund

Total Maximum Daily Load

Toxicity

 Yield

 

 

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