What is your role in our environment?

What are the two environment functions?

We New Yorkers live in a city that is gradually moving toward environmental sustainability, but we are far from where we should end up. A circular economy in which there is no waste and in which all material outcomes become inputs is far beyond our technological and organizational capabilities today. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t think about how to get from here to there. Much of the work of building environmental sustainability requires developing systems that allow us to live our lives the way we want to while causing as little harm as possible to the planet. Large enterprises are needed to manage wastewater and drinking water treatment, to develop renewable energy and to build a modern power grid. Government policy is needed to ensure the preservation of forests, oceans and biodiversity. Avoiding a pandemic requires global, national and local public health systems. Mitigating and adapting to climate change also requires collective action. So what can individuals do?

As individuals, we make decisions about our own activities and inevitably, those decisions include choices about resource consumption. I don’t see any value in criticizing people who fly planes to global climate conferences. (I assume you remember planes and conferences, right?) But I see great value in looking at the importance of attending a conference and asking if the trip was fun or an important opportunity for learning and education. This year we taught you how to attend events virtually. There is no doubt that being at an event allows for a kind of connection that cannot be achieved virtually. Often times you will find that the financial and environmental costs of travel far outweigh the benefits. These are the times when you should travel. My argument here is that the thought process, the analysis of environmental costs and benefits, is what lies at the heart of individual responsibility for environmental sustainability. Individuals have a responsibility to think about their environmental impact, and to minimize the damage they do to the planet as much as possible.

extermination destroys ecosystems

Pests can become a nightmare if left unchecked in your home, but many people are mistaken in thinking that pests must be eradicated to get rid of them. Bees are a very important part in maintaining the success of our ecosystems. They play an important role in pollinating our crops, which include all the fruits and vegetables we eat every day, and some experts suggest that the planet would only live 60 years if bees died out. The use of agricultural pesticides is already linked to the death of large numbers of bees, and killing them in our homes only adds to the problem.

Humans burn huge amounts of coal, oil and natural gas, releasing harmful emissions called greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These emissions, especially carbon dioxide, can lead to catastrophic global warming and widespread air pollution. Fossil fuels are finite resources and it is estimated that we can use them until 2060.

Striving for sustainability

The fourth responsibility is to improve efficiency and sustainability when dealing with nature. Responsible management of creation includes, among other things, improving energy efficiency and searching for alternative energies to reduce their harm to the environment and harm to humanity itself. But it must be framed in a global project of relations with nature in the key of the “healthy human-environment alliance”, which aptly measures the way to the future. This means an approach to be followed in every aspect.


  • https://www.doh.wa.gov/portals/1/Documents/pubs/331-450.pdf

What does the EPA do?

The EPA is headquartered in Washington, DC. If it has to be described in simple terms, the EPA is basically transforming key provisions of the law passed by Congress. It turns complex matters into regulations and programs that the audience can easily understand. In addition, the target group of the EPA are industries, that is, those that it must follow. In addition, the EPA breaks down large sums of money into smaller portions. This is distributed to states as well as other entities.

Distribution has a specific purpose described in environmental protection laws. This manifests itself in the form of funds for the organization of environmental programs by the state or for the construction of wastewater treatment plants. These funds enable the Environmental Protection Agency to oversee and enforce much of the environmental protections that the United States enjoys. (texajp_7)

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