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1

Urban areas need to become more...

Sustainable

2

Define sustainable living?

Doing things in a way that lets the people living now have the things they need, but without reducing future lives from meeting their needs.

3

Sustainability should not what?

Irreversibly damage the environment.
Use up resources faster than they can be replaced.

4

What will happen if we use fossil fuels for power?

Adds to climate change.
Eventually will be used up.

5

More recycling means?

Fewer resources used.

6

Less waste produced means?

Reduces the amount of landfills.

7

Safely disposing of toxic waste does what?

Helps prevent air and water pollution.

8

Historic buildings, natural environments and open spaces are what?

Resources.

9

Historic buildings can be...

Restored.

10

Natural environments can be...

Protected.

11

What are brownfield sites?

Derelict areas that have been used, but aren't being used anymore.

12

Using brownfield sites for new buildings stops what?

Green space being used up.
Space available for future people.

13

What are carbon neutral homes?

Buildings that generate as much energy as they use.

14

Example of carbon neutral homes?

BedZED is a carbon-neutral housing development.
In London.

15

What transport systems use less fuel and give out less pollution?

Bus
Train
Tram

16

Example of efficient transport systems?

Buses in London are powered by Hydrogen and only emit water vapour.

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