what are the 4 goals of sustainability?
- leaving our communities / regions / world in a healthy state for future generations
- evaluating the community, environmental / economic effects of our actions
- thinking differently- being more innovative and collaborative
- making smarter decisions about our lifestyle, community design, infrastructure and financial decisions
what are the 3 areas that overlap, determining sustainability?
planet / people / profit
what is an ecological footprint?
the amount of space required to support someone’s lifestyle
what is productive land?
the amount of productive land per capita (in hectares) to support the most important human activities
what are the 5 types of productive land?
- energy land
- degraded land
- crop land
- pasture land
- forested land
what is energy land?
conventional energy sources
what is degraded land?
land converted to nonproductive uses
what is the average canadian’s ecological footprint?
what is someone living in york region’s ecological footprint?
how many hectares does canada have per person?
what is carrying capacity?
the number of people that could be supported at current living standards by canada’s productive land