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Sustainable development

meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

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Four major dimensions of sustainability

Environment, Social Cutural, Economic, Aesthetic

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EPA defines environment as

the sum of all conditions affecting life, development, and survival of all organisms

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dictionary defines it as

the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded

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5 sides which make up environment

Natural Environment, Wildlife, Natural Resources, Framed Environment, Urban/ Built

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In its purest form, the natural environment is an area

that has not been disturbed by human or domestic animals

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The built and urban environment exists at three . basic levels and they are:

individual buildings and structures, small scale settlements (ex: villages), large-scale settlements (ex: towns and cities)

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In the tourism industry, which sector contributes the most greenhouse gas emissions?

small airplane trips

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Global environmental changes issues most involve human induced changes and...

the role of tourism

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Land alteration

regarded as single most important component of global environmental change affecting ecological systems as a result of habitat change and loss

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Ecosystem

groups of interconnected, mutually interdependent parts linked by exchange of energy, matter and information

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Ecosystem management

management of entire ecological systems, including human social dimensions, rather than individual components

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One positive environmental impact of tourism

highlights concern over ozone depletion and global warming

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One negative environmental impact of tourism

compaction and erosion of soil