4.7 Strategies For Sustainability

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Environmental Science Unit 4 - Land Use & Human Impact 4. 7 - I CAN describe strategies for sustainability.


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a strategy for increasing Earth's sustainability?
    • A. 

      Crop rotation

    • B. 

      Using recycled materials

    • C. 

      Designating land as wilderness

    • D. 

      Increasing the size of industrial farms

  • 2. 
    Wilderness is best described as:
    • A. 

      Land protected from human use

    • B. 

      Land designated for farming

    • C. 

      Desert land

    • D. 

      Urban or suburban land

  • 3. 
    Marie's son is throwing this can in the trash. Tell her WHY she should teach her son to recycle it instead!
    • A. 

      Recycling will reduce landfill waste, which can reduce soil and water pollution

    • B. 

      Recycling will increase carbon dioxide emissions

    • C. 

      Recycling will help decrease our need for chemical fertilizers

    • D. 

      Recycling will reduce our dependence on chemical pesticides

  • 4. 
    Zoning is best described as:
    • A. 

      Protecting national land from human use

    • B. 

      Marking off sections of land for specific types of use

    • C. 

      Reducing waste through recycling

    • D. 

      Rotating crops

  • 5. 
    All of the following would have a positive environmental impact EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Recycling this can

    • B. 

      Designating land as wilderness

    • C. 

      Planting only one crop at a time

    • D. 

      Using biological pesticides rather than chemicals

  • 6. 
    Which strategy most directly helps decrease our dependence on landfills?
    • A. 

      Zoning

    • B. 

      Wilderness protection

    • C. 

      Recycling

    • D. 

      Sustainable agriculture

  • 7. 
    Imagine you are mayor of Detroit, and an environmental report discovers that the city's soil fertility has been destroyed and very little can grow in it. What strategies would you pick to help improve soil fertility?
    • A. 

      Composting and crop rotation

    • B. 

      Recycling and incineration

    • C. 

      Zoning and wilderness protection

    • D. 

      Recycling and zoning

  • 8. 
    In Peepsville, Ohio, urban sprawl has led to the destruction of many natural rural areas. What should be done to decrease the negative impact of urban sprawl on rural areas in the future?
    • A. 

      Recycling and composting

    • B. 

      Crop rotation and recycling

    • C. 

      Zoning and wilderness protection

    • D. 

      Use biological pesticides

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