Unit 3: CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTS (Related Concepts…
Unit 3: CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTS
The relation between a cause and its effect or between regularly correlated events or phenomena.
Beneficial to nature/Not harmful to our surroundings
Maintain or Balance in environment
Replacement of Petrol with CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)
Connection to previous units
changes and sustainable practices can lead to sustainability
Reducing consumption of Electricity, Water, etc.
Buy Fair-trade products
As fair trade products are made with sustainable practices and if supported, will result in sustainability
Definition of Intervention and connection to unit
: To take part in something so as to change/alter the result. This connects to our unit, as intervening can change or make our surroundings sustainable through sustainable practices and ethical decisions regarding issues of Global Climate change.
Connection of Management to our unit:
Management can mean to manage use of resources, and if managed ethically, it can affect our surroundings greatly.
ATLs (Approaches to Learning)
Self Management Skills
Plan short and long-term assignments; meet deadlines
Collect, record, and verify data
Present information in a variety of formats
Select and evaluate sources of information
Evaluating sources of information in order to help us in assessments and know whether it is trustworthy/reliable or not, for instance when convincing World leader or tourists, reliable information is required
Data plays a major role in order to convince people to take actions, and this can be done by collecting data and verifying its reliability
Presenting our research and final product in different formats, such as Vlog and rant (speaking in an angry way in order to persuade your audience.
Key Concept - Change
Connecting to the statement of inquiry, changes can be made by us in order to make our surroundings sustainable.
Statement of Inquiry
OUR INTERACTIONS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT RESULT IN CHANGE WHICH CAN BE INFLUENCED BY SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
The statement of inquiry means that our contributions to the environment impact our surroundings greatly, so we should adopt sustainable practices in order to solve Global issues, such as Climate change, in less amount of time, instead of harming and polluting nature for our own benefit.
Examples of Sustainable Practices are shown alongside
3R's: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle
Wind turbine is an example of Sustainable Practice, as it uses wind power/energy for generating electricity, being renewable and infinite.
Building dams is an example of sustainable practices, as it uses water to make hydroelectric energy, which is renewable, infinite and sustainable.
Global Context: Globalization and Sustainability
Interactions between people or Countries to make us unified.
Connections to our unit
Interactions between people and Governments could lead to changes in our practices and result in sustainable surroundings.
How can sustainable living benefit environments and communities?
How responsible do I need to be as a global citizen?
How does tourism affect environments?
What are the causes and consequences of global climate change?
In what ways can alternative energy sources benefit environments and communities?
Vang Vieng Case Study
Being mindful about the actions taken by one as a tourist or going to places with sustainable practices (as a tourist).
Global Climate Change
Our responsibility, and our governments’ responsibility, to our environment. Sustainable energy VLOG
Description of this assessment:
Convince a group of potential tourists that they either should or should not travel to a certain destination.
Description of this assessment: Convince a world leader to implement a sustainable energy strategy.
Before the Flood
Energy which is infinite/durable and does not harm the environment (Could be beneficial).