Published on March 1, 2014
Learning Goals: • To understand the interactions between the 4 spheres • To understand human responsibility for the planet
Humans have developed the ability to drastically affect, or even completely destroy, the Earth. Therefore, we (humans) have a responsibility to the Earth to keep it intact. Taking care of the Earth is not just a responsibility -it's a privilege
• Increase in the human population • Deforestation – the removal of trees to make way for agricultural land resulting in a reduction of carbon sinks. • The process of deforestation itself causes high levels of carbon dioxide to be produced as the trees are burnt • Increase in livestock (cows, sheep, pigs etc) for human use causes an increase in the levels of methane gas being produced
• Agriculture • Timber harvest • Mining • Urbanization • Introduction of exotic species • Harvesting of fish and wildlife • Fire suppression
Tree removed and replace with pasture (for animals) or crops
Deforestation removes trees and replacement over time
Open cast mining removes much vegetation Underground mining affects water tables Underground gold mine in Wales UK Open Cast mine in Virginia USA
Removes trees and replaces natural landscape with concrete Lake Union Samish Lake
• Trying to develop more fuel efficient cars • Developing electric or hybrid cars • Governments and businesses are investing in wind power • Governments investing in solar power for heating water and generating electricity • Planting trees • Recycling programs
• Conserve water by using less and also installing water tanks to collect rainwater • Conserve power by installing solar panels, turning off unused appliances and buying more energy efficient products • Buy more energy efficient vehicles, use cars less and public transport more, car-pooling • Replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs
proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities as a common standard ... All people have a responsibility to develop their talents ...
The Declaration of Human Duties and Responsibilities ... UN Chapter 7 remains general framework for this responsibility. For defining gross human rights ...
Corporate Responsibility at Bertelsmann. We take responsibility – for our employees, for the quality of our media and services, and for the impact our ...
IX. The Specific Problem of Salvation. The general divine sovereignty/human responsibility mystery can be applied in a specific way to the nature of salvation.
Human Resource Departments play a critical role in ensuring ... Focusing on three key areas of Corporate Social Responsibility can help create a cohesive ...
Watch Video And Learn About The Human Right Article #29, Which Speaks About Responsibility, The Right To Personal Development And Duties To The Community.
New York and Geneva, 2012. THE CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS. An Interpretive Guide
Human responsibilities are the universal responsibilities of human beings regardless of jurisdiction or other factors, such as ethnicity, nationality ...
Audi lebt Verantwortung. Mit der Abteilung Corporate Responsibility engagiert sich das Unternehmen für Umwelt, seine Mitarbeiter und die Gesellschaft.