Healthy Outdoor Environments

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Healthy Outdoor Environments

  1. 1. Healthy Outdoor Environments Some questions & prompts Unit 4 Area of Study 1 2012-2016 Revision and ReviewCompiled by J Pahlow 1
  2. 2. Healthy Outdoor Environments O Is part of VCAA Outdoor & Environmental Studies O Is part of Unit 4: Sustainable outdoor relationshipsComplied by J Pahlow 2
  3. 3. There are key knowledge areas to be covered including O understandings and critiques of sustainability and sustainable development O indicators of healthy outdoor environments, including: O quality and adequacy of water, air and soil O levels of biodiversity, pest and introduced species O the contemporary state of outdoor environments in Australia, with reference to common themes used in State of the Environment reports O the importance of healthy outdoor environments for individual physical and emotional wellbeing, and for the future of society O the potential impact on society and outdoor environments of land degradation, introduced species, climate change, urbanisation and other significant threats.Complied by J Pahlow 3
  4. 4. Questions & prompts O What is sustainability? O What does SOE stand for? O What is sustainable O What are the Federal SOE development? themes? O What is ESD? O How often does an SOE O What is an ecological footprint? report come out? O Why should development be O When was the last SOE? sustainable? O Give examples of SOE O What criticisms are there indicators related to about the concept of sustainability and environments you have sustainable development? visited/experienced. O What is biodiversity? O What types or levels of biodiversity are there?Complied by J Pahlow 4
  5. 5. Prompts O http://www.treehugg er.com/natural- sciences/planet- facing-an-a- ecological-credit- crunchatm-wwf- says.htmlComplied by J Pahlow 5
  6. 6. Prompts O http://www.environ ment.gov.au/soe/20 11/index.html O http://www.ces.vic.g ov.au/victorias- environment/state- of-environment- victoria-2008Complied by J Pahlow 6
  7. 7. Sustainability and sustainable developmentComplied by J Pahlow 7

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