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Outdoor & Environmental Studies Revision Unit 4 Actions for Sustainability

Outdoor & Environmental Studies Revision Unit 4 Actions for Sustainability



Outdoor & Environmental Studies Revision Unit 4

Outdoor & Environmental Studies Revision Unit 4
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Actions for Sustainability



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    • VCEOutdoor and Environmental Studies Study Cards – Unit 4 AOS 2.6 Actions for a sustainable future for environments Revision and Review Study Design 2012-2016 Utilising materials including data from VCAA Created by John Pahlow 1
    • Key knowledgeActions undertaken to sustain healthy outdoor environments, including at least two of the following:  green building design  integrated farming  urban planning  renewable energy  Landcare. Created by John Pahlow 2
    • Green building designWWFGreen building design Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a physical structure that uses a design and planning process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. A green building cannot be classified as sustainable unless it follows the process throughout a buildings life- cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. 1 Sustainable building and local materials The common objective in building greener structures is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by: • Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources • Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation. A similar concept is natural building, which is usually on a smaller scale and tends to focus on the use of natural materials that are available locally.2 Created by John Pahlow 3
    • Green building designGreen Building Council of Australia (GBCA)What is Green Star? Green Star is a comprehensive, national, voluntary environmental rating system that evaluates the environmental design and construction of buildings and communities. With more than 4 million square metres of Green Star-certified space around Australia, and a further 8 million square metres of Green Star-registered space, Green Star is transforming Australias built environment. Green Star was developed for the property industry in order to:  establish a common language  set a standard of measurement for built environment sustainability  promote integrated, holistic design;  recognise environmental leadership;  identify and improve life-cycle impacts; and  raise awareness of the benefits of sustainable design, construction and urban planning. What are the Green Star categories? The Green Star rating tools assess building or community projects against a number of categories. These categories allow for a determination to made on the environmental impact of a projects site selection, design, construction, maintenance etc. The nine categories included within the various Green Star - Design and Green Star - As Built rating tools are: Management; Indoor Environment Quality , Energy, Transport , Water, Materials, Land Use & Ecology, Emissions , Innovationhttp://www.gbca.org.au/ Created by John Pahlow 4
    • Integrated farminghttp://www.utafoundation.org/utacambod/sarec/preston. Linkshtm  Research and Education for the DevelopmentAn example. of Integrated Crop-Livestock-Fish Farming Systems in the Tropics  Integrated farming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Sustainable Agriculture: Definitions and Terms (Related Terms)  Integrated farms - WWF  What do you see as the major risks to Australias food supply  Productive Carbon - Greening Australia  Integrated land and water management Created by John Pahlow 5
    • Urban planning - sustainableDefined: Links Urban planning that optimizes the use of  Urban planning - Wikipedia, the free the built environment, transportation encyclopedia system, energy, water and land, while  Category:Sustainable urban planning - aiming to minimize the negative impact of Wikipedia the community on the natural environment.  Urban planning in Australia www.cleanenergyprinciples.com/industry-  Green Star - Communities to address resources/glossary/ sustainable urban planning  Urban planning overview  Sustainable Planning and Transport | Australian Greens  Creating sustainable cities | ACF  National - Planning Institute of Australia  Urban and Transport Planning - Department of Sustainability Created by John Pahlow 6
    • Renewable energyRenewable energy - Wikipedia, the freeencyclopedia LinksOther Renewable Energy Resources  Renewable energy - Wikipedia, the free Hydro Energy encyclopedia Hydropower is the most advanced and mature  Renewable energy - Think Change renewable energy technology and provides some level  Australian Centre for Renewable Energy of electricity generation in more than 160 countries worldwide.  Clean Energy Future – Renewable energy Solar Energy  Renewable energy - Government of South The Australian continent has the highest solar radiation Australia per square metre of any continent and consequently  CEC - Renewable energy map some of the best solar energy resource in the world.  Australias renewable energy future Ocean Energy  Renewable energy in Victoria - Sustainability There are two broad types of ocean energy - Victoria mechanical energy from the tides and waves, and thermal energy from the sun’s heat. Wind Energy Wind is a vast potential source of renewable energy and is generated by converting wind currents into other forms of energy using wind turbines. Bioenergy Bioenergy denotes the use of organic material as a source of energy for power generation and direct source heat applications in all energy sectors. Created by John Pahlow 7
    • LandcareLandcare Australia Limited What is Landcare? Landcare is a joint effort between the community, government and business to protect and repair our environment. Landcare is a local volunteer movement that has grown since it began in Victoria in 1986. It involves thousands of Victorians and more than 700 groups working together to shape the future of our land, biodiversity and waterways. The Landcare movement began in Victoria when a group of farmers near St Arnaud, in central Victoria formed the first Landcare group. For these farmers, it made sense to work together to tackle their shared environmental problems. The movement has grown from this to the adoption of a broader focus on sustainable management of all of Victoria’s natural resource assets. It now encompasses individuals and groups across the whole landscape from coastal to urban and remote areas of Victoria. Created by John Pahlow 8
    • Questions …. in review1. Name 4 general areas of action that can help provide for a sustainable natural outdoor environment or environments2. Define each3. Give examples of how society in general and you and others as an individual can support each of these types of actions Created by John Pahlow 9