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Introduction to sustainability

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Introduction to sustainability, necessity and possible actions

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Introduction to sustainability

  1. 1. Sustainability Presented by: Ujjwal Datta Msc.in Electrical Engineering (Smart Grid) Course name: Speech Communication and negotiation skills
  2. 2. Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
  3. 3. MythsAboutSustainability Sustainability is too hard to understand. Sustainable” is a synonym for “green. Sustainability is all about Recycling. Sustainability is all about the environment. Sustainability means lowering our standard of living. It is too expensive. AND !!!!! What else !!!!!!
  4. 4. TypesofSustainability ZoneofSustainability
  5. 5. SustainabilityThemes Population Food Security Species & Eco-system Energy & Industry Water Resources -What we have Production -What we make Life style - How we use it
  6. 6. WhyisSustainabilityImportant We have a finite amount of space Our resources have their limits Our technology has its limit
  7. 7. • Economic growth depends on two things The availability of credit to keep buying things. Process of taking resources.
  8. 8. Using resources at a rate 50% faster than we can replace them 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Population Clean Water Fertile Soil Food Clean Air Low Volume High Volume Why do we need Economic sustainability?
  9. 9. Social Sustainability Social sustainability includes aspects such as satisfaction of basic needs (livability), equal opportunities, human rights, labor rights, social responsibility, community development.
  10. 10. Why do we need Social sustainability? • Starvation and Poverty About 800 million people go hungry. About 21,000 people die every day of hunger/hunger-related causes • Child abuse -40 million children below the age of 15 suffer from abuse. • Child labor -246 million children, one in every six children aged 5 to 17, are involved in child labor. • Human trafficking Approximately 27 million people are currently enslaved in the human trafficking trade around the world. Every year 0.6 to 0.8 million persons are trafficked across international borders.
  11. 11. Environmental Sustainability Environmental sustainability is the rates of renewable resource harvest, pollution creation, and non-renewable resource depletion that can be continued indefinitely.
  12. 12. Why do we need Environmental Sustainability? • Environment Pollution
  13. 13. • Environment Soil erosion Only 10% of the world’s land area is suitable for growing crops 38% of the world’s cropland has reduced water and nutrient availability (quality and access). Why do we need Environmental Sustainability
  14. 14. • Environment Waste disposal Why do we need Environmental Sustainability
  15. 15. • Environment Water Pollution Why do we need Environmental Sustainability
  16. 16. • Environment Global Warming Why do we need Environmental Sustainability A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants.
  17. 17. Why do we need Environmental Sustainability
  18. 18. Why do we need Environmental Sustainability
  19. 19. Why do we need Environmental Sustainability
  20. 20. Why do we need Environmental Sustainability
  21. 21. MythsAboutSustainability Sustainabilityistoohardtounderstand. Sustainable”isasynonymfor“green. Recyclingisthesameassustainability. Sustainabilityisallabouttheenvironment Sustainabilitymeansloweringourstandardofliving. Itistooexpensive. After all just one person cannot make a difference
  22. 22. After all just one person cannot make a difference YES!!! You Can Make a Difference MythsAboutSustainability Sustainabilityistoohardtounderstand. Sustainable”isasynonymfor“green. Recyclingisthesameassustainability. Sustainabilityisallabouttheenvironment Sustainabilitymeansloweringourstandardofliving. Itistooexpensive.
  23. 23. Sustainability Tips Go Zero Waste Buy Only What You Need Borrow From and Share With Friends
  24. 24. Sustainability Tips Wash and Reuse Plastic Bags Use Rechargeable Batteries Sell or donate your old cellphone
  25. 25. Sustainability Tips Recycle your Plastic Bottle Recycling CDs and DVDs Recycling Rechargeable Batteries and Cell Phones
  26. 26. Sustainability Tips Conserve Energy Use Energy Efficient devices Use greener transportation (electric vehicle) Buy Green Energy Power-Saving Features (HEMS)
  27. 27. Sustainability Tips Conserve Water
  28. 28. Thank You

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