Student Action Plan
Ecological integrity is the ability to support and maintain a balanced, integrated, adaptive community of organisms having a species composition, diversity, and functional organization comparable to that of the natural habitat of the region. However, a consensus has not yet emerged as to the definition of ecological integrity. Clearly, human activities result in many environmental changes that enhance some species, ecosystems, and ecological processes, while at the same time causing important damage to others. The challenge for the concept of ecological integrity is to provide a means of distinguishing between responses that represent improvements in the quality of ecosystems, and those that are degradations. Nature is the material world, especially as surrounding humankind and existing independently of human activities. Our environment refers to the surroundings of an object, or the Natural environment, all living and non-living things that occur naturally on Earth.
We use natural resources every day in our life. Everything you do from talking, to walking, to sleeping, to breathing, to eating uses natural resources. To me, natural resources I use every day are air, water and foods. These are all renewable resources that we can not live with out it. As a student, I use a lot of papers in school,textbooks, notebook and homework papers. I also have a lot comic books, magazine and novel in my home and we all know that paper is made of trees. I also use petroleum almost every day. I use car to go to places that I want. Car need gas to run and make electric, but gas get very expensive now days. Because petroleum non-renewable resources, resources that can not recycle. I was wondering if there is no more petroleum, then what can we use to run the car.
Humans are the major cause of environmental degradation. Positive and negative things come out of degradation, but most of it is negative. One of the only positive things that come out of...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document