Key Terms Managing Resources

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Resource
Anything the we use & rely on eg. water,coal,land
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Renewable
A sustainable resource which can be used over and over again without running out eg. Water, sun, trees
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Carbon footprint
The total greenhouse gases caused by a person, converted into the equivalent weight of carbon dioxide.
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Solar power
Where the sun's energy causes a chemical reaction which generates electricity.
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Wind
Where the wind turns a turbine which generates electrcity.
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Biofuels
Where plants such as willow tress, maize or sugar cane are burnt or processed to create energy
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Sustainable
A way of using resources so that they are not destroyed but remain available for others to use in the future.
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Landfill site
A large hole in the ground into which rubbish is dumped
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Waste hierarchy
Arrangement of waste disposal options in order of sustainability.
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Ecotourism & Green Tourism
A sustainable form of tourism which involves protecting environment & local way of life at the destination. Usually small scale
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A sustainable resource which can be used over and over again without running out eg. Water, sun, trees

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The total greenhouse gases caused by a person, converted into the equivalent weight of carbon dioxide.

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Where the sun's energy causes a chemical reaction which generates electricity.

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Where the wind turns a turbine which generates electrcity.

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