SUSTAINABLE URBAN LIVING

Water conservation schemes
-Reducing amount of water used. - Collecting rainwater for garden use or for flushing toilets. - Encouraging people to use less water (e.g. by turning off taps whilst brushing teeth). - Only as much water should be taken as can naturally be replaced.
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Energy conservation schemes
- Government incentives to make homes more efficient (e.g. solar panels and homeowners to sell excess energy to national grid). - Use less energy in homes (e.g. turn odd unneeded lights). - Renewable energy sources over coal/gas power stations.
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Waste recycling
- Collection of household recycling boxes. - Recycling facilities for larger items (e.g. fridges). - Websites (e.g. 'Freecycle'): items are offered for free. - More recycling = fewer resources used (e.g. metal cans melted down to make more cans).
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Waste recycling - reducing landfill
- Recycling means less waste produced, so less landfill. - Landfill is unsustainable since it wastes resources that could be recycled, and wastes space (space will run out).
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Creating green space
- Ensure urban area remain places where people want to live and work. - Reduce air pollution by creating pockets of clean air. - Reduce flooding (permeable surface=less surface runoff). - Cooler areas to relax in, in hot weather. - Quiet.
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Card 2

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Energy conservation schemes

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- Government incentives to make homes more efficient (e.g. solar panels and homeowners to sell excess energy to national grid). - Use less energy in homes (e.g. turn odd unneeded lights). - Renewable energy sources over coal/gas power stations.

Card 3

Front

Waste recycling

Back

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Card 4

Front

Waste recycling - reducing landfill

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Creating green space

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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