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Which of the following best describes sustainability?

A social goal for people to co-exist on Earth over a long time

What are the three dimensions (or pillars) often associated with sustainability?

Environmental, economic, and social

What is the main focus of sustainability in everyday use?

Countering major environmental problems

How does UNESCO distinguish between sustainability and sustainable development?

Sustainability is a long-term goal, while sustainable development refers to the processes and pathways to achieve it

At what levels can the idea of sustainability guide decisions?

Global, national, and individual

Match the following topics with their descriptions:

Energy Production in NY = How New York's current energy needs are met Energy Policy & Planning = Policies and plans promoting conservation, energy efficiency, increased use of renewable energy and greener transportation initiatives to help New York combat climate change and achieve our energy goals Energy and Climate Programs = Existing programs that are moving New York towards a sustainable future Climate Change = What climate change scientists are telling us and how we can respond

Match the following resources with their types:

oil = Non-renewable energy source natural gas = Non-renewable energy source renewable sources = Sustainable energy source

Match the following terms with their definitions:

Emissions = Release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere Climate change = Long-term alteration of temperature and typical weather patterns in a place Energy efficiency = Using less energy to perform the same task

Match the following strategies with their intended goals:

Conservation = Preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment and wildlife Energy efficiency = Reducing the amount of energy required to provide products and services Use of renewable energy = Reducing dependency on non-renewable energy sources Greener transportation initiatives = Reducing harmful emissions from vehicles

Match the following with their related concepts:

Energy = Power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources Climate Change = A change in global or regional climate patterns Greenhouse gases = Gases that trap heat in the atmosphere Renewable sources = Energy from a source that is not depleted when used

Test your knowledge on sustainability and its three dimensions: environmental, economic, and social. Learn about the importance of co-existing on Earth over the long term and how sustainability is applied in everyday life.

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