Sustainable Products and Companies Quiz

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What is the term used for the decrease in forest areas across the world?

Deforestation

What is the term for the introduction of harmful materials into the environment?

Pollution

Which activity greatly accelerated deforestation since 1960?

Urbanization

What can contaminate soil, water, turf, and other vegetation?

Pesticides

What is the Air Quality Index (AQI) based on?

The concentration of pollutants in the air

What can contaminated water and poor sanitation lead to?

Transmission of diseases such as cholera and typhoid

What do proactive environmental management strategies aim to do?

Prevent and eliminate sources of waste

How does air pollution affect people's health?

By increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke

What is the primary focus of environmental risk management?

Minimizing the impact of risks on the environment

In restoration ecology, what do restoration projects primarily aim to achieve?

Reinstating the health and integrity of ecosystems

What is the main objective of emergency response plans for businesses?

Ensure safety and minimize damage during emergencies

What is the purpose of purchasing sustainable goods and services?

To address social issues

What does a sustainable supply chain aim to achieve?

Use environmentally and socially sustainable practices

How does energy waste contribute to environmental pollution?

It results in greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental pollution

In what ways can companies engage in social responsibility?

Minimizing the negative impacts on society and the environment

Study Notes

Environmental Terms and Concepts

  • Deforestation refers to the decrease in forest areas across the world.
  • Pollution is the introduction of harmful materials into the environment.

Deforestation and Land Degradation

  • The main activity that has greatly accelerated deforestation since 1960 is agriculture.

Environmental Contaminants

  • Contaminants can contaminate soil, water, turf, and other vegetation.

Air Quality Index (AQI)

  • The Air Quality Index (AQI) is based on the level of pollutants in the air.

Health and Environmental Risks

  • Contaminated water and poor sanitation can lead to water-borne diseases and other health problems.
  • Air pollution can cause respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases, and other health issues.

Environmental Management Strategies

  • Proactive environmental management strategies aim to mitigate environmental risks and prevent environmental damage.
  • The primary focus of environmental risk management is to identify and mitigate potential environmental risks.
  • Restoration projects primarily aim to restore degraded ecosystems and promote biodiversity.

Business and Sustainability

  • The main objective of emergency response plans for businesses is to minimize the impact of environmental disasters and ensure business continuity.
  • The purpose of purchasing sustainable goods and services is to reduce environmental footprint and promote sustainable development.
  • A sustainable supply chain aims to minimize environmental impacts, reduce waste, and promote sustainable practices throughout the entire supply chain.

Energy and Pollution

  • Energy waste contributes to environmental pollution by releasing harmful greenhouse gases and pollutants into the environment.

Social Responsibility

  • Companies can engage in social responsibility by adopting sustainable practices, reducing environmental impacts, and promoting environmental stewardship.

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