Sustainability final

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Tragedy of the Commonseconomic theory of a situation within a shared-resource system where individual users acting independently and rationally according to their own self-interest behave contrary to the common good of all users by depleting that resource.
Malthusianspopulation grows but the food cant keep up
Cornucopiansbelieve earth has enough mass to provide people with everything we need
Multiple Functionsone element having multiple purposes
Functional Analysis of Design Elementsa methodology that is used to explain the workings of a complex system.
Permaculture Principles a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.
Site Analysisa preliminary phase of architectural and urban design processes dedicated to the study of the climatic, geographical, historical, legal, and infrastructural context of a specific site.
sustainabledoesnt hurt or help the environment, solar energy wind energy
degenerative hurts the environment, harmful gases
regenerativea function that helps the environment, slash and burn farming
sector analysisA review and assessment of the current condition and future prospects of a given sector of the economy.
Green Technology on UMD Campuswind turbine, co-generation plant, freight farming
climatethe weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period
greenhouse effectthe trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphere due to the greater transparency of the atmosphere to visible radiation from the sun than to infrared radiation emitted from the planet's surface.
Carbon Sequestrationa natural or artificial process by which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form.
earth caretaking care of the earth
people caretaking care of people
fair shareeverybody gets a fair distribution of resources
food justicecommunities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food
food sovereigntythe right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.

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