Environmental Science Study Set 5
Quiz 17 :
Environmental Economics Poitics,and World Views
In Chattanooga, Tennessee the citizens together with officials of Govt. could successfully convert the city from one of the most polluted city to zero waste cities. Individual can make the public aware of the threat to environment due to indiscriminate use of nonrenewable resources of nature by expressing them to public gatherings. In a similar way, individuals can be organized into groups to create awareness on environmentally harmful issues like pollution and need for a sustainable environment. The concept of reuse, recycling, and diminishing amount of waste should be conveyed to the locals. Everybody in the society should be made aware of the health hazards people and environment can face due to industries, so that the citizens together can prevent the installation of such industries. These measures will make the environment more sustainable.
The selected place is the whole campus. The questionnaire is as follows: Note: This is a sample questionnaire. The students can make any questionnaire similar to this or according to their interest.
Cities of Chattanooga and Tennessee were highly polluted. The Tennessee River flowing through the city was concentrated with toxic waste from factories. Pollution was so high that many people shifted to other areas. In 1984, the civic leaders called upon the citizens for a public meeting to make them aware of the serious problem the city is facing and measures to improve them. The local officials, individuals and business leaders joined to change the situation. Specific problems were identified and goals were set to get rid of the problem. The city encouraged zero emission industries. Diesel buses were replaced by electric buses. The people of the area stopped construction of an incinerator which could have increased pollution. The people launched an innovative recycling program also. As a result of these measures pollution level decreased. The city could construct a number of low- income rental houses, a fresh water aquarium and a river front park making life more enjoyable. People who shifted from the city due to unfavorable polluted atmosphere returned. This is a lesson that if everybody, local individuals, officials, and business men work together pollution problem can be reduced to minimum. Earth will become a better place to live.