We have included this glossary because we did not know what some of these words meant, and we thought you might not either.
Preserving the variety of plant and animal life in an environment.
The preservation of the natural environment and natural resources.
The theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial.
The relationships between living organisms and their environment including other organisms.
The management of the resources of a community, country, etc. in regards to its productivity.
The ratio of the energy output to the energy input of any system.
The process of taking on a business ventures while assuming the financial risks.
The external surroundings in which a plant or animal lives.
The act of managing some property or other affairs for someone else. Being in charge of taking good care of something.
The degree that any human activity is able to continue indefinitely without damaging, polluting or removing more of the natural environment than will renew itself.