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Environmental Education and Sustainable Development 2015-05-26 00:31:57
This is my first time to attend the class that Civil Service Institute set up. It’s also my first time to go to the Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology. My class is called Environmental Education and Sustainable Development. The environmental education now is an important issue. We all need to protect our environment. The first step is that we need to know our environment. We have to know what the problem the global environment might face. According to knowing what we might face the problem, we should also care about our environment. This is the urgent issue that we should overcome because the world is a community.

After the class that I know the United Nations invite one hundred and seventy one Country Representatives to hold a Earth Summit in Brazil in 1992. The Earth Summit refers to Agenda 21, it’s the first time that adopt Environmental Education to become general education that all world citizens should know. The Rio Declaration on Environment and development refers that in order to protect the environment and every country should according to their ability and take preventive measures widely.The Legislative Yuan establish the law about the environmental education, it’s a Breakthrough development because few countries establish the Environmental Education law, and Taiwan is one of them. This information about Environmental Education is useful to me, and it is also a new knowledge to me.

Another important issue is Sustainable Development. This concept evolution is “Silent Spring” as a representative that Rachel Carson published in 1962. There are three basic elements about Sustainable Development. There are Environmental aspect, Social aspect, and Economic aspect. There are also three elements principles.

First, Resiliency principle, and it means that economic growth and development of society can’t exceed the receptivity of the environment. Second, Fairness principle, and it means that people have the right to own high quality life and to get along with the environment harmony. Third, Communality principle, and it means that the background of the countries are different, the culture and the development standard is not the same, Sustainable Development is the standard of the global development, and it appears that Resiliency and Fairness are Communality. The vision of the Sustainable Development is that the issue of the environment and development basically establish the question of resource and environment crisis. The first we should know how to adapt the environment than the need to the environment. After we get some need from the environment, we might be greedy. We want more and more resource. Than people destroy the environment and we think we can dominate the environment. After the environment change and the situation out of the control that people know it’s an alarm. We can’t ignore the alarm and should take some measures to get along with the environment. When we start to take some ways to protect the environment that we should be negative to find out the problem, we should not be negative and we must care about the environment.

The lecture teacher shows many pictures to us. Some of the pictures are environment problem to the animals. These pictures show that we destroy the environment that lead animals can’t live like before. Everyone should try best to protect the environment, and we can prevent our environment in our daily life. For example, when we open the air conditioner we should turn the degrees on 26-28, and we should reduce the time that we turn on the air conditioner. We need to replace disposable chopsticks with reusable chopsticks and other bowls, spoons we also need to use the reusable one and that can reduce the amount of garbage. When we go out, we should use the shopping bag instead of plastic bag. All of this ways can help us to keep the environment and life much better. We should know that to protect the environment is very important and it’s our responsibility to prevent the environment from damage.

After the class that I know that we need to protect our environment, if the environment be damaged seriously, our live may be out of control. One of the serious issues is the climate change. The issue now discuss widely. The climate change might affect our lives. It is related to the global warming, and it might have serious affect to the global health. It might cause the disease, and the world is the community now so if people don’t do something to prevent the world, and the world will be bad than now. Former America Vice President Gore is a famous environment speaker, and his contribution on global climate change and environmental issue got recognition by the international. In 2006, he made a documentary called “An Inconvenient Truth” and the documentary got a lot of attention. In 2007, Gore got Nobels fredspris, and it’s really an honor. Because of Gore effort to the environment he got the prize. The environment problem is the important thing that we need to take Gore an example and try our effort to protect the environment.