the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
EX: stock market
the natural resources and natural services that keep us and other species alive and support out economies
EX: oil, paper products, water
The economic value of the knowledge, experience, skills, and capabilities of employees
Items such as machinery, equipment, and factories, which are made from natural resources with the help of human resources
internal costs plus external costs
the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
EX: areas of Africa with little or no resources
The process by which we select our governmental leaders and what policies these leaders pursue. Politics produces authoritative decisions about public issues.
EX: US government
The official rules or regulations concerning the environment adopted, implemented, and enforced by some government agency.
EX: EPA regulations
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
EX: USA gov't
A worldview based on how the environment works, our place in the environment, and right and wrong environmental behaviors
EX: planetary, stewardship, wisdom
a search for moral values and ethical principles in human relations with the natural world.
EX: caring for the earth over desire for money
planetary management worldview
humans are separate from nature, nature exists to meet our needs, economic growth is unlimited, technology will compensate for depletion
Belief that holds that we can and should manage the earth for our benefit, but that we have an ethical responsibility to be caring and responsible managers, or stewards, of the earth
environmental wisdom worldview
holds that we are part of, and totally dependent on, nature and that nature exists for all species, not just for us.