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Glossary Terms

Agriculture-the science, art, or occupation concerned with cultivating land, raising crops, and feeding, breeding, and raising livestock; farming.

Biodegradable- capable of decaying through the action of living organisms

Composted- a mixture of various decaying organic substances, as dead leaves or manure, used for fertilizing soil

Florescent bulbs- energy saving light bulbs

Hazardous Waste- any industrial by-product, esp. from the manufacture of chemicals, that is destructive to the environment or dangerous to the health of people or animals

Inorganic- involving neither organic life nor the products of organic life.

Organic- a substance, as a fertilizer or pesticide, of animal or vegetable origin.

Pacifists- a person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind.

Pesticides- a chemical preparation for destroying plant, fungal, or animal pests.

Pollution- the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment

Recycling- to treat or process (used or waste materials) so as to make suitable for reuse

Scrap Metal- discarded metal suitable for reprocessing Sustainability- living in a way that preserves our environment