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Educate > Earth Day Lancaster > Glossary Terms

Below are a list of terms I collected during this project:

Glossary Terms

Biodiversity – the range of organisms present in a particular ecological community or
system.

Conservation – the preservation, management, and care of natural and cultural resources

Deforestation – to remove trees from an area of land

Degradation – erosion of the Earth’s land surface

Grassroots – the ordinary people in a community or the ordinary members of an
organization, as opposed to the leadership

Forum – a medium in which the public may express opinions

Humanity – the human race considered as a whole

Galvanizing – to stimulate somebody or something into great activity

Global Warming – an increase in the world’s temperatures

Emissions – something that is produced or given out

Equitable – characterized by justice or fairness and impartiality toward those involved

Eurasia – the land mass consisting of the continents of Europe and Asia

Exploitation – the practice of taking selfish or unfair advantage of a person or situation

Inauguration – the formal act of placing somebody into an official position

Sustainable – able to be maintained

Disposable – designed to be thrown away after use

Compostable – a mixture of decayed plants and other organic matter used from things
that have be disposed

Biodegradable – able to decompose naturally

Organic – relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living things

Hemp – touch fiber made from the stems of an Asian plant

Recyclables – materials or products that are able to be recycled

Rummage sale – a miscellaneous collection of items on sale for purchase


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Last updated on April 24, 2008

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