|Environmental Education in the Schools (Peace Corps, 1993)|
|Activities, activities and more activities|
* Adopting policy measures and technologies to minimize environmental consequences of urbanization.
* Improving standards for literacy.
* Making primary health care more accessible.
* Improving social well-being, protecting cultural diversity, and investing in human capital.
* Investing in the health and education of women.
* Encouraging participation in decision-making.
* More efficient use of arable lands and water supplies.
* Improving agricultural practices and technologies to increase yields.
* Avoiding overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
* Conserving water by ending wasteful uses and improving efficiency of water systems.
* Improving water quality and limiting surface water withdrawals.
* Conserving biodiversity by greatly slowing and, if possible, halting extinction and habitat and ecosystem destruction.
* Preventing destabilization of climate or destruction of the ozone layer by human actions.
* Protecting natural resources need for food production and cooking fuels while expanding production to meet the needs of growing populations.
* Using irrigation carefully.
* Avoiding expansion of agriculture on steep hillsides or marginal lands.
* Slowing or halting destruction of tropical forests, coral reef ecosystems, coastal mangrove forests and other wetlands, and other unique habitats to conserve biological diversity.
* Shifting to technologies that are cleaner and more efficient-that minimize consumption of energy and other natural resources and do not pollute air, water, and land.
* Reducing carbon emissions to limit the global rate of increase of greenhouse gases and eventually stabilize the atmospheric concentrations of these gases.
* Over time, greatly curtailing use of fossil fuels, and finding other sources of energy.
* Phasing out use of CFCs to prevent degradation of the Earth's protective ozone layer.
* Preserving traditional technologies that create few wastes or pollutants, that recycle wastes, and work with or support natural systems.
* Rapidly adopting improved technologies as well as improved government regulation and enforcement.