EME 504
Foundations in Sustainability Systems

Summary and Final Tasks

This week, our objectives were as follows:

  1. Establish the factors leading to the feedback loop among economic growth, resource optimism, and environment.
  2. Predict how commoditization of natural capital results in weak sustainability.
  3. Contextualize anthropocentric, utilitarian natural resource management.
  4. Culturally contextualize conservationist, nature–centric sustainable management.
  5. Explain why natural capital and manufactured capital are independent variables.
  6. Assess the value of quantitative measurements of sustainability.


Please see complete information on the Lesson 2 Overview page and in Canvas.