EM SC 470
Applied Sustainability in Contemporary Culture

Summary and Final Tasks



By now you should be able to:

  • define and provide examples of negative externalities;
  • analyze the implications of achieving a steady state economy, and how they relate to ecological footprint;
  • identify the pros and cons of energy return on energy invested;
  • describe the (in)adequacies of using GDP as a development metric;
  • analyze the viability of various development metrics;
  • define social and environmental justice;
  • identify examples of social and environmental (in)justice.

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 2 tasks!

You have reached the end of Lesson 2! Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 2 Overview page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 3.