Introductory Materials

Overview of Environmental Problems

This introductory document presents a comprehensive background of environmental issues, intended to help individuals understand the impact that human actions have on the environment. This 125-page document is designed to aid faculty and students who need to become more familiar and knowledgeable with environmental issues by providing background information, scientific concepts, and terminology on the following topics: Energy, Global Climate Change, Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, Resource Depletion, Land Use and Development, Waste, Air Quality, Water, Ecological Health, and Human Health. For people who are already familiar with these issues, it is a convenient, concise source of current data and research. An introduction, numerous figures and tables, as well as a glossary of terms and concepts, have been included to serve as useful teaching tools. $19.00

Pollution Prevention Concepts and Principles

This 16-page document introduces the concepts, terminology, objectives, and scope of pollution prevention. It dicusses how government and the provate sector are currently percieving and implementing pollution prevention and describes the barriers and benefits ecountered. $3.00

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Center for Sustainable Systems*
University of Michigan
440 Church Street, Dana Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041 USA
Tel: 734.764.1412 Fax: 734.647.5841
*formerly the National Pollution Prevention Center for Higher Education

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last revised: August 11, 1998.