Who is Bob Munro? How does his soccer team help fight the poverty of Mathare Valley?
Who is John Beal? What is his contribution in restoring an urban-area stream?
If you live in an urban area, how environmentally sustainable do you think it is, overall, on a scale of 1 to 10? Explain. List three steps that could be taken by the city’s administrators and residents to make it more sustainable, and for each of these steps, explain how taking it would affect your life.
The textbook says that cities sometime can benefit the environment by reducing the energy use and air pollution (page 60). Do you agree? Present your argument with evidences and facts, not your opinion.
What are micro-loans? How do they help solve urban poverty?
Women around the world provide more health care to their family than most of the organized health organizations. At home, it is the mother who takes care her sick children. When a couple grows older, because women lives longer than men, it is usually the wife who takes care her ailing spouse. When parents grow old, it is usually the daughters who take on the care-giver role for her ailing parents.
Yet, women’s contributions to the society health care are under-valued. Write an essay on your reflection about this issue and discuss why “empowering women” is part of the solving environmental issues’ solution.
According to the New York Times of September 13, 2013, the New Delhi court has sentenced 4 men who had brutally raped and murdered a woman on a bus to death. See the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/14/world/asia/4-sentenced-to-death-in-rape-case-that-riveted-india.html?hp&_r=0.
Violence against women is still very common in most part of the world. Discuss why the violence against women is detrimental to the environment.
As a result of China ‘one-child’ policy, it is likely to happen in China population of more men than women. Discuss its social economic impacts of uneven population distribution in a society.
Who is Michai Viravaidya? How does his policy work to slow the population growth in Thailand?