Impacts of Human Behavior on the Environment

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RUNNING HEAD: Impacts of Human Behavior on the Environment 1

Impacts of Human Behavior on the Environment
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Impacts of Human Behavior on the Environment 2 Environmental psychology is the study of the link between human behavior, the direct impact on the environment, and the psychology of humans. The physical or manmade environment such as building houses or workplaces, and natural environments in nature, are all important parts of environmental psychology. The study that includes environmental psychology is diverse and requires more studies to determine what changes need to be made. Modern technology such as, the development
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Pollution harms the atmosphere from pollutants that travel into the atmosphere by chemicals such as smoke from coal that creates acid rain. Sustainable resources can help the environment heal and maintain the psychological health of humans. Some of the resources are replanting forests after they have been logged or burned by forest fires, encouraging and using products that are able to be recycled. Using reusable shopping bags instead of plastic, driving hybrid vehicles and using public transportation systems instead of driving everywhere alone are all methods of reducing pollution and decreasing resources. One new product on the market is bamboo. The bamboo tree grows at an astounding rate and the wood has a hardness that makes the bamboo more desirable for contractors. Bamboo is being used for kitchen tools such as cutting boards and wooden spoons. The wood does not stain and lasts longer than traditional woods. Planting bamboo groves is renewing part of the environment by replacing other vegetation that has been removed. As a demand increases for the product, advance planning and planting of the bamboo will ensure that the resource does not run out. The solution is a winning solution for the environment and the humans who demand the product. Encouraging the decreased use of fossil fuels will help eliminate pollution as well as help the
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