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C. Environment. E. L. E. B. R. A. T. I. O. N. By Health Ministries Department General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. S. Celebrating environment. Environmental awareness. Pollution of water. Now we use lead-free gasoline.

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Celebrating environment
Celebrating environment

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Environmental awareness
Environmental awareness

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Pollution of water
Pollution of water

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When multiplied by millions they begin to have a m ajor destructive effect
When multiplied by millions, they begin to have a major destructive effect

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Overpopulation an e nvironmental c oncern
Overpopulation: an environmental concern?

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A single automobile may emit insignificant pollutants
A single automobile may emit insignificant pollutants

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The effects of overpopulation depend on the ratio of population to sustainable resources
The effects of overpopulation depend on the ratio of population tosustainable resources

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Overpopulation often damages a nation s economy
Overpopulation often damages population to a nation’s economy

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Number of children born per woman population to

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Sustainable agriculture
Sustainable agriculture population to

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Deforestation on a massive scale often results in damage to the quality of the land
Deforestation on a massive scale often results in damage to the quality of the land

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The balance between our need for forests and our need for food relates to the pressures of overpopulation.

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F ood is not freely available to all
F food relatesood is not freely available to all

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Climate change
Climate change food relates

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E nergy conservation is an important part of environment preservation 34
E food relatesnergy conservation is an important part of environment preservation. 34

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Water and air pollution
Water and air pollution food relates

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Fragmented plastic eventually finds its way into the ocean
Fragmented plastic eventually finds food relates its wayinto the ocean

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Hygiene is a fundamental health principle
Hygiene is a fundamental health food relatesprinciple

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P olluted regions may not have immediate health problems
P food relatesolluted regions may not have immediate health problems

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Children s asthma rates have increased
Children food relates’s asthma rates have increased

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Solar irradiation
Solar irradiation food relates

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Internal environment
Internal environment our skin

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We must not introduce toxins into our bodies
We must not introduce toxins our skin into our bodies

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We are stewards of the earth
We are stewards of the earth our skin

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Too many homes are places of tension
Too many homes are places of tension our skin

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The spiritual environment of the home affects the environment of our minds
The spiritual environment of the home affects the environment of our minds

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Life application questions
LIFE APPLICATION environment of our QUESTIONS

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Even though I sometimes feel as though one person cannot do much to stop deforestation and industrial pollution, besides financially supporting some protest groups…

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…what choices can I make, such as the ways I use energy and plastics, that will contribute even in a small way to protecting the environment?

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Shawn has a and plastics, that will contribute even in a small way to protecting the environment?“green” friend who is highly vocal about environmental issues, but she’s skeptical of Shawn’s choice to be a vegetarian.

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Which advantages of a vegetarian diet could Shawn point out that would meet with her friend’s approval as an environmentalist?

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Education can often lead to more informed choices about family size population growth and better quality of life and health to all.

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What can I do to support the efforts of groups that run educational institutions and programs in countries where poverty drastically reduces the quality of life for many families?

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Have I experienced any of the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) symptoms, such as depression and irritability in the winter months, or when spending time indoors?

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How can I change my program in order to spend a carefully regulated amount of time in the sunshine?

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Are there children in my community or family that need encouragement to spend time outdoors, or who need caution to limit their exposure to too much sunshine?

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Which pollutants are my body being exposed to? encouragement to spend time outdoors, or who need caution to limit their exposure to too much sunshine?

Which of these can I limit or eliminate altogether?

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Are encouragement to spend time outdoors, or who need caution to limit their exposure to too much sunshine?some of my choices exposing me to chemicals or substances that might give me passing gratification but have harmful effects in the long-term?

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How am I contributing emotionally and spiritually to the following environments: home, work, school, church, community?

What type of contribution am I making?

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Is it causing pollution or peace, strife or sanctuary following environments: home, work, school, church, community? ?

What choices can I make, and where can I receive the help I need to stick to my decision to improve and protect my environment?

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This presentation is created and distributed by the following environments: home, work, school, church, community?

Health Ministries DepartmentGeneral Conference of Seventh-day Adventists12501 Old Columbia PikeSilver Spring, MD 20904

This presentation is shared for educational purposes only. The content, graphics, and pictures of each slide and the whole presentation must be kept intact if shared with other Health Ministries entities, including this page. Thank you for using and sharing only in a responsible manner.

Superscripts denote references listed in the back of the

book, “CELEBRATIONS.”

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