Sustainability: Learning for a Lifetime – Soil

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.  Soils are a crucial element of our survival and well-being.  Soils enable not just the production of food, fiber, and fuel, but also lead to clean water, the sequestration and long term storage of carbon and nitrogen thus offsetting the release of greenhouse gases, the provision of wildlife habitat; and allow the temporary storage of water, decreasing the magnitude of flooding.

Author: Tara Nye

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