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PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 20 October, 2008, 12:00am

1 sustainability

2 resources

3 ecotax

4 supply

5 allocate

6 externalities

a) tax to make polluters pay

b) the amount of goods or services available for purchase by consumers

c) the negative impact of business activities on the public

d) making sure the planet can continue to develop, while keeping resources for the future

e) materials provided by nature which are limited

f) distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose


1. d, 2. e, 3. a, 4. b, 5. f, 6. c

Now do this

Choose the correct definitions for the following terms

Get set, ready... click! Here is our Web research question for this week. Imagine you have HK$10,000 to invest. You would like to invest the money in companies which have a positive impact on the planet. Do some research with your friends or classmates and come up with a 'green portfolio'.

1 How do these companies help the planet?

2 Where do they operate?

3 Can they show tangible results?

4 Are they profitable?

5 Once you have decided on your 'green portfolio', check it every month. Discuss any significant changes with your classmates or friends.