Access to nature
Alleviation of hunger
Alleviation of poverty
Economic opportunity & inclusion
Elimination of a disease
Elimination of racism
Food safety & quality
Health & wellness
Pollution clean up
Preservation and access to cultural heritage
Protecting endangered species
Quality of life
Reduction and mitigation of disasters
Responsible stewardship of natural resources
Reversal of environmental issues
Support for arts & performing arts
Support for culture
Support for sports, leisure & recreation
Social GoodsSocial goods are produced by the environment such as a forest that provides ecological services such as the purification of air and water. They also include government services such as healthcare that benefit quality of life or the environment. In some cases, individuals, institutions, nonprofits or firms may also produce social goods such as a profitable company that has a positive influence on both the environment and quality of life everywhere they impact.
Social IssuesSocial goods can be viewed as the prevention or solution to social issues and environmental issues. As a concrete example of a social good, a society that covers healthcare, dental care, education and social security for its members.
Quality of LifeAnything that unambiguously improves quality of life for all people in a society, region, city or neighborhood can be viewed as a social good. This may include environmental justice and improvement of the environment.
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Services that benefit people and planet.