The environment is everything that is located around the organism. The neighborhood consists of all inanimate objects and living beings that are all around the organism. Everything that exists in the environment can be used by humans to make ends meet because of the environment has a carrying capacity. In fulfillment of the necessities of life, human beings sometimes exceed the carrying capacity of the environment. As a result, the balance can be disrupted.
The scope includes environmental factors biotic, abiotic and factors caused by human interaction with the environment that includes social, economic, and cultural. In the interaction is sometimes caused no negative effects. Human activities that have a negative impact on the environment, among others cause pollution, contamination of both soil, water, air and sound. Pollution can be prevented and reduced. Pollution certainly occur that can be made is to reduce the impact of pollution that can be avoided. Because the impact of environmental pollution is more harmful to human survival.
Some understanding of the environment are as follows:
a. Environment are all things and conditions that exist in the space that we occupy and affect living things, including human life (Prof. Dr. Emil Salim).
b. In the Law No.23 of 1997 concerning the Principles of Environmental Management Article 1 paragraph (1), stated that the environment is a unity with all things space, power, state, and living things including human beings and their behavior affecting the livelihoods and welfare of continuity humans and other creatures.
c. The environment is all the objects and conditions that exist in the space that we occupy that affect our lives (Prof. Dr. Otto Soemarwoto).
According to environmental experts, it appeared that sense it was very spacious environment and human factors involved as actors who have great responsibility to the environment is preserved in the earth's surface.