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Discussions Discussion Environmental responsibility at home
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

To sustain a responsible world everyone needs to do there share of work. If everyone did nothing and where not responsible then our world would not be a place where someone would want to live. There are simple tips that everyone can do to keep our world safe and health. Recycling is a big thing that everyone is capable of do and it helps out the world and decreases your carbon footprint. Other thing one can do is changing the light bulbs in your house to energy efficient ones, which reduces your electricity bill. Another thing is buying cost and energy efficient appliances. Since pole use those everyday that would help greatly with improving your carbon footprint. Buying recycled supplies and using less water each day also helps.

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Amelia A.US, Feb. 28, 2014

if everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot”. This statement is very true in this case. Everyone can do the little things to be environmentally friendly such as turning the water off while brushing your teeth or turning lights off when you leave a room. One person doesn’t need to pick up trash for hours a day, but everyone can pick up a piece of trash when they walk by one.

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Logan C-US, Feb. 28, 2014

Keeping our world and environment sustainable and clean is difficult for everyone, but the responsibility is on every person in the world. We as humans need to have a passion or interest in keeping the world clean. There are many ways to successfully contribute to helping keep the environment sustainable. People can decrease in their use of plastic and try to lower their carbon footprint. Recycling more or just picking up the trash you see on the ground can help in little ways, which can add up to a big success.

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Quynh P-US, Feb. 27, 2014

As humans living on Earth, we all have the responsibility to take care of it and saving it because it is our only home. Little actions can make big changes in the world. We must all be good examples to others, and encourage them to do the same, it’s a chain reaction! There are many ways to we can decrease our carbon footprint….turn off the lights when the room is not in used… turn the water off while brushing your teeth/shampooing/conditioning….Pay your bills online so paper won’t be wasted….skip the coffee stirrer….batch your errands together….these are just some ideas i am throwing out there! We all have different ideas on how to be green, teach it! spread it! do whatever so others can get the message!

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  • Allison C-US Allison C-US Feb. 28, 2014
    That's exactly right!! We can't just wait for the world to improve itself; it is our duty as its inhabitants to provide positive influences on the environment. We all have this responsibility, and if everyone were to act on it, we could honestly make this planet a more beautiful and healthy place to live.
  • Amelia A.US Amelia A.US Feb. 28, 2014
    I agree with you! I believe that people should want to take care of the earth because it is our only home. Also, there often isn't enough motivation to be green and people don't really think about it. We need to spread the word and get people excited about doing the little things.

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Skyler W-US, Feb. 27, 2014

At home, my family does the best they can do recycle glass, aluminum, plastic, and cardboard. One thing we could probably work on is paper. While I’m in school, I do the best I can do recycle my bottles, cans, and paper too. I also recycle my water bottles at my gym. What I plan to do is buy a reusable water bottle. That way I can cut down on the bottles of water I’m throwing away at the gym, at home, and at school. I make sure to cut off my TV and computer when I’m not using them. I don’t keep the water running while brushing my teeth and I don’t take long showers. I try to unplug my straightener and anything else I have plugged in so I can save energy. The last thing I try and stay conscious of is turning the lights off when I leave a room. I do the best I can with my daily living activities… but what else should I do?

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Natalia W-US, Feb. 26, 2014

In my household, we do all that we can to help the environment. It definitely isn’t our top priority but we still value the importance. We use reusable bottles whenever we can, recycle, don’t keep water running, take short showers, shut off lights when not in use, and eat organic foods. You cant save the world, but if everyone just made small changes in what they do everyday to help we could make this a better world to live in. You don’t have to do everything, just something.

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  • suzana poplašen suzana poplašen March 5, 2014
    i comletely agree! we can't save it but we can at least try not to make it worse. you can turn off the light when you don't need it, take a quick shower, wear a jumper insteand of turning up the heat,.. this is the least we can do for our planet.

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Lily P-US, Feb. 25, 2014

My family’s carbon footprint was relatively low and surprised me. The fact it I live in a large house with 5 people, but we do our part and are super conscientious of our consumption. We do the regular turn the lights out, don’t run excess water routines, but we also do things that most households do not. We eat mostly organic, locally grown foods, and compost and maintain a pretty impressive garden year-round. I think it is up to the individual to be socially responsible for their part in the carbon emissions, and I am lucky to have parents that instill that responsibility at a young age.

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Mary M, Feb. 25, 2014

When I completed the carbon footprint, I was amazed to realize how much energy my family and I use. We try to recycle as much as we can and don’t excessively indulge in food and technology. What we don’t do is take caution in our travel. I will be the first to admit, my car is a gas-guzzler, and I don’t like it. Although it is difficult to get anywhere without wheels where I live, I try to not go out unless I have more than one place to be at. The creation and acknowledgment of my carbon footprint and being enrolled in environmental science has opened my eyes to ideas that will allow me to protect the environment from my home. My class is also creating a video of 365 easy ways that you can help protect the environment. Some of these ideas include recycling; using the sun to heat your home, reuse water bottles and coffee mugs, and many more. Protection of the environment is our responsibility and I am ready to step up.

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Promise Lee, Feb. 10, 2014

Ever since I joined the “Green Team” in my middle school in eighth grade, my family and I became very environmentally conscious. We try to do as much as possible in our house to keep the Earth clean, healthy, and sustainable. For example, we buy organic, locally grown and sustainable ingredients as much as possible, and we cook at home everyday. We also have recycle bins in every room, so we can always recycle our used paper or newspaper while having the trash separated in the trash bin. Furthermore, we use a bucket to wash our fruits and vegetables, and when we’re done washing, we will use that water to water the plants in our yard. This conserves a lot of water and definitely lowered our water use. In the future, we want to upgrade our furnace to a high efficiency one so we can use less energy.

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  • Andrea Ósk Andrea Ósk Feb. 12, 2014
    Hi Promise Lee, I think that is absolutely great that you and your family are so environmentally conscious. I will try to do the same. Here in iceland we have blue bins that everybody has, you put just paper, milk cartons in it and then it's recycled. I will try to recycle more and buy organic products.
  • elin svava elin svava Feb. 14, 2014
    Hello Promise Lee,
    I think you and your family are doing the environment very good. I really admire what you are doing to help pollution problems. I would like to take your example and start to buy more organic, locally grown foods. I would also like to recycle every thing we throw out and separate our trash in different trash bin. I hope more people start thinking about there decision that comes to our planet.

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Markus Burns, Feb. 10, 2014

I live in California, my carbon footprint ended up being below the norm compared to the state I live in, however I was at the global average. One major source of my emissions was food, primarily red meats and poultry are an inefficient source of calories from an environmental standpoint. I could reduce this portion of my emissions by obtaining more of my needed protein from plants such as nuts, soy, and other produce. Alongside this I could eat locally raised meats instead of conventional meats, I do eat grass fed beef. My transportation emissions did end up being low, I generally bike around town and/or carpool with friends. I think it important that we all realize how day to day decisions when choosing how to get around, what to buy in the supermarket, and what bin to dispose our waste in can have a much greater effect when practiced over time.

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  • Katrin C-Slovenia Katrin C-Slovenia Feb. 13, 2014
    I completly agree with your view of a new way of eating. I am a vegetarian and that made my carbon footprint a lot lower. I suggest you to eat meat only twice or three times a week although it may not seem enough but it is also more healthy for your body. Maybe you should try to grow your own lettuce or vegetables like that.

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