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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Árni Þór Steinarsson Busk, Feb. 14, 2014

Technology is these days a need in my opinion, i have got the latest technology beacause i simply want it. i think the world will never be able to cut back in the teenagers buying new and better phones or computers if the world keeps improving their technology so that the new phones are not only better but also more useful. if the world wants to change anything about technology it should be more use of it and just stop using paper.

Árni Þór Steinarsson Busk
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  • Gunnar Ingi Gunnar Ingi Feb. 14, 2014
    So what you mean is that we can choose if we buy all these new things that effect our nature? If you are, I really agree with you, but, if we decide to stop buying all the new stuff it won't make all the other people stop bying it so it won't make a difference.
  • Árni Þór Steinarsson Busk Árni Þór Steinarsson Busk Feb. 14, 2014
    so why fight it? just use the old phones to help make new ones. lets say my phone is broken beyond repair but the graphics card is completely fine i think we should use the things that work in old phones to repair new phones for example my old Samsung Galaxy still works so i'm gonna donate him to the company that repairs phones so they can use the parts that why my old phone is “reused”

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Þórdís Ingunn, Feb. 14, 2014

Having the latest technology is a want. For example when a new Iphone comes you don’t have to be one of the first to get it, if all of your friends have an Iphone 5 it doesn’t mean that you need to get one too. Phones were made to let people have communication between each other. I find smartphones useless since the good old Nokia did it’s job, I mean, we could call and text each other. People need phones to communicate and often it saves lives.
People that are addicted to their phones can break the addiction just by using their old phone again. Since there isn’t ‘snapchat’ or ‘facebook’ in the phone they’ll get bored and only use it to text and call people when they need it.

Þórdís Ingunn
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  • Sara Vatovec Sara Vatovec Feb. 14, 2014
    I totaly agree with you,I think too many people now a days are addicted to phones. We should take more time interacting and relaxing.
  • Sara Vatovec Sara Vatovec Feb. 14, 2014
    I totaly agree with you,I think too many people now a days are addicted to phones. We should take more time interacting and relaxing.

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Discussions Discussion Off the table?
Eydís Bergmann Gunnarsdóttir, Feb. 14, 2014

There are many things we could take off the table but we don’t want to. Like a dishwasher. You can easily wash your dishes with your bear hands but you’re probably to laze to do it. And a coffee machine, you can just blend hot water and coffee together and there you have a lovely cup of coffee. Both these things are something we can live without but they make your life easier so we choose not to take them off the table.

Eydís Bergmann Gunnarsdóttir
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Stefanía Ásta Davíðsdóttir, Feb. 14, 2014

Now in the modern days us humans pollute more than the earth can take. We don‘t have to do that it can and has to stop. We are stuck and have grown up in time where comfort and the latest fashion is a necessity. Young people change or upgrade their phone ones and some even twice a year. Why don‘t we use our perfectly good phone till it is broken? It both saves material and when we throw it away we pollute so we are saving the environment by keeping our electronics until they run their course.

Stefanía Ásta Davíðsdóttir
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  • bjarin valur bjarin valur Feb. 14, 2014
    good evening comrade's. I agree with your previous statements. I am also very green peace and love the planet. but have you seen the new Samsung galaxy s5, it is very cool and i recomend all buy it!
  • Neza T-Slovenia Neza T-Slovenia Feb. 27, 2014
    hi everyone!I totally agree with you about phones that the whole world is driving crazy about them and about car emissions I think that the best way to reduce them is to share cars with some more other people.
  • Austin Stollar Austin Stollar Feb. 28, 2014
    Hi im Austin! i agree with you guys, we are all to worried about getting the newest technology without even thinking about what it may be doing to our earth. Yeah, the new phones look a lot cooler than the older models, but really there isn't much of a difference. If we all waited until our phones were done completely, imagine how much materials and energy we could save!
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Eydís Bergmann Gunnarsdóttir, Feb. 14, 2014

Technology is something what have grown very big last few years. I think it is something that we need and what we want. Like the latest IPhone is something what we want. We don’t need it more than we need a DVD-player. But a phone in general is something what we need. It can save lives. Like if you’re stuck on mountains you can call someone to come and save you. Also we use technology in medicine. In surgeries we use all kind of technology to help us and that is something we need.
People now a day are subjected to latest technology because it is kind of a fashion to have, for an example, the newest iPhone.

Eydís Bergmann Gunnarsdóttir
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Discussions Discussion Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Ana M-Slovenia, Feb. 12, 2014

Hi!
i’m from Slovenia, and when i started the carbon footprint test i thought my result would be lower than the world’s average and about the same as my country’s average carbon footprint result. I was quite surprised with the result, it was a lot higher than i had expected.
The reason for that is probably that i flew on a plane four times in the last year and the fact that we heat our house mostly with wood. I had no idea this is so bad for the environment.
The result of the test made me think, and my opinion is that more people should take this test so they can see what’s their influence on the planet. Since i took the test i am more aware of some things, i turn the lights of when i don’t need them, i turn off the tv and computer when nobody’s watching it, etc.

Ana M-Slovenia
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  • Fred Dao Fred Dao Feb. 21, 2014
    How much did the four plane rides influence your footprint? I would like to know this because I would think that since a lot of people ride on planes it would be a good form of travel. Is burning wood as a form of heat a good thing or a bad thing in regards to one's carbon footprint? I always expected that to be a good form of heat rather than gas or electric heating but I might be wrong. Some good ways to reduce your carbon footprint would be to start gardening which will not only lead to a reduced carbon footprint but also a sense of accomplishment and relaxation because of how you can watch a living thing grow with your help.
  • Davis Rowe Davis Rowe Feb. 27, 2014
    I noticed that my planes rides really affected my carbon footprint as well. Last year i took around trip to Los Angeles. That is only two flights total for the year and it really made my footprint increase. It makes me think that it's almost better to travel by car anywhere if possible.

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Discussions Discussion Off the table?
Þráinn Ársælsson, Feb. 12, 2014

Hi. I’ve been wondering if buying hybrid car will drop my carbon footprint? well on the short therm it will drop but, recycling the complicated parts and batteries will probably be more polluting than recycling normal car. what do you guys think?

Þráinn Ársælsson
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  • Urška Orel Urška Orel Feb. 13, 2014
    I think it's more ecological to keep your old car for as long as it works than to buy a new car, because production of cars wastes a lot of energy and resources.

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Discussions Discussion Environmental responsibility at home
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.

Promise Lee
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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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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Payton Dwight, Feb. 10, 2014

Having the latest technology is indisputably a want.

That being said, so are a lot of the luxuries we are fortunate enough to enjoy in such a a developed and privileged area. For instance, as much as we believe we need a car, we don’t. It is possible to survive without a car. Yet this is some what a peculiar principle, because these technologies enhance quality of life and increase efficiency. Don’t get me wrong, it is important to ride a bike whenever practical, but practicality is the name of the game.

Having grown up in Silicon Valley, I have become quite accustomed to living on the cutting edge of technology. I have a predilection for innovation, and a passion for entrepreneurship (albeit socially conscious entrepreneurship). These … to be continued bruh

Payton Dwight
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  • Mojca V-Slovenia Mojca V-Slovenia Feb. 13, 2014
    I agree but people won't stop using technology just like that. Nowadays almost everyone in developed countries has a mobile phone and maybe even a laptop. And what most people have, others want too. But little by little, maybe with spending more time in the nature like you suggested, or by talking with friends in live instead of texting messages we could achieve a lot. We would reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Katrin C-Slovenia Katrin C-Slovenia Feb. 13, 2014
    I agree. People today are more and more jealous and if someone gets something new, at least few of his friends would like it too. Maybe that is one of the biggest problem. Instead of being jealous we should be happy and share the experience with others, that way we would spend less on new `toys´ but also spend more time with friends.
  • gunnlaugur bjarnason gunnlaugur bjarnason Feb. 14, 2014
    fsda
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Sunny Lyu, Feb. 10, 2014

Hi, I am a student from Palo Alto High School in California. The way I see it, having the latest technology is want, not a need. Living in Silicon Valley, where technology flourishes everyday, I can definitely relate to the seeming need to have all the new gadgets and phones. My parents tend to purchase new gadgets when they come out. I did not know that such purchases have such an environmental impact. I hope that my family and our community can turn to recycling technology and reducing our “want” for them.

Sunny Lyu
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  • elin svava elin svava Feb. 14, 2014
    Hi, im from iceland! I guess we live very different lives. Iceland is both small and there are a few people here but, we also have the new gadgets that come out ever so often, tempting us to buy new things such as new phones but it is totally a want, we don't need all these things.

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