During ww2 when the petrol was rationed the health of Swedish citizens increased. Because they couldn’t use their cars they had to walk or go by bike instead, and that really increased the health of Swedish citizens. I am not saying that we should ration petrol again but we should think of that if we go back to basics (more natural exercise, ecological food etc.) it doesn’t just help the environment but our bodies as well. In a time were people die from being too fat we should really think about these easy steps to be healthier. An idea could be that instead of giving children a public transportation card or have school busses they could be given bikes to go to school with together.
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Hi again! I am a high school cross country cross country runner and I run anywhere from 4-12 miles a day. I’ve found that I prefer running on trails and in parks to cities and sidewalks. For a while I thought that it was the softer impact and the more peaceful environment, but the other day I was running down a fairly busy street, I realized how my breathing was heavier than usual. Running around towns is significantly more harder on my lungs than running in parks. The emissions from cars, stores, gas stations, etc really do effect me in a negative way-no wonder I prefer the trails!
This leads me the interesting problem I wanted to point out: as “smog centers” expand and air pollution increases around the world, runners, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts are at a greater risk being exposed to air pollution. It is unfortunate, an frankly unfair dilemma to put at risk those who are working their bodies, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and strengthening bones, muscles, joints. Have we done so much damage to our environment that healthy habits have become unsafe?
I think people should try to eat in more of a vegetarian style and consume less meat. This would greatly help to reduce the carbon footprint we as a society leave on this planet. In order to help the starving people on this planet, starving individuals should be able to have access to food that is not purchased instead of wasting this food by throwing it away.
I think that eating locally-produced food would greatly help the climate problem. If people buy or grow their food locally then they would have to do less traveling to the store which means less carbon in the air. The local food grown is also better for you because it does not have any hormones or fertilizers on them that could potentially be harmful towards you. I personally have a small garden in my backyard that my family is currently working on making it bigger. The fruit is very yummy and it makes me happy to know that we personally grew the food!
Hello einztein friends,
It would be ideal if every single family or individual on our planet had their on garden with their own vegetables and fruits but that it is sadly not the case. A big number of the worlds population do not have the opportunity or even the time to look after a garden so they have to buy different products from the store. Now the question is if we should buy food produced in our own country because it has not been transported for miles and miles and because that would support our local farmers? Or do we want to buy food coming all the way from USA and Africa?
I live in Sweden, which means I would have to support the swedish farms but first of all for me it does not make a difference if I buy a fruit or a vegetable that has been produced in Sweden or in another long distant country. Looking at an example, I am in the supermarket and I need to buy some strawberries, now I have the choice to choose either Swedish strawberries or American Strawberries. I make up my mind and i choose the ones grown in America. A lot of people would say “Hey you are not supporting the Swedish local farms and farmers, instead you are supporting a product that has been transported for miles and miles and has let out an enormous amount of Co2.” Why wouldn’t I then buy that product if it has travelled that long distance? It would be a shame and a waste to just let it be, we cannot let it rot either. We cannot really be sure that the strawberries that are said to be from Sweden are actually swedish they could as well be the american strawberries just re-packed into Swedish bags. So are you actually supporting your local farmers at home? How can you be sure you are?
If people feel that they want to support the farms in their country and that it is horrible buying food produced in a long distant country I think that we should stop all the transportations from these countries because that is the only solution to stop the Co2 emissions and the only solution to just support the farmers.
I have a summer house and it is about one and a half hour away from Stockholm where I live and there my family has a little garden with different vegetables and fruits. I love it because I know that it is fresh and it is locally produced without letting out any Co2 at all. When I go shopping in the store I do not look for where the certain product I am buying has been produced I just go for the one that looks better. :)
Hello everyone ! I think it’s very interesting to begin to reduce our carbon footprint by eating sain food, and choosing our foodstuffs conscientiously. There are so many commercial and pollutant intermediates, so as totally denaturalize the things we eat. To buy from a farmer for example could be a good idea. Unfortunatly, most of the people haven’t got the time (like me !) or think it’s too expensive. In my point of view, we are such in the society of consumption, we don’t take the time to learn about other alternatives, but our diet is very important in fact.
I personaly have eaten sain food from a farm during two weeks and when I came back home, I felt very frustrated, the taste wasn’t the same at all. Some people don’t like it, but it’s our health, and food takes a large part of it.
Hey my name is Emmanuelle I am 15. I live in France.
My footprint about foot is 801 kg. I don’t like meat and I eat fish and eggs to compensate.
I think that human eat too much animal meat, we should reduce the impact in the earth.
I think that we are ready to reduce the meat alimentation.
Have you got any idea to reduce the impact on the earth.
I hope you will think about this idea and eat more vegetal products or proteins.
We should privilage organic food, because to my mind the industrial food is bad for health.
I think eating local food is extremely important to help the problem of climate change. Eating the local food reduces the emissions that factories produce. Eating local food is really good for the immune system. It is healthier to eat those food than ones with pesticides. As well, growing local food teaches cooperation. It crosses all socioeconomic backgrounds and does not discriminate. I do not have a garden at home or school, but I really wish I did! I used to have one at my grandpa’s house and it was fun and delicious! There are really no negative effects of eating locally.
Since I calculated my carbon footprint, I’ve been re-thinking some of my life choices and have been trying to put the invoirnment and it’s safety into consideration. But when it comes to food I find it a bit diffcult to do that since I love meat and I think that it’s hard to find good vegetarian alternatives. I do try to buy things that are organic and locally produced but finding easy made and delicious vegetarian food is pretty hard. If anyone has any good recipes or any good tips when it comes to vegetarian food, please write!
Hi I’m Tommy from California, USA.
After taking the test, I realized how much I eat. My food bar was the highest out of everything else by 3 thousand above average. Maybe it’s an american thing, I don’t know. I guess I could try eating less but i’m already underweight and i’m trying to get into the healthy level so all the food i’m eating, I have no idea where it’s going. But today I learned that cow farts contribute to global warming. I think thats amazing.
Personally I think my transportation should be higher than where it’s at because at least three times a year I’m on a plane round trip, I take a train to get to and from school, and car to get to the train in the morning and bus to get home when I get off the train. It’s a complicated life but it’s necessary if I want to go to school. I don’t have any ideas how to make my commute have less of an impact on global warming without having it impact my education and social life.