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Discussions Discussion Reuse & repurpose
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

To extend the “lives” of the things you use everyday you need to take care of them. Instead of throwing them away or in the recycling bin try taking care of them and use the responsibly that way they will last longer. Putting them in a safe place and only taking them out when you need them is one way to make them last longer. Cleaning whatever you are using instead of letting them collect dust is another way to keep them longer. Being responsible plays a bing part of making something last longer because if you are more responsible it is easier to take care of something.

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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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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

In todays world I think everyone wants to have the lasted technology. I do not think anyone needs the things to make them happy but they are nice things to have. But I do think technology is an important thing to have. I do think having a phone is important but having the newest piece of technology is not necessary. You can do many things with technology like communicate with others, help with research, and learn things that are going on in the world. So I do not think that have technology is unimportant but we do not need to buy everything that looks cool that we want all of the time. We need to work on buying things that we need or when things start to get old.

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Discussions Discussion Family footprint
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

If I where to have my own house i would try to make as many things in my house as energy efficient as possible. One it would cut down on how much i speed each year and it would improve the environment around me. I would have a lot more freedom on what I choose to do because it is my house. I would be able to choose certain appliances and light bulbs i use to help make my carbon footprint lower also. I do not think I would choose to live on the middle of a city which would help me with my carbon footprint and energy costs. But i would choose a place where it would be easy to get groceries that are fresh and places I could go to that are in walking distance.

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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

Hello my name is Pachenc, and I am from the US. When I looked my carbon footprint was lower than average. I believed this because i do not drive much, and I turn off lights and other technology when they are not in use. Since where i lived there are not many places in walking distance that i can go to it is very difficult to keep my carbon footprint down. When do I drive most of the places i go to are far from my house. This is also hard because that means i have to use more gas to get around. If there was a more energy efficant way of transportation to get around i believe my carbon foot print would be better.

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Discussions Discussion My Carbon Footprint Challenge Results
Denis M, March 1, 2014

Hello from Slovenia. My total carbon footprint is 3788 kg of CO2 per year.
My result is lower than the average for our country which is 7362 kg of CO2 per year.
I wasn’t suprised at all after doing the challenge as I don’t travel a lot and purchase much.
I had very low results in the sections Transportation and Purchase. But the only thing that concerns me a little is the Home section where the results were higher than in other sections, but still under the average. From now on I’ll try using less water when I take a shower and turning it off when I brush my teeth.

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Andrea C-US, Feb. 28, 2014

I am not an expert in deforestation and from my small town we have plenty of trees, but I have noticed that to expand our town we are having to destroy forests to get soccer fields or anything else we need. When I think of deforestation I think of a funny cartoon that has a bulldozer ripping through a forest. I know there is a need for change in my hometown. In my school alone we have an award for most printer paper used. There should be no award, but the person who does use the most paper does get a tree that they can plant. While this is a comical idea of a tree for paper it is not enough; trees take many years to become actual trees. This is where we go wrong we think okay we can just plant a tree, but that will not change the fact that we just destroyed more than we planted.

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Discussions Discussion Off the table?
Andrea C-US, Feb. 28, 2014

For me, I would not be able to give up my soft drinks and all the plastic that I waste when I use them. I do recycle, but I that if I did not buy the soft drinks then I there would be no need to recycle them. I also would not be able to give up driving my car. I know I could ride my bike to places, but to ride my bike into town or even to my school would take 30 minutes to an hour. There would also be a problem of getting to my father’s house every other weekend when he lives in another state (sc to nc). It may not seem like a long drive, but if I were to walk or ride to my dad’s house it would be all day and I would not be able to carry any of my things to his house. These are some of the things that I would not be able to give up.

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Discussions Discussion Environmental responsibility at home
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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Discussions Discussion recycling crafts
Sabrina M-US, Feb. 28, 2014

I love doing crafts and they are a great way to recycle old things. You can remake old clothes and cloth into new things by sewing. I have made several skirts out of old clothes and last Christmas I made little bags for friends out of old fabric samples. Recently I saw a tutorial on how to cut the top off of glass bottles so that you could make them into drinking glasses. I think this is a great idea because you’re repurposing old bottles and you get really cool drinking glasses at the same time.

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