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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Jesse Bowers, Feb. 28, 2014

Deforestation is good and bad at the same time but i am going to discuss why I think it is bad. Deforestation destroys habitats for different wildlife in our environments. Therefore, the wildlife in our environments are lacking a safe home and eventually dying out.

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  • Leonardo Ferrari Feb. 28, 2014
    I think deforestation can be only bad because we over use it, as we do with all the sources we have. Trees are the main sources of life we should cut them off for personal and stupid purposes.

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

After calculating my carbon footprint, I found out the biggest impact or category was transportation. This did not really surprise me because I do go and drive a lot of places during the week. Even though it is affecting the environment I do not think I could compromise much. I can carpool more and try to minimize the amount of cars driving to the same place, but for me to decrease the amount of miles I drive every week would be more difficult. I do after school activities and such so trying to minimize the amount of driving would be too hard in some of my cases.

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Discussions Discussion Sustainable city
Logan C-US, Feb. 28, 2014

If I were to create a city whose goal is to have low carbon transportation, things would be a lot different from where I live. Not having big diesel trucks and such would be the first thing to eliminate and then start to emphasis on walking or riding bikes to certain places. My city wouldn’t have as many roads but would instead have trails and bike lanes. Even though it would be better for the environment, to me personally I would not like to live there.

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Discussions Discussion Home grown
Lauren D-US, Feb. 27, 2014

Growing your own food has many social and environmental benefits. For one, it helps save money. You do not have to go to the grocery store and buy the vegetables and fruits. I would love to have a garden. I believe I would be able to do it. I have never grown anything in my life though. I would have to learn.

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  • Jesse Bowers Jesse Bowers Feb. 28, 2014
    I agree. Growing your own food will benefit you in the long run. It does help you save money and gas. It is very easy to do all it takes is time and patients. Also food taste way better when you have grown it yourself and put your own time and effort into harvesting this food.

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Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Lauren D-US, Feb. 27, 2014

When I calculated my footprint my food was higher than most. I have never thought about how much I take for granted the food that I have. I believe it has something to do with how accessible food is here. I could walk to the store right down the street and get anything I desire. But some people do not have that opportunity. I think we could do more to stop world hunger but I do not know how to go about doing that.

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  • Allison C-US Allison C-US Feb. 28, 2014
    There are a lot of ways to combat world hunger, but none of them are easy. The only thing I can really think of that would change a good bit is reducing your meat intake—40% of the world's grain goes to feeding livestock, which is a huge waste.

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Discussions Discussion Reuse & repurpose
Amber M-US, Feb. 27, 2014

Some stuff that we consider trash could defiantly be reused. Recycling has become very big over the past few years and is still growing. It is becoming the next big thing and it seems like everyone is doing it! Majority of the grocery stores that I shop at have a box located at the entrances asking for you to bring you plastics bags back once you are done, and put it in the box so that they can be reused. Another place plastic grocery bags come in handy is at a local food bank. Our local Clover Area Assistance Center ask for us to bring them our grocery bags so that they can use them. There are numerous places for us to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

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  • Drew S USA Drew S USA Feb. 28, 2014
    I agree completely, we need to start being more aggressive with recycling. The more and more that the trash builds up at landfill the worse off we get and trash doest just take up space, it emits toxic gases in to the air and pollutants in to the grounds. That is awesome that stores are getting recycling bin out there, but that doest do anything unless we get a fire behind people and push them to recycle. I think that we need to get classes to stress the importance of recycling and make people in to avid environmentalists.

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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Lilee Vorachack, Feb. 27, 2014

Hi my name is Lilee and my carbon footprint was 12,489 kg of CO2. Comparing to some areas, there are a lot of areas that have higher carbon footprints than me or some areas that have super low carbon footprints. I think these are different because different places do not have to use that much transportation and do not have the same resources as i do? I know that those who live in Madrid, Spain or any part of Europe would have a less travel carbon footprint than I because they walk on foot a lot and theres not that much transportation being used because everything is walking distance. When me and my friends go somewhere, we all carpool and just use one car so that we wouldn’t have to waste that much gas. That’s one of the things that keeps my travel carbon footprint low. I’m willing to keep carpooling to keep it low and to eat more organic food and start using more fluorescent light bulbs in my house to keep my carbon footprint low.

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Discussions Discussion Family footprint
Lilee Vorachack, Feb. 27, 2014

If I were to create my own house and family and live on any place, I would live on a lot of land and have a big garden. I would grow fruits and vegetables and herbs but i would have the same electricity that i use today. I would leave in the city with grocery stores and what not (metropolitan area) so that I can WALK to the places needed, but I would still have a car just in case but I would not use it as much because I would walk to the locations needed. I would drive my kids to school because I don’t think it would be safe for them to walk but when they get older then they could possibly walk to school. I would get my food from my garden that I would grow with all my fruits and veggies and herbs and I would also go to the local grocery store to buy organic foods. I would also go to a farmers market to try and get organic foods.

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Discussions Discussion Family footprint
Macey K-US, Feb. 27, 2014

After finding out what my carbon footprint was my family and I became more conscience of our actions. We started to recycle plastic, glass, and paper. We also expanded our garden at home and are more aware when we go shopping to look for local or organic foods. We are also buying more biodegradable paper plates and such.

Macey K-US
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  • Allison C-US Allison C-US Feb. 28, 2014
    That's great! It seems like people view recycling as a chore a lot of the time when it's really just a small change to your lifestyle that can help the earth. Little things like recycling aren't too hard to adapt to and it can make you feel pretty good about yourself.

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Discussions Discussion Reuse & repurpose
Mary M, Feb. 27, 2014

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2011 there was over 250.4 million tons of trash thrown away. The reality of this is that there are so many more uses for the items we consider to be trash. The recycling movement has ushered numerous ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle items we believe no longer have a use. For instance, trash bags that our groceries are carried out of the stores in act as a great trash bag for small trashcans, or a trash bag in the car. Not only does this reduce the amount of plastic thrown away, but it also reduces the amount of plastic needed to produce trash bags. Another great way to eliminate trash is to donate old items. The United States alone has over 1.5 million non-profit organizations. These places are always looking for people to donate old or lightly used items. This is a great way to give back to the community while you save the environment. All in all, recycling is the greatest and most all-encompassing aspect of environmental protection we all can do.

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