Hello my name is Francisca and I live in Spain. I do not know if my ecological footprint is less than the average for Spain but I guess I am below average because I am quite aware of the serious problems that the environment suffers and recycle at home, close the tap while I brush teeth, I put the dishwasher when full, and my transportation is the bicycle or public transport,although this is also related to the place where I live, because if I lived in China for example would run my bike and ecological footprint would be minor and lived in an underdeveloped country like the Congo would be much lower because the houses do not have artificial lights or running water. I take care of the environment, but also know that many people do it and we can allget better.
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I’m A. Sandovalin, since I met demi ecological footprint results, my good habits have improved ecological increased.
one thing that caught my attention was that the amount of CO2 that produced my feed was higher than pruducia my movement and my house.
I now try to adopt habits such as reusing and recycling paper, turning off lights, electronic devices when not’m using.
truly the realization of this study has amazed me since I checked the number of people who are willing has to do something to remedy this problem that affects us all.
Hello, my name is Irene and I’m from Spain. My carbon dioxide emissions are lower than my country’s average. I think we should be more concerned about this subject because it affects all of us. So we must do our best to solve this kind of problems. For example, we should use public transport more often or remember to turn off the lighs when we don’t need them. Bye ––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hello, my name is Rosa and I’m from Zaragoza (Spain). I produce more emissions than my country’s average. I’ll try to produce less carbon dioxide and reduce my carbon footprint. In order to do it, I’m going to recycle wathever I’m able to. I think it’s very important because if we keep on doing this, we will destroy our planet. Good bye –––––––––––––––––––––––––- Hi, my name is Lucia and I’m from Zaragoza. My carbon footprint is lower than my country’s one, not only on transport and purchases but also in house and food. I’m going to try to bring my own bags which are reusable. Despite of this fact I think that I can’t reduce more my carbon footprint because I usually recycle all packaging I’m able to. See you.
Preventive medicine 101: Hospitals incorporate farmers markets into facilities:
Hospitals in Texas are offering fruits and vegetables to poorer patrons at a subsidized price to encourage healthy habits.
The poor and middle class, for whom often times unhealthy food is cheaper and more plentiful than healthy food, suffer disproportionately from high rates of obesity and related diseases. A doctor’s advice to “eat better” is essentially useless given these circumstances.
The Harris County Hospital District has partnered with a Houston-based nonprofit organization called Veggie Pals to offer fresh vegetables and fruits at a subsidized price, to compete with the cheaper food options in these patients’ neighborhoods. The easy availability — it’s just down the hallway from the doctor’s office — is coupled with advice about the benefits of these foods and how to prepare them.
The program is called Healthy Harvest and it makes great sense!
The Future of Nutrition Labels: Making It Easier to Be Portion-Savvy
The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 required nutrition information to be on packaged foods only. So, why do some items not need a label? What are the laws set by the FDA and USDA?
The government is finally establishing more label laws. A mandatory meat nutrition label, due to go in effect Jan. 1, 2012, was pushed back until March 1, 2012 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. This rule will concern 40 of the most popular cuts of all “single-ingredient muscle cuts and ground meat and poultry products.” The label will include calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein, iron and total carb content.
Climate change and human health
Human-induced climate change – now deemed by international climate
science to be real, demonstrably underway, and apparently accelerating –
reflects the mounting pressures of human numbers and intensified economic
activity. The existence, and long-term prospect, of risks to human health
provides an important signal as to the profound nature of this extraordinary
phenomenon. This important “signal”, adequately documented and clarified
by health researchers, will reinforce the motivation of governments and their
constituencies to take rapid and radical mitigation actions.
The health risks arise variously from direct stresses (e.g. weather disasters
and heatwaves), altered ecological processes (e.g. changes in infectious
disease patterns, impaired food yields), resource conflict over depleted
resources (water, fertile land, fisheries, etc.) and population displacement.
Low-income and geographically vulnerable populations are at greatest risk.
The risks to health jeopardise the achievement of the Millennium
Development Goals. Those risks will increase over time, and afflict future
While nations strive to reduce emissions, health-protecting adaptive
strategies are needed, both for current risks and as part of longer-term
planning. Health sector adaptation initiatives should be part of a coordinated
multi-sectoral response that recognizes that protecting human health must
be a central goal of, and reason for, climate stabilization and sustainability.
Indeed, in the agenda-setting 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change, damage to “health and wellbeing” is one of the three categories of
adverse effects that the Convention is intended to address, along with
damage to the natural environment and economic development.
Hello, my name is Adriana and I’m from Calarasi (Romania). I finished the carboon footprint test and this is lower than the average person of the United States. my total footprint is 5707 kg of Co2 per year. My higher carbon footprint is home because I use household appliances. I go every day on foot to school three miles and so I reduce to my consumption of carbon. I use energy saving bulbs in my home. I try to recicle paper and plastic and use them later for different works. I think for me to reduce carbon consumption should spend less time on TV or on the computer and to concentrate me on saving the environment.
I also have never read king lear, so I had to read up on the plot to try and compare the two. I thought it was interesting how Kurosawa modified a basic story of family power and betrayal to make it culturally relevant to Japan. Shakespeare’s plays are always somewhat romantic in nature, in this case, the daughters professing their love to their father. I can’t say I know a great deal about Japanese culture, but I’ve gathered that it emphasizes respect for male elders and family members. By replacing the daughters with sons and making loyalty and respect central elements of the film, Kurosawa gave the film a different twist and made it culturally relevant. I also like how the film make Hidetora a more 3-dimensional character. However, I’m generally not a fan of Shakespeare-like plots, and the length of the film (and the fact that it had subtitles), made it somewhat difficult to watch.
Scientists hope transplants will revive coral reef off Fort Lauderdale
Marine scientists on Friday plan to begin transplanting about 100 basketball-size corals from an onshore nursery to a damaged reef off the shores of Fort Lauderdale.
The transplant, among the first of its kind, will be closely watched to determine whether corals that grow quickly in tanks on land can be used to restore severely depleted reefs
Hello, my name is Inés and I’m from Zaragoza (Spain). My carbon footprint is low, but I think that it could be lower.
Every day I go to school by car, and to reduce my footprint, I could go by public transport. At home, most of the bulbs are energy-saving, but we still have a few normal light bulbs to change. Furthermore, at this Christmas, I got a new phone, like many people I know. But, do we really need those new electronic devices? Not actually, we only bought it because we want it, because it’s cool.
It’s sad that we are so selfish, but that’s something we must change, and start thinking a bit on our planet.