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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.

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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 The Effects of Travel on Carbon Footprint
Lilee Vorachack, Feb. 27, 2014

Hello, my name is Lilee and my travel for my carbon footprint is low. It is because i do not fly on a plane, instead we drive to the destination needed. My family and I usually drive instead of flying to places and also i, myself, have never been in a plane before. And when I have to get to school, i have to travel 15 miles to school which is 30 miles front and back, multiply that by 5 days and that’s 150 miles each week. Last year, I went to Disney World which was a 529 mile drive, plus the miles we took in florida to get to Daytona beach and out to eat. That would add up to be a lot and the amount we had to get back home. That was the most transportation used for my carbon footprint. I think I already do a good job with my travel footprint because I do not fly which would impact a lot to my carbon footprint if i were to fly.

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Jack O-US, Feb. 27, 2014

Hello there, my name is jack! I believe to succeed in life, especially in America, you need technology. You also need the most advanced technology so you can be most proficient at your job. This allows you to use less paper and helps save the environment. Advanced technology also allows the world to be better and improved. It allows us to communicate with each other and talk about ideas to help the world. I don’t think that technology is bad I think it is good for society.

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Lilee Vorachack, Feb. 27, 2014

I do not think that there is a need for new technology but there is at the same time because everyone is so into electronics that many people don’t even use paper to write on or home phones to call on. Everyone is so into electronics nowadays and Some people need the latest technology for the type of job they are in. Business people will probably need to replace their phone every year because it’s always in use with emails and messages and conference calls used. New technology can effect the environment by toxins and fumes. You can take a break with technology by dealing more with the environment. For example, if you go hiking, you don’t need any electronics - maybe your cell phone for pictures, but that’s all. You can go camping or the mountains. You’d be more healthy and active with the environment.

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Discussions Discussion Environmental responsibility at home
Quynh P-US, Feb. 27, 2014

As humans living on Earth, we all have the responsibility to take care of it and saving it because it is our only home. Little actions can make big changes in the world. We must all be good examples to others, and encourage them to do the same, it’s a chain reaction! There are many ways to we can decrease our carbon footprint….turn off the lights when the room is not in used… turn the water off while brushing your teeth/shampooing/conditioning….Pay your bills online so paper won’t be wasted….skip the coffee stirrer….batch your errands together….these are just some ideas i am throwing out there! We all have different ideas on how to be green, teach it! spread it! do whatever so others can get the message!

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  • Allison C-US Allison C-US Feb. 28, 2014
    That's exactly right!! We can't just wait for the world to improve itself; it is our duty as its inhabitants to provide positive influences on the environment. We all have this responsibility, and if everyone were to act on it, we could honestly make this planet a more beautiful and healthy place to live.
  • Amelia A.US Amelia A.US Feb. 28, 2014
    I agree with you! I believe that people should want to take care of the earth because it is our only home. Also, there often isn't enough motivation to be green and people don't really think about it. We need to spread the word and get people excited about doing the little things.

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Discussions Discussion Environmental responsibility at home
Skyler W-US, Feb. 27, 2014

At home, my family does the best they can do recycle glass, aluminum, plastic, and cardboard. One thing we could probably work on is paper. While I’m in school, I do the best I can do recycle my bottles, cans, and paper too. I also recycle my water bottles at my gym. What I plan to do is buy a reusable water bottle. That way I can cut down on the bottles of water I’m throwing away at the gym, at home, and at school. I make sure to cut off my TV and computer when I’m not using them. I don’t keep the water running while brushing my teeth and I don’t take long showers. I try to unplug my straightener and anything else I have plugged in so I can save energy. The last thing I try and stay conscious of is turning the lights off when I leave a room. I do the best I can with my daily living activities… but what else should I do?

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Discussions Discussion Off the table?
Skyler W-US, Feb. 27, 2014

When i calculated my carbon footprint, my biggest category was transportation; which wasn’t surprising. I have a lot I do during the day that I have to use my car to get to. I work about fifteen minutes from my house, and about thirty from my boyfriend’s house, where I usually hang out at. I always hang out with him so I have to drive there. I also participate in a nursing program which asks me to drive to the nursing home. Last but not least, I have to drive to school five out of seven days a week. All of these locations are spread out, and it’s hard to keep my transportation level down because I drive so much. Riding a bike or riding on a bus isn’t possible for me. The only bus I could take is the one to and from school, and they aren’t even kept clean. There is no bus to take me around Lake Wylie. I wouldn’t be able to ride a bike because all of the places I need to go are so spread out. Giving up my transportation would be impossible for me.

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Brittany R United States, Feb. 27, 2014

In our society today living in the United States, technology has become a necessity. I use my computer and phone everyday. In the United States it is a way of life. If you want to be included in society today you need technology. You have to fill out college applications online, you can even go to college online.It is a way to environmentally friendly by saving trees.

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Skyler W-US, Feb. 27, 2014

In the world today, I believe that it has become a need to have the latest technology. Schools are beginning to transfer to online activities and note taking abilities to make it easier and more manageable. A lot of businesses, in fact, almost all of them use computers to chart items, do research, make documents, and keep files online. If you did not have this technology, it would be extremely hard to learn anything in school or keep track of records at work. Not only do you use this technology in school and at work, but you use it to actually get a job. A lot of employers ask for the future employee to go online to fill out an application or watch videos for training. Not having this technology would be hard to do.

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Maddi Ownbey, Feb. 27, 2014

I personally believe that latest technology is a want. Yes, everyone uses it and they expect you to use it too but not everyone can learn how to use it. It is like buying the iPhone 4 when it first came out, then buying the iPhone 4s because it was new, and then buying the 5, 5s, or 5c just because its new. Not everything new is always better. I do not see a difference in how the phones work differently. Other than how they look, i do not really see the need for an iPhone 5s or 5c. I just recently upgraded to the iPhone 4s in November and it was my first smart phone. Before that I would get a new phone, for free, every two years with my upgrade. The only reason I got a smart phone was because of all of the stuff that it can do and because I will be going away to college next year. In my opinion, I think that there is no reason to go out and buy the newest model just because it’s new. How do you feel about buying the newest technology?

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  • Harrison Brooks - USA Harrison Brooks - USA Feb. 27, 2014
    I completely agree with you Maddi, I feel our society has partially become too reliant on technology. I too have a iphone, a 5s, but I definitely agree with you about getting the 'new' phone because it's 'so much cooler'. Honestly, I think the media and marketing over exaggerates new technology about how 'neat and cool' it is, making us believe we need to have it. Truth be told, those companies who take advantage of that have been very successful from it.
    Yes, technology is great and it helps save our environment in many ways. But, should some forms of technology (mostly for entertainment) be draining our wallets because it's a connivence we all love? Personally, my wallet says no.

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