Hi. I am Meghan M from the US. Hunger can cause serious mental and physical issues. In the first 1.44 min. of this video their are some important statistics about hunger. It tell who and how hunger affect people. After watching this video it sparked an idea that since people who go hungry often have these health issues their children and future generation will most likely be stuck in this recurring cycle because they cannot focus in school so they can’t go on to college not just because of money but also their grades aren’t at an acceptable level. This why people like us have to do something about it because we are lucky enough to not have to worry about where our next meal is going to come from. by donating food to food banks and handing leftovers or a snack pack taped on to a water bottle to people standing on the side of the road can make a huge difference not only in their health, but it can brighten their day to.
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Hi. I am Meghan M from the US. when I calculated my carbon foot print i realized that i was was only above average because of my air travels and the fact that i always forget to turn off lights around the house. I found out that a 100watt incandescent filament bulb which is lit for an average of 4 hours every day will have an out put of 100kg of CO2 will be produced every year. In my house that is 11,700kg- 23,400kg of CO2 produced every year from my lights alone. by turning off at least half of these light i reduce my CO2 out put to 5,850kg - 11,700kg per year. this is an easy way to make a big difference, especially if millions of people take the time to duble check that all their lights are turned off before they leave.
It seems to me like having the latest technology is usually not a need. I don’t really see a huge difference between the newest version of the Iphone and the last generation. I think that it’s fine to upgrade every few generations when it gets to the point that what you have is completely unusable compared to new things. You can break the addiction if you see that the new one is not really that much better, and will cost like $300.
When I was calculating my carbon footprint and was asked to count the number of light bulbs, I was really shocked. I was also shocked when I found out we had an increasignly amount of incandescent lightbulbs to CFL lightbulbs. So this weekend I decided to replace all my lightbulbs to CFL lightbulbs. I think eveyone should do this becasue it could save a lot of energy. Even though they are costly, they can really benefit you in the future.
Hello! My name is Tolu L-Usa from Houston. When I calculated my carbon footprint I found out that my calculation for the food portion was below average to a average citizen in the U.S. I was really suprised because I thought I ate a lot, but when I looked back and analyzed my results I finally started to understand. I found out that I since I don’t eat alot of processed foods, and my family isn’t eating a lot of pork. It was also below average because my family always tries to throw away the least amount of food when we are eating, because we don’ t like to waste food. I think eveyone should start watching out for the amounts of food they throw away, becasue so much food is wasted everyday and that food could actually help people lacking food.
Hi. This is Meghan M from Houston. I recently watched I a video about the impact on the enviornment from just a cheese burger. This caught my atention mainly because I didn’t realize how something so tiny in our everyday live can emit so much carbon. This got me thinking what else in my everyday life do I not realize is hurting the enviornment. I found out that almost everything we do effects our carbon footprint including eating, drinking, and playing sports. I exercise almost everyday and I realized that every time I exercise I release 625ml of CO2 into the atmosphere per minute. A lot of the time we know that we are releasing CO2 but we don’t realize how much and the way it effects our ecosystem. This video showed me that i need to look carefully at everything thing I am doing and try to still maintain a normal life while helping the earth.
I’m Nicole, and I recently built a compost bin so that my family could start composting. There are actually so many benefits to composting, such as reduced waste in landfills, healthier decomposition of waste via aerobic, not anerobic decompostion, and the best part is that it is easy! You don’t have to have a fancy compost bin, just a sealable bin with holes in the sides. This is one way we can all take action today, in an easy way that yields great results.
My family has implemented a few changes in our home to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. The first thing we did was switch to a tankless water heater. This provides up to 40% energy savings. A tankless water heater allows us to save energy, because it only heats the water when we need to use it, rather than keeping a tank hot all the time. The next change we made was installing a skylight in our bathroom. This skylight is a small tube that runs from the roof to the room. Sunlight goes into the tube and is bounced back and forth until it hits the room. This saves lots of energy because I only need to turn on the lights when it is dark outside. The final thing my family did to save energy was installing a radiant barrier in our attick. It is a reflective paper that attaches to the underside of the rafters. The radiant barrier reflects heat that normally penetrates through the rof into the attic. This saves energy because it helps keep the attic cool so that the heat from the attic does not go into the living space. I understand that these are changes that require planning and money, so I have posted a link for little things you can do around the house to save energy that do not require much effort or time.
hi guys! im rachel P from houston and my food portion of my carbon footprint was below average. I think this is because I come from a family who always takes home their food from restaraunts we eat at and also because we don’t eat alot. We always keep our leftovers and try to throw away the least amount of food possible. As america’s obesity rates have been escalating over the past few decades as drive thrus have become more common, world hunger has also increased. This shocked me and made me want to help out! If more americans would take a few hours out of their week to volenteer at a local food bank then we at least are on the right track to decreasing world hunger. Also influencing others to eat healthier at churches and charity organizations can actually influence us to make better choices when it comes to being green and healthful. “The faster we start to make a difference and change our ways the easier it will be to avoid this “perfect storm” we are about to enter”
Hi I’m Cole.These are two innate human actions that are very hard to underdstand. The only way i can understand the difference between a want or need is wether or not the technology is a necessity(which is also very hard to understand, based off of the person wanting or needing the technology). What i think is that each person decides for themselves wether each new technology is necessity, and wether or not it is a want or a need. I personally see having/owning the latest technology as a want. it is without a doubt a want for me because for me personally all i need my iphine to do is call and text, when it has all the other amazing functions you can imagine. Getting the iphone for me was not a necessity/need, it was a want.