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Discussions Discussion Sustainable city
federico cappellini, May 16, 2013

HELLO! My name is Federico and I live in the north of Italy. I think that a great way to get closer to a sustainable city is the production of clean energy; for example everyone should install solar panels. In my home we use this type of energy productions and I must say that in addition to helping the environment we save a lot of money.
I hope that one day this will come true for all people.

federico cappellini
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  • Hanna A-Sweden Hanna A-Sweden Sept. 30, 2013
    I think you're absolutely right! Solar energy is a great energy source, and it is clean. If more people would use it would be great. But it also has some problems. For example in Sweden ,where I live, the sun almost never shine during winter so its hard to only use this energy source.
  • Kelly H-USA Kelly H-USA Oct. 3, 2013
    I agree, solar panels are a great idea to help get one step closer to sustainable cities. But Hanna brings up an interesting point when she says that it's hard to use solar panels sometimes because the sun doesn't shine. Some ways to get clean energy are just not right for every part of the planet. Windmills are also a great source of renewable energy, but if they were installed in the middle of the city I live in, it would create a lot of problems. We need to learn where the right places to install clean energy generators are. If we could just utilize every opportunity to make clean energy possible, we would be a lot closer to having sustainable cities.
  • Hanna A-Sweden Hanna A-Sweden Oct. 14, 2013
    You have a really good point Kelly! That's why it's important to educate for example engineers who can tell which place is good for what energy source.

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
federico cappellini, May 16, 2013

Hello everyone, my names is Federico. I live in Cerveno, a small village in the north of Italy. I think that this problem concerns mainly the young. For example in my school more and more young people want to buy a new phone or a new computer only for fashion or to have the latest model. I think that this isn’t a need; for example I don’t change a phone until it still works and I think everyone should learn to do it.

federico cappellini
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  • Vbull Tool Vbull Tool May 16, 2013
    I agree the younger people give off more carbon. Were always looking for the new and improved product. The older people tend to keep there technology for a long time.
  • eliana S eliana S May 17, 2013
    It is very wasteful always getting the newest technology but companies spend millions of dollars on advertising to make people think that they need the best and newest product even when what they have is just fine.
  • Tiffany H-USA Tiffany H-USA May 19, 2013
    I agree with u. I just got a new phone, the newest version of the phone, it had only been out for a month and three weeks later they came out with a “better” one.People put way too much into it.

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Tiffany H-USA, May 16, 2013

Technology is a want. You don’t need the latest technology to get by but it it is nice to have it.
But now days it seems to be a requirement to have some kind of internet using equipment to get through school or work. This is what society has come to.

Tiffany H-USA
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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Eric Di, May 16, 2013

I think the having the latest technology is a need for people who actually have to use them for business and work. However, it is a want for people who does not necessarily need them. For example, many people in my school have iphone 5 or some other newest technology, but I highly doubt that a 16 year old teenager needs such a high technology to help himself to study or work? The phone I have right now is my second one, I had my first phone since gr. 6, and got a new phone in gr. 9. I only buy a new mp3 if it is broken. Personally, I do not need a new model. I think most of the electronic devices affect the environment in the society, people should be careful and only buy necessary needs.

Eric Di
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  • Liz  M-USA Liz M-USA May 20, 2013
    I agree. If it is necessary for your job or school then I think it is fine to have the newest technology, but if you are only using it for entertainment purposes then it probably isn't necessary.

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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Stjepan C, May 16, 2013

Hello everyone! My name is Stjepan and I’m from Croatia. I’m 15 years old and I’m really glad I participate in the ISCFC. I have calculated my footprint and I found out that the total amount of CO2 I release is 5562 kg per year. That is about the same as the average in Croatia (although the usage of CO2 in the home category is 500 kg above the Cratian average).

I have decided to do same changes. First I’ll replace the old light bulbs with the new, more energy efficient ones. I’ll also try to reduce, reuse and recycle more. I intend to print and write on both sides of the paper because I cannot afford myself to waste the paper while the rainforests are suffering because of me. I will try to cut down on water consumption and take shorter showers as well. I can walk and ride my bike more often as well. I will use reusable bags instead of plastic ones. I think I will help my parents and grandparents in the garden every weekend so that we can produce more healthy food for our family.

I am aware of local and global air and water pollution and of soil contamination and of increasing number of people with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and I think we should change our lifestyle as soon as possible. We should also do our best to help endangered plants and animals to survive. We should promote it at home and in school.

I am really happy to see so many posts from all over the world and I am glad I can learn so much from you! :)

Stjepan C
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  • Salim A- USA Salim A- USA May 16, 2013
    Nice bro!! Thats really good. i have done the same in my home in Texas! It really does save energy and a LOT of money! Keep up at it man and you'll soon be used to having the lighting in your house!
  • Evan Lobis Evan Lobis May 16, 2013
    Nice I'm glad you're actually taking action! Good to see so many people out there like you. 5,562 is a lot better than my footprint haha.

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Discussions Discussion Off the table?
Jonathan C-USA, May 16, 2013

Hi my name is Jonathan and I’m from Texas.
I think the reason many people’s carbon footprint is so high is because there is nothing nearby for transportation to be any lower. So not very many people can change that. Fortunately for me, everything I need to get to is within 5 miles so that makes my transportation not high. If most communities had grocery stores or restaurants nearby, then the world carbon footprint would significantly decrease.

Jonathan C-USA
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  • Shelby Hart Shelby Hart May 16, 2013
    Hi jonathan and Liz same with me!!
  • Onassis G Onassis G May 17, 2013
    Hey Jonathan, I totally agree! I'm from Pennsylvania and the school that I go to is very far away, but I try to help the environment by taking the train.
  • Matthew J Matthew J Oct. 3, 2013
    I agree with you
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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
matt w-usa, May 16, 2013

Hi I’m Matt from Texas and my footprint is a little smaller than 10000. My footprint was a lot smaller I think because I didn’t really go anywhere or do anything.

matt w-usa
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  • Salim A- USA Salim A- USA May 16, 2013
    yeah that had happened to me too. it seems larger and larger for other people around the world. i would figure kind of the same because they are all in urbam cities for the most part. .
  • Liz  M-USA Liz M-USA May 16, 2013
    Cool story bro
  • Josh Jenkins Josh Jenkins May 22, 2013
    Yeah that didn't happen to me because me and my family goes everywhere I think that a good thing that you really don't go anywhere

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matt w-usa, May 16, 2013

Hi I’m Matt from Texas and my footprint is a little smaller than 10000. My footprint was a lot smaller I think because I didn’t really go anywhere or do anything.

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Maddie M, May 16, 2013

Hi, my name is Maddie and I’m 14 years old. I live in the United States. In the United States I live in Pennsylvania. My total footprint is 19549 kg of CO₂ per year, compared to an average of 20301 kg for Pennsylvania, USA, and 3791 kg (= 8358 lb) worldwide. I would really like to talk to you guys and compare all of our information. I think its cool that we are travel very differently . !! maddiieee (:

Maddie M
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  • Josh Jenkins Josh Jenkins May 22, 2013
    Thats great keep up the work
  • Miguel Mendoza Miguel Mendoza May 22, 2013
    Pretty cool that you both have somewhat the same footprint.
  • Devin Robinson Devin Robinson May 23, 2013
    Its really nice that you have the same amount of carbon footprint as your country congrats.
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danni s, May 16, 2013

Hi, My name is Danni and I’m Pennsylvania. My carbon footprint was 17832 kg CO₂ per year. I thought it would be way higher then what it turned out to be. For transportation the results were 5842 kg, at home it is 9818 kg, for food its 1537 kg, and for purchases its 634 kg. i don’t really know what to expect for these categories. I wonder if its normal or not? I think that going this activity with my school is so cool and I really like how it has to do the whole world. Thats so cool!!!!

danni s
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  • Josh Jenkins Josh Jenkins May 22, 2013
    Wow thats great man sounds like you are on the right track keep it up.!

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