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George Va, Feb. 14, 2014

Hello!
We have been working on ecological issues. We calculated our carbon footprint. My own results were high, because I use a lot of electricity. So, I decided to reduce my electrical consumption, and generally my carbon footprint and I suggest you, to do the same.

George Va
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Paulina Voutiraki, Feb. 14, 2014

Hello!
This year we took part in a project which was about ecological footprint. We had the chance to learn many things about this subject and finally we got the results about our personal ecological footprint. Finally, ecological footprint is a very important and interesting issue in which everybody can occupy with it. We suggest you to take part in this project because it is really good for you to know your personal ecological footprint, because this way you will know how to march in your life. This way, your life, our life and everybody’s life will be better after a while.

Paulina Voutiraki
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  • Sara Vatovec Sara Vatovec Feb. 14, 2014
    I agree with you, we should all join in this project and do something more for our planet.

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Melpomeni Delihourmouzi, Feb. 14, 2014

Hello!This year,in a school lesson we concerned ourselves with a very essential subject;ecological footprint. We filled out a questionnaire to measure out=r own, and as a result I found out that I need to be careful with transportation, which was a quite big number. This is because I live in a village which is quite far away from my school and I have to take the bus every day.IT would be a nice idea to do car pulling with others, and help the environment!

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Hergeir Grímsson, Feb. 14, 2014

Hi!
I’m from Iceland and I really want to know how people in other countries heat their houses. How do you heat your house? In Iceland, we use water to heat our hoses. We are so lucky to have a lot of water underground. Also we have very clean water. We can turn on the water faucet and drink the water that comes out of it.

Hergeir Grímsson
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  • Sara Valenčič Sara Valenčič Feb. 14, 2014
    Hi! I'm also from Slovenia and we also heat our house with wood.
  • Jada L-Us Jada L-Us Feb. 25, 2014
    Hi, Im from the Us. We heat our house with gas.
  • Emily R-US Emily R-US Feb. 27, 2014
    Hi Hergeir! I am from the US and my family heats our house with gas. Many of my classmates however heat their homes using electric furnaces! My family likes to try and limit how much we heat our house to save energy and money. Heating homes can be expensive! We do this by setting our thermostat to only heat during hours of the day when my family is home. This helps to prevent wasting energy when we are at school and work. We also try and keep blankets and jackets handy during the winter months so we do not have to keep our house quite as warm.
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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Birgir Aron, Feb. 14, 2014

The need of wanting something because others have it is pretty childish. In modern society with all the technological advances, peoples needs are nowhere near what people want. The technology for hospital equipment is something society needs for better health care. Simply advancing cellphone technology for peoples comfort is not needed and is simply what people want. I personally use my android phone like I did with my first cellphone I received, I only call, answer, send, and receive messages.

Birgir Aron
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Sigþór Helgason, Feb. 14, 2014

Why does people always purchase in the latest electrical ?

Sigþór Helgason
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  • bjarin valur bjarin valur Feb. 14, 2014
    this is a very delicate matter for americans, becouse like you fellow einztein user, they do not have friends and must there for rely on their new galaxy technology with built in Siri so they can have conversations with their phone and not be lonely and play snake.
  • Emily R-US Emily R-US Feb. 23, 2014
    It is a valid point to state that in America there is somewhat of an attachment to technology. However, I would no go to the extent that there is a complete absence of human interaction all due to the evils of having the newest cell phone. I, like many of my classmates, have an iPhone. I use it a good amount, and I will admit that I feel the need to have it with me. I do not however feel that it hinders my ability to interact with others. I have many friends and I am capable of having intelligent discussions with them without even thinking of using my phone. I spend hours of my day simply engaging in person to person conversation. On the topic of buying the latest technology, I agree that buying a new model of phone every time one comes out is a bit absurd, but technology upgrades are something that helps improve what humans are capable of! For instance, if no one ever bought an upgrade in technology I would not even be able to be participating in this discussion. I am commenting using a Mac book that my school has provided for me. If the newest technology was never purchased, computers could still be giant machines that took experts to operate. New technology can be truly beneficial, and upgrades have to be made at some point for any improvements to be seen.
  • Corey Parham Corey Parham Feb. 26, 2014
    You really shouldn't stereotype Americans like you do. while some do have their face buried in their phone many don't and live very active and social lives. I myself use my phone very minimal and just because you use your phone a lot in America doesn't mean you are lonely and play snake bro.
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Discussions Discussion How low can you go?
Þórdís Ingunn, Feb. 14, 2014

To minimize your footprint you’ll have to look at what you’re doing to increase the Carbon footprint. For me, it was traveling between places and clothing. Since I live so far away from my school I could ask my friends to give me a ride. By traveling as many as you can together in as few cars as possible, you are minimizing your Carbon footprint.
Also I’ll have to have in mind that some clothes I DON’T need. I don’t have to buy them and if there are any clothes that I don’t use any more, I could make new clothes out of them or give them to poor children and adults in Africa.

Þórdís Ingunn
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Jóel Elvarsson, Feb. 14, 2014

Technology in general is and will be a need thing, but having the latest technology is a want thing. The products that we will have to morrow aren’t that much better than the technology that we have today. The reason why people want to have all the new tech stuff is because technology is like fashion, people just like to buy new stuff.

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Jóel Elvarsson, Feb. 14, 2014

Technology in general is and will be a need thing, but having the latest technology is a want thing. The products that we will have to morrow aren’t that much better than the technology that we have today. The reason why people want to have all the new tech stuff is because technology is like fashion, people just like to buy new stuff.

Jóel Elvarsson
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  • bjarin valur bjarin valur Feb. 14, 2014
    Discovery is like baby steps, tomorrow's technology may not be that different from today's, but it is still good to pitch in and buy some, because next years technology will be

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Þórdís Ingunn, Feb. 14, 2014

People today are more lazy than ever. Instead of reading books we watch TV, instead of sweeping the floor we use a vacuum cleaner and instead of walking or cycling to work/school we take a bus or our car. Some people that are reading this think “Not all people are lazy, I go to the gym all the time.” well, you’ll have to admit that sometimes you drive to work, school or even to the gym. Also you’re using a few electronic training equipment. Most of the time you listen to music while you’re training.
Just by turning off the TV and read books more, using candles than turning on the lights, sweeping the floor instead of using the vacuum, walk or cycle to work/school, we are minimizing our Carbon footprint by a lot.

Þórdís Ingunn
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  • Árni Þór Steinarsson Busk Árni Þór Steinarsson Busk Feb. 14, 2014
    i think the world should stop producing books since nobody reads them, move completely to E-Books it is much cheaper to buy online books then buying books it also doesn't cost any paper if it is online.
  • Árni Þór Steinarsson Busk Árni Þór Steinarsson Busk Feb. 14, 2014
    and in Iceland for example we are mostly powered by geothermal energy so i think we shouldn't minimize the use of energy when there are other things much more worth saving like trees and stop using paper

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