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Discussions Discussion Technology solutions for climate change
Dimitrios Theodoridis, May 15, 2013

I am Greek, I live in a beautiful town in the north country, called Kavala. I teach physics mainly and give some project lessons which involve most of the time environmental issues. In my school, we are trying to engage with recycling, composting, solar panels, electric bicycles and other ways that help the environment which is our global home to recover.
Personally, I think that we must built the ‘Earth Schools’ or the ‘Earth Homes’ which are friendly to the environment. New technology could give a great help in this way. Finally, students could be our messengers to the local community and become bodies of this knowledge.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=geoengineering-solutions
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  • Jake Bieberhole69 Jake Bieberhole69 May 20, 2013
    This is really interesting, I would really like to learn more about this.

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Discussions Discussion Reuse & repurpose
Erin A-United States, May 14, 2013

My belief is that, often, people are unaware of what exactly can and cannot be recycled. Because of this, people will throw away items that could easily be recycled, simply because they do not know they can. On the other hand, people will also recycle certain objects they believe can be recycled when, in reality, they cannot. While it’s good people are trying to recycle, putting unsuitable objects into the recycling ends up taking up people’s time and energy to re-separate these items. All of these issues could be remedied by posting more explicitly which objects can and cannot be recycled as well as educating people about what items can and cannot be recycled.

Erin A-United States
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  • Sophie N. - USA Sophie N. - USA May 14, 2013
    I concur, Ms. A. Education is the mother of progress.
  • Kelly Gilson Kelly Gilson May 14, 2013
    I totally agree. I often see people staring blankly at a recycling bin before placing something that is definitely recyclable in the trash. More education (by posting signs with the recycling bins) would really help.

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Liz M-USA, May 10, 2013

I usually will throw things away or recycle them instead of reusing them. I think that the better thing to do would be to reuse them, but most people want new things too much to do that.

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  • Sara S-Poland Sara S-Poland May 10, 2013
    I think that recycling should become fashionable as ecology, because when something is trendy, people are the fashion

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Esther G-USA, May 2, 2013

Here in America we here the phrase reuse, reduce, and recycle a lot. However, a lot people think that means to recycle by putting your trash in a recycling trash can. They often ignore the part that says reuse. I think everyone should focus more on reusing things. Everyone can do that by when you get something, like a water bottle or a plastic bag, using it a second time. We should all try to use things more than once.

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Esther G-USA, May 2, 2013

Here in America we here the phrase reuse, reduce, and recycle a lot. However, a lot people think that means to recycle by putting your trash in a recycling trash can. They often ignore the part that says reuse. I think everyone should focus more on reusing things. Everyone can do that by when you get something, like a water bottle or a plastic bag, using it a second time. We should all try to use things more than once.

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Claren D-USA, May 2, 2013

People can use grocery bags as trash bags for trash cans in your house. We don’t buy bags just meant to be for trash cans. It’s a waste.
Also, my family doesn’t use air conditioning in our house. We use electric fans. i think that’s more green.

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  • Madumita Natarajan Madumita Natarajan May 2, 2013
    I think my family should start using fans instead of the AC because we use it all the time.
  • Bianca Acland Bianca Acland May 13, 2013
    I think that if air conditioning makes for a comfortable living condition, people should just enjoy it!

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Alexis G-USA, May 2, 2013

I think a better way to reuse and repurpose is to take all your water bottles and save them for a extra bottle you can reuse and you dont need to buy,also you can take your papers and use the back front and scraps for use,finally take all your plastics,cardboard,and foil and put it in a non unhealthy enviorment and keep it just in case you need to reuse it so you dont waist money or harm the enviorment

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Makely Phillips, Feb. 12, 2013

Our current culture, at least in the United States, has been focused around recycling especially in the last decade, which is a great thing. As consumers we need to realize that there is a limited supplies of resources on our planet and we need to do our best to conserve them for future generations. However when we think about recycling we probably don’t realize that it takes energy to turn one product into another. And that is where reusable energy comes in. If we can find a way to reuse our “waste” while also using energy that isn’t depleting any source, we would have a very good balance in our world.

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Candace Sibal, Feb. 12, 2013

in all seriousness learn to recycle. PAPER DOES NOT GO IN THE TRASH CAN, KEEP YOUR TRASH OUT OF THE RECYCLING BIN AND LEARN 2 COMPOST. If you like living, contribute. It’s do or die, whether in our generation or our granchildrens. #realtalk

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Mitchell H-USA, Dec. 6, 2012

You could use water bottles over again by filling them up with water or another beverage after you already drank the water in it. Then you could also use them for art projects if you like making art. You could also reuse paper that you by writing on the side without any writing on it though that won’t extend it’s “life” that long but extends it none the less.

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  • Christopher Chan Christopher Chan Dec. 13, 2012
    1. This might be a little delayed coming from me, but for the record, it /might/ be easy to think that, besides inevitable bacterial growth, reusing an ostensibly single-use water bottle will make for more chemical leaching.

    This apparently no longer has scientific basis. A web search or two for “refilling plastic bottles” will turn up a swathe of conflicting, well, opinions. This page might be one of the more comprehensive ones: http://www.plasticsinfo.org/beveragebottles/apc_faqs.html

    Case in point, at the very least…remember to clean as you would a metal or harder plastic bottle. A toothbrush might do. And, logically, no hot liquids; better safe than sorry, I guess.

    2. There's also the concept of [the waste hierarchy] if anyone's looking: http://www.sepa.org.uk/waste/moving_towards_zero_waste/waste_hierarchy.aspx

    3. And I do appreciate the art. Saw a bottle Christmas tree back in New York a couple of years ago; it wasn't the prettiest thing in the world, but it was certainly saying…something.

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