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Kornelijus G-Lithuania, Feb. 15, 2014

Personally I think, that people should clean up nature if they don’t want to live in the messy environment. We have to keep in mind that we live on the really beautiful planet, so we should save it while it isn’t too late.

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  • Rusu Narcisa Elvira Rusu Narcisa Elvira Feb. 21, 2014
    very interesting. I like how you think
  • Samantha M-US Samantha M-US Feb. 27, 2014
    I agree with this idea that we should clean up after ourselves if we want to live in a better environment. Before we blame or depend on others we, ourselves must take the first step in improving our environment. We can start doing this by trying to use public transportation or riding bikes places instead of driving separately. We can also purchase locally grown foods or grow our own foods in gardens that will not use pesticides which harm environment. Also, by simply shortening our showers by a few minutes or turning off the water while brushing our teeth can save gallons/liters of water.

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Rylie B-USA, Oct. 17, 2013

Sarah B-United States, your post about shopping in person versus shopping online really interested me! There are many different pros and cons for each.
When shopping in person, you actually get to see the product, so you’ll know if you’ll be satisfied with it. This means you’ll be less likely to return said product. However it does use more fuel than if you were to buy it online, which I will explain in the next paragraph.
When shopping online, you may find you’re not satisfied with the product and want to return it. However, because shipping companies deliver multiple packages at a time, it’s also saving fuel! Rather than going to “x” numbers of shops in person trying to find one product, you can simply get on a computer and order from there.
What do you guys think?

http://visual.ly/online-shopping-vs-store-shopping-which-one-you-prefer
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Sarah B-United States, Nov. 15, 2012

Hi, I’m Sarah. Today I was on Urban Outfitters.com online shopping. I was thinking of ordering something, and i thought, “Well, i can just go to the store and get it there.” But then i thought about the environmental affects that would have; driving all the way to the store, getting the wrapping of the item and going home and maybe recycling it. So, i figured, i might as well just order it online. But then I thought, “Could the environmental effects be greater and more negative to purchase it online?” Thinking about the excessive wrapping of the item in a box, the shipping of the box by plane or car and the CO2 emission there, and then it finally arriving at my house. What would have a greater effect on the environment? Anyone have any ideas?

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Daisy Lo, Oct. 18, 2012

Hi! I am from Hong Kong. In such a busy city, no one has taken considerable time to think about CO2. Even now it is Autum, there is still many people having their air conditioners on… at home, at school, at work… Everyone would like to spend longer time stay awake to do their business. There is no room for them to think about the environment.

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Beth Bernstein, April 13, 2012

Eat less meat to prevent climate disaster, study warns…

Fertilisers used in growing feed crops for cattle produce the most potent of the greenhouse gases causing climate change

A study published in Environmental Research Letters warns that drastic changes in food production and at the dinner table are needed by 2050 in order to prevent catastrophic global warming.

It’s arguably the most difficult challenge in dealing with climate change: how to reduce emissions from food production while still producing enough to feed a global population projected to reach 9 billion by the middle of this century.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/13/less-meat-prevent-climate-change

More on the impact of food prodction on climate change below…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37vHi9j8e9s
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Amanda Sanchez, March 24, 2012

Indians protest billion dollar Chinese mining project to save Ecuadorian Amazon:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=XqNDDLJc6rY
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JP Lopez, Feb. 16, 2012

Food Choices Leading Cause of Environmental Damage in Australia:

Australians are eating themselves to death and food choices are one of the nation’s leading causes of environmental damage, according to a new report released by the Public Health Association of Australia.

There is growing evidence that in Australia a poor diet contributes more to people being sick than any other single risk factor including tobacco and alcohol,” Moore said. “Australians need to eat less and eat differently to address the sky-high rates of preventable diet-related disease. The current food system is skewed towards energy dense foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt. We need to make healthy food choices the easiest and most affordable option for all Australians.”

The PHAA also believes that while the phenomenon of diet-related disease is grabbing headlines and what is not recognized is the significant impact of our food choices on carbon emissions. The association pointed out that more than 30 percent of Australia’s carbon footprint is related to food production.

http://eponline.com/articles/2012/02/16/food-choices-leading-cause-of-environmental-damage-in-australia.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbdKZgFdazI
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Mercedes Domingues, Feb. 8, 2012

The Environmental Crisis Is in Fact a Crisis in Democracy:

Stephen Leahy interviews writer and environmentalist FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ

Q: There is a feeling amongst many environmentally-aware people that it is already too late and there is too much to be overcome.

A: Thinking it’s too late is another thought trap. It may be too late to avoid significant impacts that could have been avoided if action had been taken two decades ago. It is not too late for life. My book is filled with examples of people taking charge and turning things around.

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106674

What makes people think it’s too late is that they feel alone and powerless. People feel that way because of the thought traps, the false beliefs about scarcity and of human nature as greedy and selfish. Those beliefs and a privately-held government have led to feelings of powerlessness.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=w_Lw5lt3J6c
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Jessie Rhodes, Dec. 8, 2011

In Paris this week. Very impressed with the new eco-friendly light rail tram system that they’ve recently built. It services the southern part of the city superbly. Very impressive!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uvPX1a0pgxY&feature=related
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  • srini n srini n Dec. 9, 2011
    way to go! Make trams fashionable and efficient!
  • Nina Dumas Nina Dumas Dec. 9, 2011
    I live not far from this point!!!! :)

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Camilla Pashar, Dec. 5, 2011

Pepperdine program certifies ‘green MBAs’ and expands its values

As corporations take a public beating for perceived greed and disruption to the world’s economy, Patagonia’s former CEO is working with Pepperdine University to change the way people do business.

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/dec/04/pepperdine-program-certifies-green-mbas/

Michael Crooke, who oversaw Patagonia from 1999 to 2005, has teamed up with Pepperdine University to encourage M.B.A. students to think about doing things differently after they graduate.

The university has launched a “Socially, Environmentally and Ethically Responsible (SEER) program.” More academic institutions need to follow suit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1mlcyff-hw
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