Our ecology teacher said that even though we’ll not bear the dusty world, our children or maybe grandchildren will suffer for our facts! do you want this?
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Hello, I’m Madalina, I’m from Romania, I studied at the Technical College “Petru Poni”. I was surprised my carbon footprint because it was much larger I than expected .How do you think we could change our way of living and have a much healthier life?
Hi! I am Narcisa from Romania. My footprint was bigger than I expect : 1752 kilos, which mean half of average persons. This is because I walk at school by the bus. I would like to change something but I can’t. I try to compensate with a healthy life and recycle.
My name is Sarrina, I’m from northern California, USA. I’m currently a freshman in high school, recently in Biology class we were asked to calculate our carbon footprint. I predicted that my footprint would be average, but My results were higher then the average person. At first I was surprised, but when looking back in the categories I realized certain things like home and transportation were very high, when food and purchases were less.
My Transportation category was higher than the average person in my region. I don’t often travel to much besides the multiple car trips up to my cabin in lake Tahoe, but this year I took four flights (2 round trip) One to Mexico and one to New York, both of which were long flights, putting lots of pollution into the air. When I was collecting information for this project I also realized that we contribute a lot of pollution just with our everyday city driving. Although my family does do a lot of carpooling there are certain things that we can’t carpool to so we do end up driving to a lot of places. Seeing how much my transportation contributes to my carbon footprint I am now thinking of other ways to reduce that like walking and riding my bike when ever possible.
The biggest Carbon output was from my home. My house is larger than most of my friends houses, but its not to big. I knew I had a lot of lights in and outside of my house but when I really started counting I was shocked about how many their really were and how often they were on. Overall my houses carbon output was over 4 time the average for my region. After showing this to my parents we decided we should start changing some of our incandescent lights to fluorescent and always make sure to turn off the lights when we leave a room. Although these are not huge changes we are hoping that they will make a difference in my house.
This was a very fun and interesting project that defiantly made me more aware of my carbon footprint and of the simple everyday measures I can start taking to reduce my carbon footprint.
Hello everyone! This experiment of discussion between students about our impact on the natural world is very exciting and insightful. We all have our own unique and individualized views and lifestyles. I would like to share my personal lifestyle choice. In 2011 my family chose to become vegetarians, and eat as much organically grown food as possible. We did a lot of reading and watching of documentaries on the subject of “food”. As Americans, we typically see fancy, prepackaged culinary and tasty delights as our main source of nourishment. The reality is these little, or rather extra large morsels are filled with little nourishment and extra large doses of chemicals one’s body does not need. The agricultural practices of producing conventional food product, especially meat, need major reformation. The aspect of food having become nothing more than a product to be bought and sold is quite disturbing. Environmental costs, human population costs, and basic morality are completely taken out the an equation when big business produces “food”. I highly recommend researching where your food comes from, and finding out exactly what you are living on. The documentary that truly convinced us to be aware of our personal nourishment and that of the environment was Food, Inc. Question where that food came from.
Thank you for reading my post, and may all of us learn something from each other.
I’m definitely torn on this technology want or need thing. For teenagers technology is a serious want. As for scientists, people who work in a hospital, and many other workers technology is a need. Going back to teenagers needing technology, its a very sad statement. The new ios7 just came out a couple weeks ago and everyone was going crazy, updating their phones during class and lunch. Its sad how those students couldn’t just wait until they got home. Personally I don’t see the big thing about ios7 and didn’t update my phone, but to many others it was like getting a million dollars they were so excited and happy about an update on a phone. Many people don’t even have the chance to own any sort of phone and are extremely happy just when they get a simple meal. It honestly sickens me to see these people with the new iphone complaining that the home button on the iphone is off centered. Others would die to have that iphone. It also makes me so happy when people can actually leave their phone at home for a day and be completely fine with it. People at my school can’t leave their phone alone for one class period which is just sad. Even when we aren’t using out phones, ipads, or computers we are, we are probably charging them or even getting them updated. Apple is always coming out with new products making them seem like the best thing in the world and that it will change your life completely, but it really won’t. Now on to the positive about technology, scientists are finding amazing things thanks to technology. The things they find are so interesting. Compared to a person finding new cute shoes online thanks to their iphones. So there is such a different comparison between using technology whether it be for good or bad.
Technology is partially a need in today’s society. We are surrounded by new inventions and technology everyday and should be exposed to these new ideas because they are so beneficial. However, we do not need the latest and best technology. Having the best technology is strictly a want. In order to be up to date with technology, the most expensive and latest technologies are not needed.
One problem our society faces is transportation. Every day, so much fuel is wasted. Many people are stuck in traffic everyday, causing so much fuel to be lost. More people should start riding bikes or even carpooling, and we could save so much fuel. Many people could also start buying more environmentally friendly cars, that require less gas and could really save the amount of fuel the average person should use. Also electric cars are starting to become popular, which really saves so much energy.
Hi I’m Kayla, and I live in Texas. I believe that technology is taking over our lives. Many teens and adults have serious addictions to their phones and computers. I do believe that technology has many benefits and should be used, but only to a certain degree. Technology should be used sparingly. We do not want technology to continue to take over our lives, so we need to start trying to watch the amount of technology we are using each day.
My name is Bridey and I live in Texas. My carbon footprint was a lot higher than most people in America. The thing that affected my carbon footprint the most was a close one between transportation and house appliances. House appliances won by a little bit so I chose this one to take action on. I have started observing around my house the amount of time lights are used and the amount of times something is plugged into a plug. Some of these things are on or plugged in for 24 hours a day. Over the week, I have unplugged things that I am not using and I have turned off my lights whenever I leave a room. I informed my family about this at the dinner table and they are starting to do the same thing. Also, the shower time for the six people living in my house adds up to a large number every 2 days. I have asked that everyone including myself to take 10 minutes or less showers each person. I also encouraged baths. To try to reduce the transportation, I can reduce my traveling in the summer to one location in Europe instead of multiple. Also, when I am able to drive I am getting my moms car which can hold 7 people which makes it easier to have a big carpool and provide rides for other people. If these two things get reduced in my carbon footprint then it will move down more to the average American. Just doing these little things can make a big difference in the environment!!
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