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Environmentalism for the 21st Century

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Environmentalism for the 21st Century

Curated by Samantha Rowling
Environmentalism is a broad philosophy, ideology and social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvement of the health of the environment. Environmentalism advocates the preservation, restoration and/or improvement of the natural environment, and may be referred to as a movement to control pollution. Already at this early stage in the 21st century, unique challenges and issues are associated to protecting the natural environment. This learning group is dedicated these issues and the impact of human made pollution on planet Earth.
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Discussions Discussion Health & Environment
Madalyn Thomas, March 3, 2014

I truly think that healthy people are more likely to care about the environment. I think that many people in the world do not have the resources to be health and tale care of the environment, but i also think that a lot of people do not know that every little thing in the environment that you can do will help, and that you do not have to have a lot of money to make a difference. I do think that if our country did not have so many fast food places everyone would be more heathy and not down and heavy feeling all the time. The bottom is that heathy people are more likely to care more about the environment.

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Andrea C-US, Feb. 28, 2014

I am not an expert in deforestation and from my small town we have plenty of trees, but I have noticed that to expand our town we are having to destroy forests to get soccer fields or anything else we need. When I think of deforestation I think of a funny cartoon that has a bulldozer ripping through a forest. I know there is a need for change in my hometown. In my school alone we have an award for most printer paper used. There should be no award, but the person who does use the most paper does get a tree that they can plant. While this is a comical idea of a tree for paper it is not enough; trees take many years to become actual trees. This is where we go wrong we think okay we can just plant a tree, but that will not change the fact that we just destroyed more than we planted.

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Shawn Anderson, Feb. 28, 2014

I believe that in many ways the environment in which a human lives in does play a significant role in his or her health. People who live in less fortunate areas of the world do no have the resources that someone who lives in a urban community. Being less fortunate means you will have to find cheap easy ways to stay healthy. However living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t come cheap and not everyone has the money to follow the life of living healthy. Another fact is all the temptations that a person in the city might have rather than a person in a rural community. There aren’t McDonalds around every corner in Rural communities so they do not have to fight the temptation and urge.

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Maddi Ownbey, Feb. 28, 2014

The environment does affect human health. If you think about it, if there is too much pollution in the air, don’t you think it would affect the way you breathe? Of coarse it would! We use gas in our cars everyday that pollutes the air. If your drinking water is polluted, will you still drink it? I know I wouldn’t. The chemicals from some power plants have been known to cause cancer. Even the radiation put out by your cell phone has been known to cause different cancers. There is definitely a big relationship between our health and the environment.

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Discussions Discussion Health & Environment
Cheyenne S-US, Feb. 28, 2014

Health is being promoted more and more everyday. Being healthy is not just exercising and eating healthy, but also feeling better physically and mentally. Eating healthy is not only beneficial to yourself but also the environment. Eating more organically makes for a lower carbon footprint. Another point of how being healthy ties into the environment is how much better you feel. When you are healthy you have more motivation to take the extra step to help out. For example, walking down the road and seeing a empty soda can on the side of the road is most likely not going to be picked up by a lazy person. If everyone could go the extra mile and try to help out themselves and others our planet would be a more efficient place.

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Jesse Bowers, Feb. 28, 2014

Deforestation is good and bad at the same time but i am going to discuss why I think it is bad. Deforestation destroys habitats for different wildlife in our environments. Therefore, the wildlife in our environments are lacking a safe home and eventually dying out.

Jesse Bowers
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  • Leonardo Ferrari Feb. 28, 2014
    I think deforestation can be only bad because we over use it, as we do with all the sources we have. Trees are the main sources of life we should cut them off for personal and stupid purposes.

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Discussions Discussion Health & Environment
Lauren D-US, Feb. 27, 2014

I believe that human health and the environment are related. Obviously, if we have sewage run off in our drinking water, it is going to effect us. If we start to grow our own food and have gardens then I think we can cut down on less processed foods. Processed foods have been proven to be a little bit harmful to human health. Over time, it has a huge impact. I definitely believe everything that happens in the environment affects us and whatever we do affects the environment.

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Rebecca P, Feb. 27, 2014

I believe that our health and the environment are definitely related to each other. For instance, if we eat more vegetables, fruits, and things that don’t have to be processed and made into other things in factories, then we will be more healthy and there will be less factories and such. When there are less factories the environment will be better off because the air isn’t being polluted as much, plus there would be more room to grow fruits and vegetables.
In other aspects if we are healthier and we feel better then we are more likely to go out and exercise rather than being inside. While we are outside we might pick up trash and things which will keep the environment in a better state.

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Mary M, Feb. 26, 2014

In such a technological and polluted world our health really be defined by the environment in which we live. If someone lives in a low class area, they are most likely in a place where waste is not properly disposed of and sanitation and clean food in water is easily accessible. As a result, their health will falter. Diseases, such as tapeworm and E. coli, are easily transmitted through polluted water and undercooked or rotten food. Although this person cannot help their situation their environment determines their health. In contrast, a person who lives in a wealthier town and has access to clean food and water is apt to be healthier because their risk of disease is lower. Another reason why those who live in better environments are at a greater chance of being healthy is because they have more access and a greater understanding of exercise. They are more likely to have access to safe trails and sidewalks and have more time to be active, whereas someone in an unsafe neighborhood who needs to work to help their family, would not have this amenity.

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Discussions Discussion Let’s go environmentally responsible
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.

Kornelijus G-Lithuania
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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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