Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sustainability argument

It is definitely better to be sustainable. Here are my reasons why and some things that will happen if we aren’t being sustainable enough.

My first reason why being sustainable is better is because if we don’t change there is a threat that we will exhaust our resource supplies to quickly. If we exhaust our resource supply to quickly we wont be able to have certain luxuries like petrol/diesel-powered cars. Did you know that the average petrol consumption for cars in America is 17 miles to every 1-gallon (that’s 27 kilometers to every 3 liters) which is a huge waste of petrol. If everyone in the world had a car and had the same petrol consumption every 17 miles everyone traveled we would be using over 6 billion gallons of petrol (that’s over 18 billion liters of the stuff)! So by being sustainable we let future generations have some of the same luxuries as us.

My second point is about all the rubbish that can’t be recycled what happens to it and where it goes. Have you ever wondered where the rubbish you throw out goes well it all gets collected and dumped into a landfill. A landfill is a hole in the ground where all our un-recyclable waste goes. It either goes here or goes to a furnace gets burnt and then gets dumped into a landfill. When our rubbish gets burnt it releases a deadly poison called dioxin. Dioxin is one of the most toxic chemicals known to science, which is known to be a cause of cancer. Did you know that some items that we throw out like plastic beverage bottles could take up to a massive 450 years.

Thirdly and finally, we need to be sustainable so that we can protect our planet for future generations. We need to more conscious of what we are doing to our planet and resources and take note of if we do carry on like we are now that our children and grandchildren might not reach the average life expectancy of 78 for men and 82 for women because of how we failed to reduce our carbon footprint and how we failed to stop using our non-renewable resources.

I hope you see it my way and try and do your best to be sustainable and to try and save our earth.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sustainability diary

Hi its me again just telling you about how I have been more sustainable since the start of this term. I decided that I should watch less t.v so to save power so instead I decided to read instead so it saves power and I don't get square eyes.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My other blog

Hi if you enjoyed this blog you will love my normal blog!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dairy on eco footprint reduction

today I decided to (seeing in my house I have to vacuum) broom the tiled part of the house instead of just vacuuming like usual.  That saves power and its way more fun.
I didn't know being sustainable could be so much fun, if I had known I would have started ages ago!! =-] 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Eco footprint diary

In class we have been looking eco footprints and how we could reduce our own.
Heres a site that calculates your eclogical footprint
We decided that we have to come up with three things that we would do to reduce it.
here are my three things:

I will recycle more

I will have shorter showers and sometimes have cold ones

and I will also buy energy saving light bulbs

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kris Wilson

Here is a house he designed

He came in to our class on Wednesday to talk to us about sustainable architecture and what it is. Sustainable architecture is all about trying to use as little energy in your house as possible. Its also trying to create as little waste while building it. You need to use things like double glazing and lots of insulation.

Joe & Clement SIFE

On Tuesday the second of July two people came from the University of Waikato in co-operation with SIFE . they came to talk to us about sustainability and how we could reduce reuse and recycle some of our rubbish. They also tipped out our rubbish and showed us how much 'rubbish' that could be recycled. It was shocking. =-0. At least halve of our rubbish is recyclable.