Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sustainability PPT

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Why You Should be Sustainable

Have you ever thought that what you do affects the earth? That when you throw away tins and bottles you are killing animals? Have you ever thought attitude is what makes the difference? Well if you’ve done these things, listen closely, because you’re in for a shock.

Did you know that what you the difference. Yes, granted, you might just be one person, but we are a world, and a world that needs help. With countries like China burning fossil fuels into the atmosphere we have to act and know. So armed with that piece of knowledge we have to act, and fast.

Did you know that by throwing away recyclable items such as tins and bottles you are causing unnecessary pollution? By chucking recyclable materials you are not only destroying our fragile environment but you are needlessly killing animals and fish. So think next time you go to the bin, who will this affect?

Without the right attitude you are one of many helping destroy this earth. If everyone thought it doesn’t matter what I do, I’m just one person. That is a deadly attitude; with that attitude this world would definitely die. People who make the difference are the ones who make a change. So if you do act know, it surely be too late.

So if you still think sustainability isn’t real you’re a strong believer, but as we all know, our world needs us, so we must act.

By The Unknown Seeker

Carbon Footprint

So far have managed to stop my family from using as much glad wrap to lower our carbon footprint. By doing this I am doing my part to save the enviroment.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Carbon Footprint

In class we have been working on reducing our carbon footprint. I am working on using Eco friendly ways of transport such as bikes instead of cars. This in turn will reduce my carbon footprint.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Joe Clement

Joe talked to us about what sustainability is;
economics, recycling, reusing, using resources wisely, power and architecture.
He also talked about meeting the needs of the future without compromising the needs of today.
He also said 1/4 = land 1/16= desert 1/32= rocks, which means 1/32 of earth is left for growing so use this space wisely.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Econmics, Supply and Demand

This graph shows the equilibrium point.

With supply and demand always see-sawing what do we really know about the financial state of this worlds trade? The supplier and producer have major parts in, how much the product price, how much there is and how easy it is to find. For instance a producer will pay for the product to be at eye level so that the consumer will notice the product.
Where the green and reed lines meet is called the equilibrium point, this is the point where the producer and the consumer are both happy.
For instance if a PC game wins an award the market is willing to pay more for the product, this can be called an economic relationship.
I learnt all this from brain pop

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Eco Houses

This eco house does not have electricity, but it will protect you from rain, wind and storm, but most importantly will keep you warm. This is an important part of surviving on an empty island. So I'm asking you, if this isn't a eco house, then what is?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

6 Essential Goods

These are six things I would take to an empty island

1. Breeding pair of cows,
2. Wagon,
3. Vegetable/fruit seeds,
4. Tool kit,
5. Hunting knife with a sheath that acts as a sharpener,
6. Rope.

The reason for the breeding cows is so that you can grow a herd and produce more products. The reason for the wagon is so that you can get the bull to pull the wagon to make it bigger. The reason for the vegetable and fruit seeds is so that you can have food. The reason for the is so that I can build what I need. The reason for the hunting knife is so that I can hunt and get meat so that I can survive. The reason for the rope is so that I can lead the cowand the cart.

Sustainability Definitions

These some of the many definitions of sustainability. here's one from Wikipedia, and this one is from Check out these to get some of the best definitions possible.