Tuesday, July 21, 2009

sustainability argument

Don’t you think it’s better to be clean and green rather than mean. Well if you would want this to happen you need to be sustainable. The definition of sustainability is: to live and act the most environmental friendly way to help our planet survive and prevent global warming. I think this would be the best way to live, don’t you? So I am going to tell you why I think everyone should live in a sustainable way.

Now we live in a pretty laid back world right now. The weather is alright, the earth is marginally clean and everyone, well most people are really happy. But do u want your future generations to be living in a dirty unhealthy dried up world with not much food and heaps of diseases. Well most people wouldn’t, and if we don’t take action now this may just happen. Like for example we have had drastic changes in the weather in the past few years and now the pollution levels are rising. Also with the amount of bags in landfills nowadays we need to buy those reusable bags from the supermarkets to help our planet survive.

Also, think about all the land that maybe once was a forest or a crop that has just been turned to apartments, shopping malls or even landfills etc it is wasting up our own natural space. We could need this in a few years time but that won’t happen now because it has been demolished. We only have 1.32nd of our earth left that is useful for growing food or natural resources. Now you have to admit that is pretty bad and yet we just keep building more and more building that completely ruin the environment. Soon we will have like food or medicine and that wouldn’t be good now would it?

Another thing that would be a great idea is that we could grow our own veggies. That way it would help us save all those shopping bag that you put them in and help us control the landfills. There has been about 200 landfill in NZ and only 60 of them are open now. My opinion about that is that, having so much waste is just revolting! We need to control this and fast!

So I have now told you most of the reasons why we should live sustainably and be green and not mean. So just have a think about it but living sustainable is the right choice.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Eco footprint diary

With the 3 things i have chosen to stop doing to help save the environment i have been doing surprisingly well. I havent been using glad-wrap instead i have been using that baking paper of those glad-bags. And with m shorter showers well that isn't going so well but im working on it!
then i am turning off my lights and other stuff when im not like in the room!!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Eco footprint diary

well to help our environment i have decided to.........

* Save Water- I plan to do this by.....
- having shorter showers
-turning the tap off when I'm not using it like when I'm cleaning my teeth.

* Save Power- I plan to do this by........
- turning off the lights when I'm not using them
- switch off appliances When not in use
- unplug my phone charger during the day

* Reusing- i plan to do this by.......
-in stead of using glad wrap I'll get those Glad bags and wash them then use them again
- make sure i cant use a like drink bottle more than once so i dont throw it out.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kris Wilson - Architect

Another visitor that came to our class was Kris Wilson. He is an Architect. He came and talked to us about sustainable/Eco houses. the first thing that he showed us was the definition of the word sustainability- Living and interacting with our environment in a way that can continue so that mankind and the environment can remain healthy and happy into the future. i found that really interesting. then he told us all the things that you need to have a sustainable. If you want a sustainable house some of the things you need to remember are.... that small is good, we need like a passive and active solar design, high levels of insulation, efficient heating, ventilation and efficient lighting. so those are just a few things that it can take to help our environment. so i reckon that anyone can help us and that we need you to take action now before its to late.

Jo, Clement and Lauren - SIFE Students In Free Enterprise

During this week we have a few people come and talk to us about sustainability and topics that kind of surround that area. Jo, Clement and Lauren were some of the people who came and we learn heaps about sustainability and also about warm farming. Some of the stuff he told as was that only 1/32 of the earth is still left for farming. That is amazing! So the whole world gets fed and most of its food is grown on 1/32 of the earth. now with so many people in the world that isn't allot of space or food. another thing is that in New Zealand alone there is 1000 closed landfills and 60 that are actually open. That is pretty bad to think that like there are closed landfill around New Zealand that we probably walk over everyday and imagine the smell of some of them!. the next thing we did was about worm farms and how useful they can be. What we did was we went outside with our class rubbish bin and they tipped it onto the ground. then sorted it out into 3 different groups which were citrus fruits, food scraps, paper and then just other general rubbish. then we found out that 1/3 of our rubbish actually only needed to be in the bin the rest could be recycled or put into warm bins. so that was a very drastic change. but now i can understand sustainability and i want to make a change in the environment!

Monday, May 25, 2009



i just found this really good site all about sustainable clothing and stuff like that

her is the link.......... http://www.globalstewards.org/clothing.htm


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Economics- supply and demand

Today we watched this movie about economics and found out a lot about it. One thing is about supply and demand. We found out that supply is the amount of product made based on how much the producer thinks he/she will sell. And then the demand is how much the consumer or purchaser wants this product. So if the demand goes down so does the supply, but then if the demand goes up the price will to. If there is say a chart, and it had the supply and demand marked. and when the supply and demand like intersect it is called a equilibrium point.

To find out more information follow this link http://www.brainpop.com/math/dataanalysis/supplyanddemand/

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

An idea of an Eco house

I found this site that is really good and it shows you all about eco houses here it is... http://www.ebode.co.nz/eco%20features.html

Eco house designs

In class we have been set a task. The task is to design an Eco friendly house for on our island...

What is an Eco house / sustainable house?

An Eco house is a kind of house that reduces energy and waste. An Eco house reduces the buildings negative impact on human health and the environment. It has a better design, construction and operation . An Eco house is a made up from a sustainable design, sustainable development and sustainable living. So it is Basically really sustainable. Eco houses are designed and built as part of the larger ecology of the planet! the design and construction of the building are done so they can help us make a natural environment. Studies have shown that buildings are the most damaging polluters on the planet, consuming over half of all the energy used in developed countries and producing over half of all the climate-changing greenhouse gases. Which is not a good thin. A successful Eco house should give the owner the ‘best of both’ by providing less of an impact on the environment along with a healthier place to live and lower costs to live.

So i am really looking forward to this task.

This is The link to all my info..... http://www.ecobob.co.nz/EcoHelp/What-is-an-eco-house.aspx



Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Be nice to our planet

Hello. We need to take Serious action in keeping our planet green so our feature generations have a nice happy living place.

things that we should do is like turning off our lights when we aren't in the room.
turning off taps

and all that kind of stuff.

so remember...
Be Green not mean