Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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!

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