Sunday, September 7, 2008

Think about it!!!!

This semester has started out really well. We have been discussing the sustainable ethic and its implications for the future of the earth. I know sometimes these things seem so far removed from you personally so..... I want you to return to my website amoalf.com and go to notes. Then click on ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT on Jan9th or 10th date depending on your class. Take the quiz you find there and post your score along with any recommendations it makes back here on the blog. In your response discuss WHY you think you think you received the score you did. Base your answer on things we have discussed in class or just ask a question that you have had.  After posting your ideas please respond to two other posts you have read with a question or comment. I am looking forward to reading your ideas.
Ms. Stripling

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Josh said...
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Tripp said...

Chyeah, apparently it would take 3.5 earths if everyone lived like me. And 15.8 global acres. But I dunno what elseee you want me to say sooo... ㄱㄱ Yeeeah.

-Tamra

Tripp said...

Aw dang my face messed up, wth.

Goethe said...

Mine said 5.8 earths (let's round that to 6). It also said 26 acres.

I believe that God gave us the earth to subdue and rule over (Gen 1:28). However, this does not mean we should pillage the planet but that we are given a responsibility as stewards of the planet.

But my major point is that the planet was created for us to use not the other way around (as most tree hugging liberals and secular humanists would have it.)

Goethe

amoalf said...

I have presented the idea in class that we are stewards of the earth so in that sense we are stewards of creation.
Adam and Eve were placed in a garden, the garden of Eden, ‘to work it and take care of it’ (Genesis 2.15 In a sense we are gardeners. What does our work as ‘gardeners’ imply? Are we doing a good job?

J. Blanton said...

If everyone lived like I did it would take 5.7 Earths to sustain each of us. It would also take 25.7 golbal acres of Earth's productive area to support our lifestyles. I believe that we should conserve our natural resources, be encouraged to eat healthier foods, and not base our lifestyles on a materialism based society. We should also preserve the planet for future generations and for the betterment of our generation.

Jonathan Blanton

margezl said...

If I am more careful about using products with unnecessary packaging, it would take 3.6 earths to sustain my lifestyle. For me, caring for the earth entails support of:
-programs that provide public transportation that cuts down on the use of individual vehicles;
-public policies that encourage wise land use and protection of our water supply, prevent pollution of the earth, and promote the development clean energy sources.

Goethe said...

I agree with J.Blanton. We should take care of the earth. But I can't allow Democrats like Nancy Pelosi to dictate energy policy. This lady said that we need to get away from Fossil Fuels and start using natural gas in our cars!! NATURAL GAS IS A FOSSIL FUEL, NANCY!! Get a clue.

Amoalf. For clarification. In Genesis 2:15 the woman hadn't even been created yet so it was the man who was to take care of the earth.

Then in Genesis 3 when handing down the curse the woman's punishment was painful childbirth and to be ruled by her husband (Gen 3:16). The man's punishment still had to do with the earth itself. Even the ground itself was cursed because of the man and through painful toil he was to work it (Gen 3:17-19).

That should be enough exegesis (taking meaning out of text) for now.

The point of the blog is that we live in such a way that the earth cannot sustain us if we are consuming anywhere from 3.5 to 5.8 earths. So I would say we are not doing our best job as gardeners if we are consuming the earth at these rates.

januvia said...

If everybody had to live in my world it would take 6.7 planet earths...that's ALOT!!!! 29.6 Global acres, 36.6 tons of carbon dioxide...Now i know that i need to conserve my resources. I could stop buying packaging and then throwing away my boxes....so yeah...turn off lights when i leave the room, turn off the water when not using it. But i think we should be more aware the way we live!!!!

Tripp said...

Since I was just informed that my comment was not good enough for you ㄱㄱ I will comment again to give my opinions and beliefs, yay~.

As a Buddhist (omg no way), I believe that we are no better than the Earth and that it is one (of many) of our responsibilities as humans to take care of it in every way we can. Which includes what Jonathan said, but is absolutely NOT limited to that.

There's tons more we can do, but people are too lazy, selfish, or stupid to do so.

That's all I really have to say right now.

-Tamra

Jennay! said...

if everyone lived like me, it would take 5.5 earths.

and it would take 24.7 global acres to support my lifestyle.

thank god everybody don't live like me.

Tripp said...

JENNIIIII. You live a lot better than the teacher! :O

J. Blanton said...

In response to amoalf and goethe, we also have to take into accountabilty that God never gave the Earth itself to mankind. We have dominion over it and are instructed to 'subdue' it, but in Gen. 9:1-2 God told Noah that he had control over every animal and living thing that lived ON Earth, but the Earth itself was to be maintained by God. Not to say that we must not worry about the Earth because God will take care of it, but to work hard, as sanctioned in Ecclesiastes, but an individual's hard work isn't going to be satisfactory to everyone on Earth, as also stated in Ecclesiastes.

margezl said...

I don't want to get too far "off-subject" and I certainly don't want to get into a religious discussion but Goethe's comment:

"Then in Genesis 3 when handing down the curse the woman's punishment was painful childbirth and to be ruled by her husband Gen 3:16)."

I'll attest to the painful childbirth but fight to the death against being "ruled by her husband."

chris said...

hay this thing said it would take 5.9 earths and 26.1 global acres wat i think is it is bull crap its gona take more than that to suport me i am wasteful aye is that report i dident do due friday

Takeyia T said...

It would take 4.8 earths to support my lifestyle and 21.3 global acres of earth. It said that I should eat less animal products, chose things that with less packaging and try to use solar panels for energy, which really isn't that likely seeing as it's not sunny enough around here and not practical for our house.

Kathryn Lilley said...

I took the quiz and was a bit surprised that my lifestyle seems to take up so many resources (507 earths). I used to telecommute daily, which saved enourmous "footprint" costs, but all of a sudden my company changed the policy so I have to drive in to work now. Public transportation is poor in LA, so not a good option. We do recycling in my town, and I've become more aware of things like reusing plastic zip bags more than once, etc. The one thing I tried recently was using more eco-friendly kitty litter (clay litter is evidently a byproduct of srip mining, so I tried to switch to pine). The cats rejected it, and let me know by "going" everyplace except in the litterbox, so that one won't work for us.
The one factor that seemed to boost my footprint score was house size. Why is that--increased use of utilities, such as heating and air conditioning? We seldom use either (because we live near the ocean in a very termperate climate), so hopefully, our footprint isn't quite as bad as our numbers might indicate.
Excellent blog and quiz, by the way! I'll be lookin to it to get new ideas for reducing energy footprint. The latest thing I've heard about is using some kind of white or non-heat absorbing roof coverings. Some new building codes are being updated to require these types of roof coverings to combat global warming.
I'll look into it and share the link if I can find it.

Kathryn Lilley said...

Oops, that was 5 to 7 earths, not 507 earhts! (grin)

chip said...

it said it would take 4-7 earths. Alot of mine was made up from meat products. (go figure)

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Myra said...

I took 4.5 planets. Not to good. The meat products were a big part of it and my long commute to work every day even though I carpool. There is no option for mass transit and my shortsighted management won't allow telecommuting.

Goethe said...

I am not fully convinced that telecommuting is all that beneficial anyway. I stipulate that you can cut some CO2 emissions by not driving back and forth to work. However, you are increasing electricity usage at your own home. I know my domicile has a programmable thermostat. When I am not there, it is set to electricity saving mode. However, if I were working from home I would need lights on and the computer running and the heating/cooling system running.

On top of all of that, I know I would be eating more if I were at home all day. Being a born and raised Yankee from the Midwest I love the processed meats and cheeses so I would be causing more animals to be raised to support me. (I love the bumper sticker that reads something to the effect "If we're not supposed to eat animals, howcome they are covered in meat?") We all know that livestock flatulence (for the high school students reading this that word means farts) adds to the methane, CH4, in the atmosphere.

I am not sure I would go so far as to say that telecommuting is a wash but I don't think it is the cure-all either.

Goethe

maria said...

mine was a 4.5. i think its wrong cause i dont use to munch energy lol. But we realy do need to be thinking of what we realy need to do 2 help the earth . Cause if we dont it wont be like we have it right know .

Goethe said...

Here is my question for the group to ponder. What kind of lifestyle would it take to only use 1.0 or fewer earths? Would I need to live on a hippy comune and live off the land growing all my food hydroponically? Would I need to sit in a circle and hold hands with the other dirty hippys and sing Kum-Bay-Yah.

Goethe

J. Blanton said...

I'll have to agree with goethe about the dirty hippies but the entire enviorment will have to be destroyed before I hold hands with them and sing 'Kum-Bay-Yah.' But I do think that you would probably have to live off your land, with no electricity, kill wild game for food and clothing, and walk from one destination to the next to maintain just one earth. You and I all know that this is not going to happen so the idea of having 1 earth to sustain you sounds almost impossible. Wow who would have thought that in the 21st century we would need more than one earth to sustain one human being? Go figure.

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Tripp said...

Well, first of all, I don't think that it's very appropriate to call people "dirty" D:

Also, it's not like living using only the land is impossible. There's still Amish villages, Native tribes, etc. that do these things. The culture today is just too lazy. Of course, I'm not saying it's be a smart idea to walk all the way to Westgate or anything, I'm just saying it's not impossible~

amoalf said...

If like me, you don't want to move to commune you can strive to live a sustainable life. I don't think radical changes in lifestyle are a sustainable thing to do, instead I suggest a systematic set of changes that may take years. I don't say I live a 100% sustainable life, but am working toward a goal.
Going green is easy, there are so many great resources about the subject. My personal favorite is "The Green Book" which has parts of its book online as well at www.readthegreenbook.com.

As I have been striving to "Go Green" I realize it is like stepping back in time without getting rid of my modern conveniences. I'm doing many things I learned as a child, like line drying my clothes, sweeping instead of vacuuming, opening the windows in the morning to catch the cool breeze, only buying what I need instead of everything that looks cool, growing some of my own food, and canning what I can't eat now.

To me "going Green" is a frame of mind. Do what fits your lifestyle and do the easy things first, it is a process and like dieting if you go to radical to soon, you are more likely to go back to bad habits. I also believe there are good, better, best choices in most things. If you aren't ready to start a home garden, then try finding a farmers market, until you locate one look for produce grown as close to home as possible and go organic when available.

Many people think "going green" is expensive, I disagree. Some changes may take an initial investment, but they usually have a short payoff time. Things like weatherstiping and insulation cost, but the energy savings will add up quickly. You may need to purchase reusable bags, but most stores give you a 5 or 10 cent credit, so you are paid back within a few months.

My top tips are make your home more energy efficient, that also means using natural light, cooling and heating.

Reduce your packaging, if you eat more fresh food you will generally reduce packaging, it's the same thing they tell dieters, shop the perimiter, that is where all the meat, dairy and produce are located. Only buy what you will use, many Americans throw away a lot of unused food. Buy in bulk, that doesn't just mean large packages, but that area with the bins that you buy only what you plan on using.

Replace disposable items with durable items, if you eat outside often and use disposable paper or plastic plates, it is a wise investment to purchase a set of reusable plastic plates. Replace disposable razors, diapers and cleaning products like swiffer. Avoid bottled water, get a home filter like Pur or Brita.

Recycle, www.earth911.org will help you locate the nearest recycle center. I try to only purchase plastics that are #1 or #2, they are more easily recycled. I also buy recycled products when available, that includes paper towels, napkings, toilet paper, tissue, school/office supplies and clothing.

Detox your cleaning, vinegar and baking soda clean almost anything, they can even losen a hair clog. Seventh Generation and Method are a couple mainstream brands that are very earth friendly.

Just start small and build from there, don't get overwhelmed.

Saeed said...

Unfortunately the quiz is not available for this part of the world so I don't know how much earths would it take for me. Any way, I wish, all of us in this world would think like you, amoalf!! You are doing a great job to raise awareness to achieve the Goal! I'm with you!

Dustin said...

If everybody lived like me, it would take 4.8 planet earths to sustain human beings. I didn't realize I was so wasteful. My biggest problem was energy usage. We keep it cold in my house. We probably keep it colder than it actually needs to be. We also leave lights on and ceiling fans when we may not even be in the room. Everything else I was pretty good on. I just think everybody needs to try to cut back on things they don't need as much as they can, don't be so materialistic, and EAT HEALTHIER!!!

Albert said...

it said it would take 3.8 earths for me, which is better than alot of people on here

taylor jordan

Homie said...

It told me it would take 3.2 Earths if everyone lived like me. Well i beleive this is true that i do not live correctly like i should to help take care of the earth, But since we are in america and do not see this being forced to change anytime soon or made to be easily changed i do not see this number droping for me anytime soon.

Now i would love to change the way i live to support the earth more for i am part native american and actually was rasied to take more care of the earth, but as the economy in america drops more and more it makes it way to hard for me and the people i live with to change this. Now i could recycle more. The first time i get a chance to change something that would dramatically reduce the way i am killing the earth i will take it but, it must be in a money easy way.


- Sincerly,
Shane Spicer

A. Pain said...

It said that i take 6.2 earths, but most of it was from food.
Gotta have my meat! RAWR!!!

Bella said...

It told me i took 3.3 earths and that i would use 14.7 global acres. I kinda thought that it was cool to do that quiz but it doesn't give an option of if you don't use gas at all because I don't use propane at all. My family and I do no like the smell of propane which results in us not using it. But other than that that was pretty cool...Yay for my extra grade!!
Dakota Kirby

Parrisbabe16 said...

ok it took 3.7 earths to live my personal lifestyle... the reason my lifestyle is so bad is because i drove over 20 mins just to get to school and back from my house and i have to take my boyfriend to work and back which is another 20 mins then work back and forth is another 20 mins i drive way too much which of course pollutes the earth. food wasn't too bad i rarely ever eat beef but mostly chicken.. although i eat more foods that are shipped from other countries to the US. so all and all i just as everyone else could work alot better to help save the world.

JLowe said...

I needed 3.3 Earths. Most of mine was from the meat I eat. And i dont drive that much, only to work and shcool. And I carpool as much as possible.

felicia said...

I had 5.3 Earths. most of mine was food . i dont drive yet i ride with people .

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todd said...

i scroed a 4.6 earths and i guess that was medium

jose said...

it took me 3.1 earths most of it was for sevices and electricity

tinkerbell said...

It said that it would take 5 planets. it also said that it would take 22.3 global acres too. Wow thats alot to take care. it told me that i needed to eat less animals, use solar panels and purchase products with less packaging...i think that the quiz is a good way to let ppl know how much they use the earth today...
Kim Hull

R.M.Miller said...

If everyone lived like i do it would take 5.7 earths and 25.1 global acres to support my life style. If every american lived this way we could reduce the amount of earths and acres if pledged to reduce the amount of animal products we use and either purchase less products that has to be packaged or buy products that is packaged in recycled material. I believe that even though god did give us this planet to do as we please we still need to help keep this planet clean and make sure it can still sustain life after we die. If we keep cutting down the trees and using all of the resources up as fast as we do this planet will be unable to support life for much longer.

Goethe said...

Well...Well...Well. Looks like some activity on this blog again. This must mean the kids from Earth Science are back in the classroom again!! WELCOME BACK KIDDIES!!

Don't worry you dirty hippies!! HOPE and CHANGE have some to the White House!! Ohh yeah. I forgot. The messiah, barak HUSSEIN obama, has done NOTHING for the planet earth!!!!! Even his wife tried to plant some vegetables on the grounds of the White House in order to reduce the first family's impact on the earth. Did you hear what happened? Bill Clinton started using toxic sewage as a fertilizer on the lawn and the soil is contaminated!!! HA HA

But getting back to the point of the blog, pretty scary how much of the earth you use up, huh?

Goethe

R.M.Miller said...

thanks goethe for ur welcome back. as for ur "dirty hippie" comment i dont believe that just because i fear the distruction of the life the earth supports makes me a hippie much less a dirty hippie. as for the first family theres nothin really i can do to help with that. and yes i agree it is kinda scrary thinkin about how much earth we use. but there are ways that we can help this earth survive.

sweetie da clown said...

It said if everyone lived like me you would need 6.3 planet earths to provide enough resources.I don't think that is good at all .My food is 27% I don't think it should be that much I don't eat that much but when i do it is mostly meat.mobility is almost the highest and the reason is because I drve from school to work everyday its not something i want to do but i have to do.My goods were 9% my shelter wasnt very big because i dont have a big house and i only have the necessary things,also not alot o people live in my home . My services was the most it was 31%.

amoalf said...

this is a test

funsize said...

the quiz said that would take up 3to 5 eath 4 me to live on that is alsomee but i am not a HIPPIE but i do care 4 the eath so i can make this way.

Grace said...

Sadly, my ecological footprint says it would take 6 Earths and 26.5 global acres to support my lifestyle if everyone lived it. We also create 291 tons of C02. The big difference is made in my footprint because we drive almost 550 miles a week and pay for both the kennel and our home on the monthly bills. A big difference could be made if we tried to get solar power but because of the bad economy we cannot afford it at the moment. We use EnergyStar products and recycle as much as possible, but are hoping to soon become a greener buissness and family.

Stephen said...

It said that it would take 4.5 earths. It also said it would take 20.2 global acres to support my lifestyle.

I would have to say that I'm a typical American when it comes to my habits on treating the Earth, which probably needs to change. I do believe, though, that God made us superior mammals to everything with our adept ability to communicate, but that same ability causes war and devastation against the whole world in general, including our own kind. It is very ironic that we are suppose to be civilized people, yet we still posses such uncivilized qualities such as going to war against each other and not even picking up behind ourselves and recycling to save the very Earth we depend on for food, water, and daily activities. I will be the first to admit that I am in that sad but true category, but I am trying to change that. I believe God gave us superior qualities to provide for ourselves in an efficient manner, but to also govern and watch over the planet, not destroy everything else he created just for our personal use/gain.

DavidT.16 said...

It said that it would take 5.3 planets to live like me, also 23.5 global acres of land, and 24.6 tons of Carbon Dioxide. Thats alot!
It said i need to recycle more paper and plastic. And buy alot less things.

DavidT.16 said...

It would take 5.3 planets to support my lifestyle.Thats 23.5 global acres and 24.6 tons of Carbon Dioxide. Wow! Thats alot.

It said i need to recycle more paper and platic.

Haley said...

If everyone lived like me, it would take 4.5 earths and 22 global acres. I thought mine would be worse that this but this still isn't very good. I think people can take simple steps like riding a bike to some places or cutting the lights off when you leave a room to help the earth. You deffinately wont catch me riding a bike, though. But I think I will do what I can to help out the earth. I don't recycle at all. I think I will start to do that now.

J. Williams said...

It said it would take 4.9 planet earths and like 22. sumthin or another global acres to support my lifestyle! It said i should reduce my meat intake but considering tht im trying to take in as much protein in a day as I possibly can to help me build muscle, thats probably not gonna happen! But as far as seeing how everything went, there are a number of things that i could change even if its just to recycle my paper! Overall though i mean the quiz was good it'll make u think more when u go to eat something and what u do with ur trash and remains and what not, whether you throw it away or recycle it and solar power i mean you really think about it would b a lot cheaper than electricity in the long run and help promote the earth as well!

lil bit said...

It takes 5 planets to provide enough resources. MY FOOTPRINT IS 40% and it takes 22.1 global acres of the earth's productive area. We use alot of energystars these days. We all should do more recycleing and it would make this world a better place. We should also use less water. Hope everybody has a good day.

M.Varner said...

The thing said i would use up 5.2 earths to support my lifestyle. It said that it would take 23.3 global acres to produce all the food i eat.

I think we should all use things differently in order to help save the planet, like using more energy efficient lights and appliances, but sometimes some people take drastic measures to do to much. I recycle all my old magazines and cans and what not, but i ain't going to dig through the trash for one little piece of something that could be recycled. In all i could do a little more to help the earth but i don't really feel like changing my habits.

amoalf said...

After taking the quiz I learned that it would take 5.3 planet Earths to provide enough resources for my current lifestyle. I also learned that it would take 23.5 global acres which is 24.4 tons of carbon dioxide to provide enough resources for my current lifestyle. Taking this quiz and reviewing some facts showed me that just small changes in my everyday lifesytyle can make a big change in the environment. If everyone could just make little changes in their lifestyle we could cut back on may over used resources. Just by doing these few small changes I can cut my resource usage to 3.9 planet Earths from 5.3. By using 100% recycled materials or products with less packaging, by dedicating 1 trip per year at home instead of traveling, by cutting the amount of animal products I use daily, by using solar panels in my home, and by updating appliances in my home to those that are more energy efficient.

Fatty McButterpants said...

It said that if everyone lived like me that it would take 7.6 earths and 34.7 global acres. Wow thats alot. It also said that I should reduce the amount of animal products that I eat by half, but there will be no way that I would be able to do that because i loves me some chicken and pretty much any other meat product. But I could try to buy more meat products that use less packaging and by starting to recycle.

But I believe that God gave us this earth for us to use but i also believe that we should take better care of it for future generations. Guess thats it because all this talkin about meat has got me hungry! So peace, punch, captain crunch!!!
-Kameron

Morgan_Rocs said...

Okay okay okay. . .
Apparently, it would take 4 earths if everyone were to support my living habits and it would take 18 global acres.
It's funny because this is an extremely touchy subject that can very easily go either way.

On one hand, we should recycle. We should focus on the sustainable ethic: preserve the resources we have left, and reuse and recycle the resources we have already used. We should save our planet by limiting usage and reusing all that we can. Which also means. . less landfills.

Sounds perfect. . .until manufacturers realize that it is more expensive to use recycled packaging and other materials. Now, in this totally and completely ethical and humane world that we live in, I'm sure EVERY manufacturer will agree to take a profit bite in order to "save the planet" right? yea. . didn't think so. .

While there are some advantages to recycling, there are too many disadvantages that get in the way of every day life that Americans have come to know.
Besides that, many seem to forget the pollution that recycling can actually create!
Think about everyone "going green" which means the number of trucks driving across town to pick up recycled things has doubled maybe even tripled. .thats triple the automobile emmissions! Oh no! Think about the energy consumption used to transport, sort, clean, and store the recycled goods. Think about the process of recycling, what happens to the pollutants (such as chemicals) that have to be cycled out in order for the materials to be reused.

I completely understand and agree with the intentions of "going green" but honestly I don't believe it is a reachable goal. We have lived by the Frontier Ethic since America was founded, its only escalated over time; do you honestly think it will change now? It is just too costly and the cost will effect everyone from the packagers to the manufacturers to the consumers. So who does the process begin with? Are you willing to take out the extra time and effort to support a cause that "pop culture" will only endorse on the surface? Will this idea ever really catch on? It won't take just you and me; it won't take just Chesnee. It will take the entire world, can we all work together on such a controversal cause?

Meredith said...

The quiz said if everyone lived like me it would take 4.1 planet earths and 18.2 global acres. That wasn't as many as I thought it would be. I try to recycle but I know there is more I could do. I should try to conserve evergy at my house; like turn the tv off when no one is watching and turn the lights off when no one is in the room. I probably shouldn't drive so much but I would rather drive than ride with someone else. I think the whole "Go Green" is a good thing but I don't believe everyone really will. Even though we may not be here many years from now we should still care about the next generation.

codeh said...

Lately the earth’s capacity to tolerate exploitation and absorb solid wastes disposal has decreased, due to excess trashing. People dispose lots of stuff, and simply do not care. Therefore scientists found out a way to reuse things and that process was called "recycling". I do believe that we should recycle and that we should "go green!" But "going green" is not buying a binder at walmart with the go green symbol on it, then walking outside and throwing paper on the ground.

My quiz told me that it would take 4.5 earths and 20 global acres. Thats 19.8 tons of carbon dioxide! Wow. I have to say that im embarrased by my score. I do wish that i could be a better citizen for our country and planet because we only have one.


I think that our society is just a huge mess and i dont think God or even Obama can get us out of this one. We've brought it on ourselfs.

I also agree with what Morgan says about the manufacturers. We are surrounded by greed, and i dont really see people taking their time and money they have worked for to go buy appliances or cars to "Go Green!"

Some land of the free, and home of the brave huh?

Goethe said...

WOW. There are some awesome comments here!! I agree that I gots to have me some meat!! Humans have not been vegetarians since immediately after the flood when we were allowed to eat meat for the first time Gen 9:3. I dont expect you people who claim to be vegetarians to understand. You are the same people who claim "Meat is Murder" while you are wearing your leather Birkenstock sandals. If you were serious about it you would be Vegans (that is total wackos).

Morgan_Rocs, you sound a bit conflicted. Good comments though. Greedy capitalist corporations. We should be socialists so they wouldn't care about making money. Maybe once healthcare is "fixed" we will be socialists. Fixed by the guy on vacation this week in Martha's Vineyard at a $35,000.00 per week estate.

However, I most agree with M.Varner's comments. I agree we could all do a little more but nobody is going to go overboard with this thing. I paid for the product...I am gonna consume it!!

Goethe

angel. said...

If everyone were to live like me, we'd need 4.3 planet earths to provide enough resources. Thats 19 global acres of earth's productive area.
I can't say I didn't expect to get a number like that (after reading everybody else's comments that seems about average) but it really puts it in perspective about how much we affect the planet. We only have one earth and we can't afford to live like we have 3 or 4 to spare. People need to realize that we dont have infinite resources and eventually we're going to run out. I know im not one to talk but if we all would just make some little adjustments in our lives we could help reduce the harmful effects we have on the earth. All of us are guilty of leaving a light on when we leave a room or forgeting to shut the fridge door every once in a while. If everyone unplugs their cell phone chargers when they're not using them we can save millions of pounds of carbon dioxide. Even if we all commited to cutting back by half on all of the animal products we consume we'd use .3 less of the planet. It doesn't sound like alot but it just goes to show you that little things do make a difference.
go green! :)

AnnaLee<3 said...

okay... it says if everyone lived like me.. we'd need 7.6 earths and it would take 33.9 global acres. i never knew i used so much of earths resources..its alot easier said then done by saying you're going to recycle and do everything better and blah blah blah but i loveeeeee meat and i aint gonna stop eatin it just because this lil quiz told me i eat too much..
thats just a part of life. everyones goin to do what they wanna do.. its like goin on a diet.. u can say u want to do it all u want but u arent going to really act on it until u get fat! so are we gonna let the world get so bad that there is nothing we can do abt it? idk but i think it takes more than jus one person or one community to make such a worldwide change.. we have to impact the ppl around us and then just see where it takes us..but everything in our lives are already predetermined anyways.. so i guess its all up to God... jus live is wat i say

<3 anna

Brooke B * said...

If everyone lived like me we would be in some trouble. it would take 5.3 planet earths to provide enough resources for my life.

To support my lifestyle it would take 23.7 global acres. That is a good bit if you really think aboout it.

I can do things in my daily life to help are earth but no one can do it alone. I think the only way to save are earth is for everyone to be committed to making changes in their life.

Me,alone making changes will not make a difference. I can make changes but i dont think we will see any improvement untill more people start changing and making an effort to save are lovely earth.

Grace said...

People need to start doing more for the enviorment and stop sitting there thinking global warming isn't a real thing.If everyone could raise their air by 2 degrees when its hopt and down 2 when its cold we could save energy and cut down on carbon emmissions.

Amber. said...

The quiz told me it'd take 7.1 earths if everyone lived liked me. It also said it'd take 31.4 global acres to support my lifestyle. Wow, i think i got one of the high numbers on here. I never realized how bad i was. I never recycle and i travel a lot. I realize maybe i should start recycling but I'd have to get my parents on board too. I think most people just don't take the time to realize exactly how much we're harming the earth, I know i hardly do. Most people go through life just worried about today and not tomorrow, or at least I do. Now i realize that's not logical thinking and most people have a lot of room for improvement in doing what's good for our planet.

Phillip cobb said...

It said it would take 7.3 earths to support me which i agree I do not recycle or really care about it so its probably right. It would also take 32.3 global acres but o well I dont care if thats how I want to live I will. I could recycle and do all the right things to help this world out but I am too lazy and just do not care.

Peeler said...

It would take 4.2 earths to support my lifestyle and it took 18.6 global acres. We should all start recycling and stuff to help preserve the earth we living on.

ricky said...

my quiz said i use 3.9 earths and 17.3 global acres. i dodnt think it was going to be that low. i thought for sure it would be higher. i dont think that we should take the planet for granted like we have been. we should be conserving more so our next generations dont have many problems to deal with.

Goethe said...

Ohh Grace. Don't tell me you have fallen for that whole global warming hoax. You cannot base your whole theory on only 40 years of observations when science claims that the earth is 4.5 billion years old (another number I would disagree with but that is a topic for a different blog). That kind of science is like observing a fruit fly (life span 2 weeks) for 1/100th of a second. You can't tell much about a fruit fly when you are only observing it as long as it takes to blink an eye!!

I love the headlines in the newspaper when certain groups are trying to have Global Warming Conferences and they have to cancel the conference because of SNOWFALL!!! THAT is funny stuff!!

Goethe

alana marie said...

It would take 3.9 earths to support my lifestyle. That would be 17.4 global acres (18 tons of carbon dioxide). Which i'm guessing by the other comments is good, or better then most people. I totaly agree with RICKY we should be concerned about the earths wellbeing. If we are not concerned then in later years the earth will not be able to substain life. The earth might not even be able to exist itself. I could possibly reduce the pollution by cutting down on my driving. I drive more then anything. But I do carpool 3/4ths of the time so thats good.

anakay :) said...

the test said it would take 3.7 earths to provide enough resources to sustain my living. that is 16.5 global acres & 15.9 tons of carbon dioxide. i just know i need to recycle more. and reduce my milage. i drive too much. god gave us this earth to do whatever we want. or so i believe. ATTENTION: alana is the fn* chips. we like almost got the same score. lol. btw. BIGGGGGGGGGGGGG party sept. 5th (alana's birthday) hit me up on my celly. hahaha. too bad if you ain't got the number. :)duces! (this here is a one hundred)

anakay :) said...

FYI THE COMMENT ABOVE IS BY ANA RODRIGUEZ. fa sho

Cory H said...

If everybody lived like me it would take 5.6 earths. my lifestyle was 25.1 gobal acres. That's a little more tham i expected cuz i never ride in a train, bus, or fly. There are alot of things i change about my lifestyle but we are who we are nobodys perfect that's why we are human. I could change, and i'm gonna try. Just not now cuz i'm to lazy.

The Critic said...

It said that if everyone lived like i did that it would take up 8.6 earths and 38 global acres, i know thats alot and i could cut back on some things but i more then likely wont i believe this earth was put here by God for us but i think im doing a crapy job of taking care of it. i also believe that the earth is temporary and with all the talk on how the earth is falling into turmoil does that mean that the time is coming?

_HOLLA_BAK_GURL_ said...

Ok, so the quiz told me that it would take 6.3 Earths and 28.3 acres if everyone had the same lifestyle as I do. My high number of Earths did not surprise me all that much because my family does not live by the sustainable ethics like we should. We do not make a habit of turning off lights, I eat chicken for just about every meal, and we all drive SUVs. Honestly, I have never felt the need to support the so-called “Go Green” campaign. It is one of those ideas that seems perfect on the surface, but as you dig deeper, it actually creatures more controversial issues than helping solve any environmental problems. First, you have the celebrity endorsements. They advertise the campaign and clam to support recycling, reducing and reusing. This is the perfect way to get into the hearts and souls of America; until someone decides to research it and find out that the endorsers are still a major factor in this “growing problem”. Secondly, the economy comes into the picture as well. Most “Go Green” supporters not only live by recycling and reusing, they try to make reducing a big factor as well. AND SO IT BEGINS! I believe that for our economy to get back on its feet, reducing is the exact opposite of what we should be doing! Spending, not reducing, is what we need during this crucial time. And yes, I know this goes against sustainable ethics, but are we willing to suffer financially for a cause that we aren’t even sure will ever be effective?

I know that there is a set amount of time for the world’s existence, and I do not believe that a handful of people recycling will add on years to that. I commend people for following their hearts and trying to make the earth a better place, but for now, I do not see myself sacrificing my everyday routine.

_Miranda_

amoalf said...

It said it would take 5.7 global earths and 23.7 global acres to support life if everyone lived like me. It said I need to cut down on my meat/animal products and with my vegetables I need to but locally grown fruits and vegetables. Also says I use way to much trash. I also need to recycle more. This really shows me how bad I live, it makes me want to start recycling more and conserving the earth.
Josh W.

K.Goode said...

It said that it would take me 4.8 planet earth's and 21.5 global acres.

I feel that this test is very true and it can open your eyes to how much u hurt this planet, but I feel that is the reason god put the earth here is for us to use but i feel that since he put here we could take better care of it by not creating as much waste and pollution. I dont think i will change but i should.

Kelo864swagg said...

WATS UP CLASS WELL DIS LIL THING SAID IT WOULD TAKE 5.2 EARTHS ND 23.3 GLOBAL ACRES I GUESS I CAN START THINKIN ABOUT THE WORLD U KNOW NOT GOING TO BE A TREE HUGER OR ANYTHING BUT I COULD STOP EATIN SO MUCH ND SLOW DOWN ON DRIVEIN AND CUT OFF ALL THE LIGHTS ONCE ND AWHILE BUT DIS YA BOI KELO CHECKIN OUT
-SHAQUILLE

Sam said...

It said it would take 7.6 earths , 33.6 global acres, and 38.2 tons of carbon dioxide, thats right up there with fatty mcbutterpants. I really didnt think it would be that much but you gotta do what you gotta do i guess. I think its good to recycle and all but im just a little too lazy to do it. Maybe one day when i get my own house and bills and stuff ill worry about but right now i could care less.Thats just me though , so everybody else go out there and recycle all you can.

amoalf said...

Rough country REDNECK
ok this thing keeps screwing up but it would take 5.9 earths if people lived the way i did and 26.3 global acres. dang thats pretty bad but i eat alot of meat but i could cut down on the meat. and its not good that i get 12 mpg everywhere i go but not selling my baby and gettin a hippie car or rice burner but i do not acumalate as much trash a the normal person i recycle alot so yeah and obama could help to
se ya!

Goethe said...

Rough Country REDNECK...Bravo... excellent comments. Way to stick it to those hippies!! You know those tree huggers who drive those little things that look like half a car.

REDNECK here is a suggestion for you. You could just drive your "Big Ole John Deere" tractor everywhere. Plus you could fill 'er up on BIODIESEL!!

YEE HAW!!

Goethe

nik g on da mic said...

If the world lived like me they would need 5.2 planet earths and 23 global acres. i do realize that i do eat alot of chicken but i cant help it. i mean who doesn't like chicken? im from the south its the way i was raised. i do eat alot od veggies and fruits but i dont think they are locally grown. we very seldom cook food at home so most of my meals are fast food or microwave dinners. if i reduced the amount of animal products by half i could reduce my earths to 4.9. i have made a decision to recycle more and conserve water by taking shorter showers and cutting lights off when im done. i believe that God gave us this earth for a reason. he has blessed us with the many foods that are able to be grown from the earth. i believe that he did give us earth for us to use, but we need to use it wisely. we do pollute it with all of the emissions from our vehicles and the plants and factories running today. if we just took the little extra time to throw away our trash into trash cans and things that can be recycled into the the bins we would have a better, cleaner, greener earth.
Nikki G.

Tristen T said...

It said that it would take 5.4 eaths and 23.8 acres if everybody was like me..if only the world could be so lucky....it said to use public transportation more and not to buy as much new things?!? It also said that i should cut my meat consumption by half but i dont see that happinin anytime soon bc god made animals tasty so im going to enjoy them..and i wrestle so i need to keep my protein and stuff up..ANYWAY....yea...do i get a 100?!? =D

Ryan said...

It said that if everyone lived like me we'd need 3-7 planets to provide enough resources. It also said that it takes 16.5 global acres to support my life style....Since 53% of my ecological footprint was services I guess that would be the best thing for me to change

taylor :) said...

if everyone lived like me it would take 4.9 earts. To support my lifestyle it takes 22 global acres and 22.4 tons of carbon dioxide. I could reduce my footprint by eatin less meat, using transportation instead of driving a car and, using solar panels.

taylor :) said...
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amoalf said...

ZACHARY YEA BOY
it takes 4.2 planet earths for me to be here,it takes 18.8 global acres and 17.1 tone of co2 to support me. If i reduce my meat an recycled content material also used solat panles it would drop my mass to 3.4 planet earths. if every american did this we would use 645 million less global acres..........?

amoalf said...

Zachary YEA BOY
well tripp all you have to say is that you know what you have to do to drop your global acres and how you do it just spend less time doing stuff that you do now

amoalf said...

Zachary YEA BOY
well tripp all you have to say is that you know what you have to do to drop your global acres and how you do it just spend less time doing stuff that you do now

amoalf said...

Zachary YEA BOY
well tripp all you have to say is that you know what you have to do to drop your global acres and how you do it just spend less time doing stuff that you do now

amoalf said...
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amoalf said...

I only used 3.3 earths and 14.8 global acres. I was suprised when I used so little but its still alot. What mostly made my land so much was the land I would use for electricity. this is what my footprint looks like. cody w.

amoalf said...

testy

Austin High said...

If everyone lived like me we would need 4.1 planet Earths. That's not good. I need to preserve the natural resources and start living off the land. I don't really need electricity. I'll just build a fire. I don't think global warming is caused by humans. The climate fluctuates and we should just let nature take its course. I do like to recycle, though. Ms. Stripling is doing a great job of recycling in our school.

_Ashley_ said...

According to this quiz if everyone lived like me, we would need 4.8 planet earths to provide enough resources to support my lifestyle it would also take 21.1 global acres of earths productive area.

I have to admit I rarely recycle probably because Im not being forced to. If everyone were to be forced to recycle like people are forced to have jobs and pay bills then maybe this world wouldn't be so bad off.

Except then everyone would be complaining about having to recycle instead of not doing it at all.

Either way there is always going to be complaints. Whether were not recycling or not recycling enough, i believe that we couldn't make the Earth better. We would of had to of started many years ago.

As for the future generations...Goodluck!


_Ashley_

KOOLKAT18 said...

It said that it would take 5.1 earths to support my lifestyle and it would take 22.8 global acres! This is better than some of the results that other people have got but its still not good. I think maybe i should try to car pool more so that i wont be using as much gas. I also think that i can eat less animal products if that will also help my results.

KOOLKAT18 said...

guess what you guys? if everyone lived like i did, it would take 6.1 planet earths. OMG! i was reading all of the comments from previous blogs and i noticed that amoalf brought up that adam and eve were placed in the garden to take care of it. so we as humans were placed on the earth to take care of it. right? i believe that the quiz opened my eyes to what i can do to help make our planet a better place. for instance, i don't recycle at home but how long does it take to separate paper and plastic? nah seriously. this is just somewhere to start. also, koolkat makes a good point that we could car pool, but if you catching a ride with me, it's a $5 sitting fee lol

amoalf said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 5.2 earths (21.7 tons of carbon dioxide)to support my lifestyle it would take 23.3 global acres. I could eat more vegetables and not use as much electricity. Staying on the computer 4 hours at a time. It would also be better to keep a small car reliable on gas.

amoalf said...

I wish the people of this part of the world were thinking like you guys!! It's really getting terrible here, people just don't care about the planet! It really hurts me a lot. Don't know what to do, but unfortunately, I don't see any hope.

TP-210 said...

If everyone lived like I did it would take 5.3 planet Earths to supply my needs. I know im not perfect and I need to recycle more and could use less services such as electricity. This quiz opened my eyes to how I need to live a life of sustainable ethics instead of frontier.

Baloch said...

Ooops, I don't know why it said "amoalf" instead of my name in the previous comments! Any way, It was me, in case you wonder who this person was :)
Zubo

Kevin said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 5.1 Planet Earth's to sustain life. It said that I need 22.6 global acres to support my lifestyle most of which would go to electrical use. Also if everyone lived like me it would produce 23.1 tons of Carbon Dioxide.

David Jones said...

Acording to my Footprint Calculator it would take 4 planet Earths and 17.6 global acres to provide enough resources if everybody lived like me. It sounds like something needs to change!!! I guess I need to start car pooling more often and start recycling in my house.

woffo369 said...

Well it would take 4.3 Earths to sustain my life style and 19.3 global acres.....WOW i thought that i was atleast half way decent but apparently i'm not doing my part to keep the Earth in a sustainable manner. I think i need to start recycling and doing a better job at preserving our world for the next generation, instead of believing that it will last forever because God only gave us one planet and its resources so i shouldn't take it for granted and neither should yall.

-Peace-

chyanne said...

yeh. it said it'd take 6.1 earths if everyone lived like me. i guess i should stop with all the traveling and energy wasteing. i should start recycling more because i never do. i should change my ways.

amoalf said...

If everyone lived the same lifestyle as me it would take 4.1 Planet Earth's to support them along with 20.3 global acres of land. I definitely would say 4.1 Earth's is a little ridiculous. This quiz opened my eyes to how serious this problem is and the changes that need to be made. That include .....more recycling, actually start caring about future generations, along with me personally. I could buy produce and meat locally instead of at wal mart or some place like that.

oneharley said...

it would take 6.4 earths and 24.4 acres for me. that i dont really care about cause i think its a bit off the wall and you can never estimate that (too many variables, so its wrong). but one thing that makes me mad is the people that get priuses "TO SAVE THE EARTH", GUESS WHAT?! an f350 diesel will produce less toxic gases in its life span if both went to 30k, as the batteries just pollute the environment like crazy, while diesel smoke (black stuff) all just falls back to earth as carbon. thats counting the production of the vehicles also. then the diesel gains a larger lead as the miles get put on and you have to replace the batteries. plus i can tow 24500 lb, get 650 torque, 350 hp (stock), but if your getting the prius to save money,then i dont care, then you can save a bit at the pump. but if its to "SAVE THE WORLD", well then your just an ill informed, stupid jack a--!! so ill just take my diesel and ill actually have some fun on it, try doing that on your prius. PS: america lives off of the pick up and semi segments. (how do you think all that stuff gets to the store!!)

joshua said...

It takes 5 planet earths. It takes 22.1 global acres to live. If everyone would live without anything and go live in the woods. The world would like people to build a fire and live like that. People dont know that they could do better by living off the land and grow your own food and other things. You can do better by recycling bottles and other things you need to recycle. The earth would like that if everyone would do that. That is all I git to say.

Goethe said...

oneharley!!My new hero!! Go ahead and cite your sources for your information so we all can check it out. You are just as passionate about your F-350 as some of the others are about hugging trees!!

One other word of advice though is that when calling other people "ill-informed stupid jack a--" don't disqualify yourself by using the word "your" when you obviously meant "you're" which is the contraction for you are.

Anyone seen the Friends episode about "the letter" when Ross explained the difference between your and you're to Rachel? My favorite episode of all time. Are you people too young to have seen Friends? You people were about 2 years old when Friends came out. Yikes!

tylerroberts said...

According to the quiz it would take 4 earths and 17.9 global acres to support my lifestyle. If i stopped buying tings with so much packageing and drove less, i could reduce these results greatly.

S.K. jonez said...

i feel like the people in this world need to stop being selfish and try to help change our world for the better because alot of these resources are not going to ne here forever...

Jennifer E said...

It would take 3.9 planets Earths to support my lifestyle and it would take 17.4 global acers. I think my Ecological Footprint was good compared to other people Ecological footprint. I need to cut down on eletricity and just go with solar power engery.

Nature Boy said...

It would take 5.6 earths and 24.7 global acres to support my life style. I could eat healthier foods, start recycling, and turn off tv's and lights when i'm not using them. But i want cause i'm a carefree prerson who dosent worry about the problems of tommrow.

P.S.: woooooooooooooooooooooooooo

J said...

The quiz told me it would take 4.4 earths and 19.something acres to fulfill my lifestyle. I think people make big deal out of nothing, you cant just grow your own food anymore everywhere you look there's a little cricket or walmart.And besides there millions of chickens and cows to feast on. and about the carpooling deal wouldn that just kill your mpg when you cram people in your car? but i think people should make the most out of what they have and live life to the fullest.

Taylor said...

i have realized that i have put more waste out into the world than i actually thought,,,,,god didnt give earth to us for us to destroy.... thats what i think about it....
Taylor Hooper

Taylor said...

it said it would take 9.9 earths if everyone lived like me.... I was given the responsibility to try and help take care of the earth.......i took waste to a whole new level......... (my bad):(

Goethe said...

WOW 9.9?!?! I think that is one of the highest numbers we have ever seen on this board!! Do you use entire trees instead of toothpicks after meals? You are a true CONSUMER. You must use things (products plus packaging) and then launch it into space!! That's about the only way to use 10 earths to support yourself. What would Obama say? Answer...whatever the teleprompter tells him to say!! HA

amoalf said...

If everyone lived like I did it would take 5.5 planet Earth's to support my lifestyle. Ot would also take 24.5 global acres of the earth's productive area. It would help if I would recycle at my house and not make so much trash but my family and I have never recycled at home. I can stop using so much trash though. LR

amoalf said...

It would take 3.9 planet Earth's to support everyone if they lived like me and 17.5 global acres and 18.1 tons of carbon dioxide. That's alot. I am thankful not all live like me. To be honest I beleive nothing will change the world will always have the "I'm not changing people" and the ones who just do not care. Life would be great if we lived like the "I am doing better" people. There is always room for hope.

amoalf said...

Well, well Goethe nice to see you back! I also have to admit that the 9.9 Earth's is the highest I think I have seen on the ecoquiz so far. Now that they are aware of it maybe some positive changes can be made to lower that number. As far as your Obama comment....I think a republican representative would think of the same solution to the over use of resources as they did for their health plan ideas. Die quickly!!!!

Goethe said...

In the words of a great South Carolinian...

"YOU LIE!!"

amoalf said...

In my first blog I said I would try to car pool and recycle but I probably won't recycle in my house just because I dont want to go through the trash and see what can be recycled. I would rather dump all my trash into one bag and get it over with. DJ

amoalf said...

To support my lifestyle we'd need 5.4 planet Earth's and 24.2 global acres. I know I shouldn't use so much electricity which is where most of my came from. But this is the 21st century and everyhting revolves around it. I could make sure lights are not turned on in my house when not needed. Also I couls stop watching TV in my bed and falling asleep and waking up 6 hours laterwith it still on. This quiz suggests I reduce the amount of animal products by half. I definitely am not doing that. I love meat too much and I eat it every meal so I won't be giving that up. This quizx was a good way to open my eyes, as well as everyone elses, to howe much resources we use up. I will continue to recycle and reduce the amount of electricity I use @ home, but that is all I'll be doing.
Anonymous

Tyler said...

According to the quiz, my lifestyle would require 5.5 earths. It also said I would need to cut down on my usage of electricity. I suppose that I could nip a bit of time off television or computer usage. And as almost everyone has said, recycle. I don't believe my lifestyle is too demanding on natural resources.

-Tyler Belcher

gm smoker said...

it says it would take 6.5 planet earths for everyone to live like me. Well looks like we better start exploring other planets lol jk. I think i could really cut down on electricty by turning lights off when no using them and start catching rides with people

amoalf said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 5.4 plants and 24 Global aces for me to live. This has really opened my eyes to the way i live but i have to say that it will be hard for me to change my ways but i will try.

Taylor Newton

amoalf said...

it said it would take 5.1 global earths to sustain my lifestyle, and 22.7 global acres. thats not to good. I need to start recycling more often. but u kno thats probably not going to happen because im pretty lazy.

amoalf said...

It would take 5.6 planets, 24.9 global acres and 27.3 tons of carbon monoxide to suppport my life stye. 1 suggestion that i was given was to reduce the amount of animal products I eat by half. Then their would be 645 million fewer global acres if every American did this.

It also said that in that case it would take 5 planets for every human being.

After i changed my diet and used less packaging my planets was reduced by 1 making it 4.6.

Superman

Buddy said...

it takes 4.8 earths if every one was like me and it needs 21.4 global acers im guessing this about average for americans from the way we live our lifes

amoalf said...

Buddy,
What are some changes you could make to help lower your score? Would you make any of these changes?
Ms. Stripling

amoalf said...

The quiz said that it would take 5.2 earths to keep everyone if everyone was just like me and 23 global acres that would be bad if everyone was like me.

amoalf said...

well josh we have about the same i dont understand how thay are still room on earth for people like you and me.

amoalf said...

well tripp you should say something becaus this is bad and all of us are over using the earth.

B-weezy said...

I took the test and got 4.9 earths. Most of the earth i was using was electricity based. I took steps toward using less electricity and cutting out the meat that i eat and my earth size only dropped to 4.3 earths. I could cut out some of the electricity i use, but i dont think eating meat has anything to do with the earth...what do you guys think about that?

Trisha said...

My footprint would take 4.6 Earths.
It would also take 20.4 global acres to support my life, most of which would come from energy. Those global arces would give off 21.5 tons of carbon dioxide. I can change my footprint by cutting my animal product usage by half and I could purchase products that use alot of packaging. By doing those thing I could reduce my footprint by 0.7 percent. My footprint would go from 4.6 to 3.9!

I know one thing I could to to reduce the power, is to cut off my air conditioner when I don't need it. On the other hand, it wouldn't be too good for my family because we don't have central air.

I need to work on "being green."
Also, I love my Marine Science class. It helps me ponder about the future of the Earth.

Thanks for reading.
Trisha Rhymer 8-24-10

iKiNG. said...

If everyone lived like me, it would take 4.6 earths and 20.3 global acres of Earth's productive area. I could lower that by changing my diet and recycling habits and such, but I don't see myself doing that just out of laziness. I'm addicted to the way I live, but would try to influence my children to preserve earth's resources and to live a more stable lifestyle.

Also, like Tyler Belcher said earlier I don't believe my lifestyle to be too demanding on natural resources.

amoalf said...

I got 3.9 planets and 17.1 global aceres, most of witch is for energy land. It also says 51% of my footprint is for services. i could use less packaged food and eat more local grown foods.

Goethe said...
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amoalf said...

Goethe,
Would you mind reposting that last comment. It was really good just a tad bit harsh.
Ms. Stripling

Goethe said...

Alright,

iKing...you seem to contradict yourself when you reported that it would take 4.6 earths to support your lifestyle and then you state that your lifestyle is not too demanding. I think that by definition if you score more than 1.0 earths, YOUR LIFESTYLE IS TOO DEMANDING.

I believe that this is called the Frontier Ethic, right? Consume Consume Consume without thinking of tomorrow.

Also, why would your children do any differently than your example teaches them?

-Goethe

amoalf said...

When they said I would need 4.7 earths to live I would probably change how my lifestyle is. By changing how much energy or sources that I use all the time, it would make the earth or my lifestyle better. It also takes 21.1 global acres of Earth's productive acres to support my lifestyle on Earth. Including land for energy, crop grazing for animals and others. I would give less land so I would be able to support my lifestyle. I also take up 20.7 tons of the Earth's carbon dioxide.
Emma

amoalf said...

gm smoker,
Yes useing less electrcity would help, but you can also use less pakaging in your foods and eat alitle more local grown foods.

amoalf said...

J
We cant just go and start feasting on all the cows and chickens because if thats all we eat they would be extinct in no time. And like u said we cant grow food everywhere so we need to take better care of the land around us so we can grow food for us and the animals.

Trisha said...

I meant by not using alot of packaged food.

amoalf said...

apperently according to the test it would take 8.1 global hectarea to support my life style. my consumption would require a total of 9.9 football feilds. i have learned tht wht i do will affect the stuf around me. and as it says it is true. but i could be able to cut my ecological footprint by eating less meat, go shopping at at a local foot market, and dont eat so much food that can be reused.

some other ways ways i could lower my footprint is too use public transit, carpool ride a bike, or walk. i could also reduce my house energgy by turning down the thermostat when i go to sleep at night, use more energy effienct bulbs and insulaton and draft proofing.

by doing all this i am consurving the earths energy and being able to make it a better place and making our life here last a little while longer on earth.

Sincerly,
Chance , AKA Say It With Yo Chest!!!!!

iKiNG. said...

Goethe, I believe that my lifestyle isn't that demanding on Earth's resources because all I do is sit around in my house. I rarely drive anywhere, I almost never eat meat, and I use far less electricity than anyone in my family. The majority of my score came from the fact that I generate trash, eat some processed foods, and live in a free-standing house.

I don't, "Consume, consume, consume," I simply coast through life. And to respond to your question about me teaching my kids, I'll show them what I'm doing wrong so that they may learn from my mistakes ;D

-iKiNG

B-weezy said...

iking, i agree with you when you said that you would teach your kids to "do as i say, not as i do." i believe that's completely normal to do. That is what my parents did with me and i dont think i turned out horrible.Yes, i drive a lot of places and eat meat, but isn't this the lifestyle we have aquired as the "Amercian Way?" What are we to do afterall when it's what we are accustomed to?

iKiNG. said...

B-Weezy, the, "American Way" that you're speaking of is the Frontier Ethic and is not necessarily a good thing. Just because we are accustomed to it doesn't mean that it is right. But I'm glad that you agree with the way I plan on raising my kids. :D

B-weezy said...

To the class, I apologize for my misuse of "I". It was a common grammatical error. I must have confused this blog for Facebook. :)

iKiNG,
Yes i realize that this Frontier Ethic is not the best thing for people to do, but it's sometimes hard to give up things that we are so used to doing. In a way some people ask too much of us to give up, things that would change our way of living. For instance, not driving would cause people to have to walk great distances sometimes to get to where they need to be, which would take hours. I would, however, give up little things like meat consumption and electricity use.

amoalf said...

Hello my fellow students!! I would like to share some facts with you about how I treat our wounderful planet.

It told me that it would take 4.2 planets if everyone lived like me. It also would take 18.8 acres. It said that I need to eat less processed food. I'm sorry planet earth but thats not going to happen, but I would try to cut down on how much electrity I use around the house.

Thanks for listening,

--BIG DOG!!!

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Andrea Hall said...

The quiz said it would take 6.3 earths if everyone lived like me, and it suggested i reduce the amount of meat i eat by half.I personally think that if the population is constantly growing and we are so overpopulated, then we might as well eat some of these tasty animals up so people have more room to live. Im not anti animal by any means, or am I for overpopulation but people are more important than animals. On the otherhand, myself and others could choose to share some of these delicous animals with people who are less fortunate than us.

Andrea Hall said...

IKING, You said you would do little things like using less energy, but how are you going to do that when you play video games all the time?

B-wezzy, You are right when you say that eating processed food and driving alot is the life style Americans are accustomed to. So therefore, its not our fought since we have been raised like this. It's actually the generations before us, who are supposedly so much better thans us, faught.

Anonymous, I agree with you when you said you should stop falling asleep with the t.v on and wakeing up with it still on 6 hours later. I do the same and I could see how that would use uneccesary electricity.

p.s. I find it ironic that we are being encourgaged to conserve electricty, but yet we have to get on the internet and blog about it, which uses electricty.

amoalf said...

BIG DOG
if u cut back on ur processed food just a little but not all of it you can still help the earth, by showing that you care about how the earth is for our children.You can still cut back the electricity even though your cutting back on processed food.

Emma

amoalf said...

Andrea
If you start eating all the animals then they will start to become extinct and then there will be none left for when you need it later on.

Emma

amoalf said...

It said that it would take 6.1 Planet Earths to provide enough resources if everyone lived like I did. It takes 27.3 global acres of the Earth's productive area. It also said that if I pledged to reduce the amount of animal products i eat by half by we would use 645 million fewer global acres an acre that could cover 484 million football fields.

I agree with what J. Blanton said on Sept. 10 2008. If we consider the more healthier lifestyles for us to live instead of just worrying about the materialism then we could better the planet for future generations and for our generation as well.

Savannah

B-weezy said...

Savannah, I agree with what you said about the materialism thing. Some of the materials we use, such as plastic, could be minimized so that use of materials and our planet could be changed. The more product we make and use, the more product that ends up in dumpsters at the end of the day. Many things are not biodegradable, therefore they will be on this planet longer than any human. Also, if we cut down on production of plastics and other materials, the space used for these factories could be reused into something better or more productive.<3

amoalf said...

If everyone lived like me, we would need 4.2 earths to provide enough resources. It also said that it would take 18.7 global acres of the Earth's productive area to support my lifestyle. It suggested that I purchase products that use less packaging or products that are made out of 100% post-consumer recycled content material.


Savannah, do you plan to reduce the amount of animal products you eat?

I agree with what B-weezy said. I don't think that eating meat has anything to do with the earth..


-ChickenLover

Andrea Hall said...

Emma, Thanks for the advice, but I think the animal's population rate is fast enough to where my eating meat does not decrease their population.

Brandon said...

The quiz said it would take 4.6 planets. It also said that it would take 20.5 global acres to support my lifestyle. The most important thing I could cut down on would be energy. When I walk out of a room I can cut the life off or when its really cold cut the fan off, there are so many ways I could cut down on energy.

Brandon said...

It also said that I make 19.4 tons of carbon dioxide.

Margezl I agree with you 100% because we should cut down on transpration. Many people want to drive to school and everywhere else, why not just carpool. :)

Jennay! you didn't give much information for us to learn more about the way you live. What do you need to cut down on? What do you use the most?

amoalf said...

I took the quiz and it said that I would use 5-4 planets based on my daily lifestyle. Some ways for me to help make a diffrence would be to cut back on the food I eat like meats and vegetables. It also said I would use 24.1 global acres so I should cut back on my vegetables since that uses all the land to grow the produce.
-kalyn churchill :]

amoalf said...

Dear Andrea,
I agree with you on eating meats because if people like me and you didnt eat meats then the animal population would be over popluated and that would be bad. So really we are doing the world a favor and the animals by eating meats. For example if we ate a deer then really we would be helping out the other deer friends because there would be more food, shelter and water for them and they wouldnt have to worry about starving from there being so many other deers to compete with.
-kalyn churchill :]

amoalf said...

Dear BIG DOG,
You should consider cutting back on electricity. It really makes a huge diffrence even by just unpulgging your cell phone charger when your not using it. Or unpulgging a blowdryer. Little things can go a long way! :]
-kalyn :]

sdc864 said...

If everyone lived like me, it would take 5.9 earths to sustain our life. This was primarily because of the amount of energy that I use. I agree with most of you that this is not a very sustainable way to live, but as with most of us, I probably wont change it in the near future.

I believe that I could reduce my number by doing simple things like cutting off the lights when I'm not in the room, turning the water off when I brush my teeth, and even driving a little less.

sdc864 said...

I agree 100% with iKing in teaching my kids to live a greener life than I am living right now, but since I am accustomed to the way I live, I probably won't be changing anytime soon. Plus I believe that in time, technology can help us with that. Examples would be things like cars with much better gas mileage than we have right now and factories that produce less amounts of harmful emissons.

amoalf said...

It takes me 6.1 Earth's to survive. It would not be a good idea for someone to be like me because i need ot be more efficient on what I do.
The helper

amoalf said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 6.2 earths to provide enough reasources and it would take 27.6 global acres of the earths productive area to support my lifestyle. It also said that if I pledged to reduce the amount of animal-products I currently eat by half we'd use 645 million fewer global acres.

I agree with Savannah and J.Blanton on that if we consider living a more healthier lifestyle rather than worrying about the materialism then we could better our planet for the future.

ChickenLover, do you plan on purchasing products that use less packaging?

-Courtney

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amoalf said...

Chicken-dy Lover,
Chicken-dy Doo.
I love chicken.
How about you?

amoalf said...

Chicken Lover, Yes I do plan on to reduce the amount of animal products I eat. I am going to try to eat more foods that are locally grown as in fresh vegetables and fruits!!
Chicken Lover, do you plan on purchasing products that use less packaging or products that are made out of 100% post-consumer recycled content material? If so, how do you plan on making this change in your lifestyle?

Savannah :)

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amoalf said...

Savannah, no I don't plan on purchasing products that use less packaging or products that are made out of 100% post-consumer recycled content material. :)

Myles Suber said...

The website said that it would take 4.3 earths to support my kind of lifestyle. And it would take 19.3 global acres of earths productive area. Most of my ecological footprint is services. I could stop eating meat soo much to help the enviroment but i honestly dont think that would help. So I would have to say i could cut back alot on electricity and water. I totally agree with Andrea when she said "I think the animal's population rate is fast enough to where my eating meat does not decrease their population".

P.S. CALL ME HAHAHAHAHA "suicide i no you like that and i put my name haha"

But on the serious note to alana marie i would have to say only using less on a car wouldnt do a much as you would need to help the earth{just my opionin).

amoalf said...

Savannah,

I do agree with you about eating healthier. It would help the earth alot and it would also help yourself. I plan on doing that myself so i can get that great body and also help the beautiful earth with live on:)

-BIG DOG

amoalf said...

Myles Suber,

I agree 100% with you on about eating animals. Some animals are way over populated but i also think that we should eat healthier so we can help the earth out to. You have to have some greens in your diet:).

I want to make a comment on the transportaion thing. I know the smart car is good on gas and is good for the earth but that thing is not saft AT ALL!! If someone gets in a wreack in that thing they will not make it. It's way to small and not saft for children either.(just a thought i wanted to throw out there)

ps.. Myles Suber. YOU CAN'T DUNK!!

amoalf said...

last blog was -BIG DOG

sdc864 said...

I agree with Andrea when she said the animals reproduction rate was high enough to keep up with the rate in which we consume meat. God put the animals on the earth for humans and other animals to consume. This keeps the animal population in balance.

amoalf said...

It said that it would take 5.4 earths to support my lifestyle. It also said that it would take 24.2 global acres to support my lifestyle.

--BAMA..

amoalf said...

It said that it would take 6.3 earths to support my lifestyle. It also said that it would take 28.1 global earths to support my lifestyle. If everyone lived like me then the earth would be a bad place.


--Shipley--

amoalf said...

Myles,

I totally agree with you about the eating the meat whenever you want to because the animal population is increasing..

--Bama..

amoalf said...

Taylor,

I agree with you about God not giving us earth to destroy. But we have to cherish it and make it better for ourselves and our next generation.

--BAma..

amoalf said...

J.Blanton,

I agree with you about use having to conserve our natural resources and eat healthier food to make the earth a better place for our next generation.

--Shipley--

amoalf said...

Jlowe,

If it was the meat that was a big part of the reason why you had the 3.3 earths then you need to cut back on some of the fmeat products you eat.


--Shipley--

amoalf said...

It said it would take 6.3 planet earth's which is 27.9 global acres. It says that I need to reduce the amout of meat I eat by half. It would drop the amount of planet earth's to 5.6.

amoalf said...

chicken lover, i love chicken too! It's my favorite food so it's hard to cut down on the amount.

bb :)

amoalf said...

I agree with Andrea. I think the animals produce enough that we can contuine to eat as much as we want and it will be okay.
bb :)

JAKEE B said...

it would take 7.1 planet Earths to support my lifestyle and 31.8 global acres. Now I think thats rather high but what can I say, I'm high maintenance. I eat alot of meat and processed foods because I'm fat, I can't help it :p HAHA. I drive contantly and fly occasionly.

I reckon I could just become aneorexic and walk everywhere I go. But no, I don't believe I'm going to do that.

And Bama I agree with you and Myles, i think that if there weren't so many gluttonous people on the Earth then the animals could produce enough for us to live on and eat for a while.

JAKEE! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

JAKEE B said...

I'm definately agreeing with bb on the chicken. Pardon me for growing up in the south and having your grandma deep fry you some good chicken every sunday. That and them steaks I just can't give up. I'm going to have to apologize to the Earth on that one because thats something I'll never be able to give up!!!

JAKEE B said...

And from a religious stand point... My pops is a preacher so I've been in church all my life and I know everybody has their own interpretations of the bible and no one will agree on everything, but my personal belief is that God created this Earth and put all the supplies on it we need. He won't let us destroy the Earth, i believe he'll come back before that happens.

And I'm not trying to make anybody mad. I'm not shoving my opinion down anyone's throat and I'm not trying to sway your beliefs by any means. Just telling my personal perspective behind it all :) :)

JAKEEE
AAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

amoalf said...

It would take 6.8 planets to provide enough resources for me. Also it says it takes 30.2 global acres of the earths productive area to support my lifestyle.

Magic

amoalf said...

Jake Bryant,

I agree with you and eating a bunch of meat, because I like it myself. But we both could eat less.

Magic

amoalf said...

Myles Suber

Im down with you on the cutting down on electricity. I could use less when im not reading at home or something. But i know it would still be a factor.

amoalf said...

T.O

I took my test and when it came back I had 5.4 earth then I had 24 global acres it just support my life and make me fell better

Ron Bridges

amoalf said...

T.O
I agree Jake I can stop eating meat and it hard to do that but Grant, Myles, amd Jake need to get on what im on playboys aaaaahhhhhhhhh

amoalf said...

T.O

I agree wuth bb I love chicken I cant stop eatting it but if we do we would saved one or two a day

amoalf said...

BT says,
It would take me 6.3 earth's to support the Brook T clan. We would take up 27.8 of the Earth's productive area. The quiz suggests that I eat less produced food. But if we stop eating meat then the animal population might increase a little to fast. We could all start hunting our own meat, but thats not me so I beleive I would help the environment in other ways.

J blanton, Sept 10th 2008, had a good idea when he said we should eat healthier. Then we would not completley stop eating meat but it would slow it down. This would cause the need for animals to decrease and that would cause the need for farm land to decrease.

After reading all of these comments I see that nobody uses just one Earth. So I see it this way, if everyone is living their lives this way we need to chill out. Yes we need to treat Earth better but like our bodies she will heal.


An Goethe needs to grow up and stop commenting on this blog. It is too late to get any extra credit.

Goethe said...

Well BT...considering that there were 38 posts on Thursday and Friday last week...and none after that until your little masterpiece..I am thinking you are the one who posted after the due date..Are you trying to get extra credit?

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