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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simon said...

This is kind of impossible to believe but I actually made 3.8 earths. To support my lifestyle it would take 16.9 global acres of the world’s productive area. My question is this, how can I bring this number down. I could possibly reduce my diet and hope for a better world. On the other hand if everyone had 3.8 Earths we could possibly increase our chances of preserving our environment. (Considering the fact that 3.8 is relatively low). Lets not forget that 3rd world nations live in poverty.

simon said...

-BIG DOG,
personally I think it is not the question of eating healthy, its of how much we eat.

-VIC

simon said...

You know 1Harley, I think that was all big talk. Considering the fact that you had 6.4 earths and just got a prius, I conclude that Mrs. Stripling finally got to you. But if you got the prius to save money, then I don’t care, your quote, not mine.
-VIC-
LOL

Rusty said...

I took the quiz and it said that it would take 5.5 panet Earths to provide enough resorses for me.

Rusty said...

Simon i think you cheated the quiz cause there is no way that you got that little on the quiz. What im saying is go back an be honest on the quiz lol

amoalf said...

I took the quize and it said that it would take 6 earths. It said that it would take 26 global acers to support my lifestyle. It said that if I would cut out on some of the meats and the electricity my lifestyle would be alot better for this world.
Tyler

amoalf said...

Simon
I think that if you can have that kind of a life style like you say you have and you saying you could reduse your diet. I personaly think you are one person who alot of people need to look up to.
Tyler

amoalf said...

Simon
I think that if you can have that kind of a life style like you say you have and you saying you could reduse your diet. I personaly think you are one person who alot of people need to look up to.
Tyler

amoalf said...

1Harly that is a pretty good bit of worlds there lol maby sense you have Mrs. Stripling maby your ways will change alittle. I know i use 6 earths but im working on that lol.
Tyler

amoalf said...

I take up 5.4 earths. I htink i could help reduce this by recycleing. My family doesnt recycle at all.
We use alot of electricty, so we could reduce some of that useage.
Billie Hedden

amoalf said...

My quiz came out to say that it would take me 4 earths to provide services. So I have lots to work on to make it lesser earths. It would also take 17.7 acres of Earth productive area. Which means 17.7 tons of carbon dioxide. I think if I drive less and watch what I eat it will make a difference in the way ...I live today. I do good on my recycling and if I save more boxes I will do better. It shouldn't take me that many earths. So now I know what to watch as far as my living style.

-Adrian P.

amoalf said...

Billie Hedden, I agree with your blog. We all should recycle and cut down on our electricity. Money isn't coming the way we want it and times are getting harder. It will help out earth and our pockets

-Adrian P.

Billy said...

It will take 4.4 Earth's, 19.5 global acres. I use more services and energy land. However, I believe in order to live on Earth you need more than food, shelter, and water. How do you get these things now-a-days? Work. With work comes transportation. The government can say they will "take care of you" but I highly doubt, better yet, I know that they will not walk to every person's home and provide them with food and water. It is impossible to have every human on the Earth to rid of technology and live (for ex. Amish)...just like it is "impossible to go to the center of the Earth."

-Billy

amoalf said...

Help me

Tommy_Boy said...

It told me that it would take 5 planet earths if everyone lived like me. 22.4 global acres of land and 23.4 tons of Carbon Dioxide. I honestly would not have thought that. I thought just about everyone lived that way anyways. At least around here...We obviously need to find a way for humans, nature, and the earth to co-exist. Something that can benefit the earth without slowing down our advances as a human race.
-Tommy Robbins

amoalf said...

Hi all,
This is Ms. Stripling and I sent "help me" earlier as a test. Tommy I wanted to respond to your comment. I was really impressed when you said "Something that can benefit the earth without slowing down our advances as a human race" because is that not really the crux of the whole matter. We all want to have our cake and eat it to as the old saying goes. Good Job!!

cheyenne said...

For my lifestyle it would take 5.1 earths and 22.8 global acres to support. Sounds about right I guess but I dont really know anything to do to change my ways rather that tellin everyone else how.

K.park said...

The quiz said that it would take 4.4 earths if everyone lived like me and well that is a scary thought. I'm just glad that not everyone lives like me and I'm sry I'm not more green(eco friendly). For my lifestyle it would take 19.6 of earths productive area. I just dont see how both can be so much I always thought I was pretty green, but these numbers have me thinking. I mean I recyle at home and I try my best to be green, but there is only so much i can do. For example its not like I can just go out and buy a new green car or anything. Trust me if i had the funds I would. I think that is one of the problems with the world, not enough funds to make a difference. Plus everyone today is to lazy to do something about it. People are just not brought up living green so they are not green. Even my own family is not really a green family and its as if RECYLE is a forgin language sometimes or something but I am proud to say thay they are actually trying and one day I hope it becomes natural to them. Some people say that if we would eat better it would make the world a greener place. well I dont really get that statment it is stupid its not going to cut down on the amount of food we use up the only way in my opion we can save our food "supply" is to eat less.

Goethe said...

K.Park,

I think people mean eating more natural foods without all the processed ingredients. Also, if you eat produce grown locally then you do not require food to be shipped from California or whatever. This cuts down on fuel consumption and emissions from the trucking industgry.

Don't forget...there is a tax credit if you purchase a hybrid vehicle!!

Living_Dead_Girl said...

WOW! i got 4.7 Earths...thats alot...i never thought that i had such a bad impact on the earth...It scares the living crap out of me knowing that if everyone on earth lived like me we would need that much. I thought that i was a pretty green person and i thought that i was doin good but gosh...that sucks...OH BTW this is Tiffany :P

C-HOP said...

I do not believe that we are messing up our earth. I feel that it is put in our minds that we are. we are told that we are killing the planet but are any of you scientist? probably not, so you do not actually know what is going on you just know what politics want you to know. In my opinion saying that we are running out of oil is said so prices can go up. I mean sure we are somewhat running out but I do not believe it will happen anytime soon. even if it is happening we will have other means to make our world function by the time it happened. I think it is very funny when people say we are running low on food and fresh water because we are not at all. the united states alone produces enough food to feed half of the world. and all the crops that we just let go to waste could be used for so much other stuff. it could be used as fuels, fertilizer, and many other things. we waste all excess crops just so we do not have to pay to pay people to give it away. People just want to make money. It is way cheaper for them to destroy extras than to give it away, sell it cheaper, or use it for other things. we can use natural gases such as methane to run generators that could be used on tractors. we would make natural N2 fertilizers with just sun, water and air. our world has plenty of water we just need means to purify it to a drinking state which could be done by sun or wind and not use resources. and we could feed many other people by eating just grass fed animals and not grain/chemical fed ones.these problems are not because we do not have the technology it is because of politics where big business, corrupt politicians do not allow us to come up with solutions because they want all the money and all the power even if billions die.

Thank you for taking your time to read this. ~Chad Hopper~

@-->- bby rose said...

I took the quiz and it told me that if everyone in the world lived the way I do it would take 4.9 earths to sustain my lifestyle. Even if I reduced the amount of animal products I consume by half AND purchase products that use less packaging or were made out of 100% post- consumer recycled content material that number would only reduce to exactly 4 earths. Thats pretty bad since that would be changing the way I live completely. Even though I am aware of the earth around me I still don't think I will change. Like Mrs. Stripling said Americans do not function well when it comes to change and I am your typical American. I realize what is becoming of this world and I also realize what can happen in the next 50 years or so but I do not see myself changing, atleast not at the moment. Cheyenne how exactly can you tell someone else how to be more sustainable if you say yourself that you dont know how to change your own way of living. It seemed to me that you contradicted yourself. Tommy_Boy I completely agree with you when you said, "We obviously need to find a way for humans, nature, and the earth to co-exist" even though I did say earlier that I do not think I will change it does not mean someone should not try. I believe it will be awhile before someone gets out of their frontier way of life to accomplish this but hey trying never hurt anyone.

amoalf said...

To BBY rose,
Good comments and you are right it never hurts anyone to try. So with that in mind....can you think of one simple thing you might do that could make the world more sustainable. I added this link for anyone looking for simple things to do that will not be to painful.
http://www.50waystohelp.com/

Ms. Stripling

amoalf said...

Hi Chad,
I was really interested to read what you had to say. I myself can only attest to what I have seen of planet destruction myself. I have seen seen thousands of miles of desert from Panama to Mexico where Rainforests once stood. I have seen a river catch on fire from the pollution in its waters. I have seen hundreds of families chasing trucks with their plastic containers trying to catch up to the fresh water truck. This is their daily life because all the water sources are too polluted to drink. I could go on but you get the point. I am not a scientist in the classical sense but there is nothing better than real life experience sometimes. I imagine it is hard to understand the devestation if you have not experienced it and I hope you never have too.

When you start thinking conspiracy theories .....conspiracies like you mentioned only happen because people let them happen. Although along that line I wonder if the gas and combustion car companies really have been buying up all the engine technology that is not oil based so they never have competition. I thought I would throw out a conspiracy I heard once.
Ms. Stripling

amoalf said...

Hi Tiffany,
You are actually not that high when compared to some but as I mentioned to BBY Rose there is a link that shows some really simple things you can do to make sustainable changes.
http://www.50waystohelp.com/
Ms. Stripling

C-HOP said...

mrs stripling,
I agree with your statment and i did not contradict anything that you stated. I simply said that our resources are not going away. and I was saying that politics are the one controlling how things work. I do believe all the things like planet destruction. but I do not believe that we are running out of resources. also in my opinion history repeats its self. I think that one day we will destroy our world as we know it and it will restart so to say. most of humans will die and society will have to start over rebuilding. I believe this has happened to us before. but getting back on track, I said that our resources are not depleting like we are being told. I know we are destroying our world and I was not saying that it was not happening. we can create eco-friendly technology to fix our problems or at least slow them down. Our goverment just want allow it. the more we can use the earth to keep itself going the less money they make.
~Chad Hopper~

Living_Dead_Girl said...

LOL Mrs. Stripling i love #17 on that list it made me giggle

Clint said...

The quiz told me that it would take 4.4 earths if everyone lived as if do. I do belive that my answers to the questions generate differently during the Spring, Summer months. During the summer I drive more and I uses more product that me and my family grow most of the vegitables that we eat or we fet our eggs from friends and such. Should I retake the quiz again and act a is if it were the Spring/Summer.

~Clint Cooper~

Clint said...

Chad I like your comment. I feel the same way with many things about the resources. But about the scientist not being scientist id ont understand man. If God didnt give the Scientist science as we know it how. Also about the oil part in which I do agree with you have they drilled everywhere. Also something to think about when the oil spilled happened that was alot of oil.

Living_Dead_Girl said...

last week i saw somewhere that 49 of the 50 starts and i wonder if thats ever happened before..and the fact that we haven't been in school for a while makes me feel stupider...staying in my house and not being able to go anywhere has driven me crazy...i think i gave cabin fever..stuck in one place for a long time causes mass hysteria. like the other day i could have sworn that there was a serial killer in my house...and this is why i now hate snow..

Dylan said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 9.1 earths. I must have done something right since last year considering it said it would take 9.8 earths, although i have no idea what i did right. obviously we dont have 9 earths and some would say that i should change how i live, though it will not happen, i know i have bad habits, im not ignorant, and some would say thats worse, knowing what im doing is "wrong", i want to know who got to decide whats right and wrong on that. its really messed up that someone can walk up and say that because im not living my life "green" that im living it wrong. anyways i dont plan on going "green" anytime soon, i like giving people something to complain about.(people being tree huggers)

Dylan said...

Chad,

i like what you said about we are going to destroy our world. though i disagree that its happened before. but i fully agree that the government doesnt give us information. and its because they dont want you to know. in my personal opinion theres alot that the government doesnt tell, heck we dont hardly get told anything. its all mostly hush hush operations that they dont want the people to know about. like oil, we have enough oil for 50 years max, yeah sure for all you know. they probably have enough for hundreds of years

Goethe said...

Attaboy Dylan!! Remember, trees are a crop.

robert said...

It took seven earth to support my lifestyle

robert said...

It took seven earth to support my lifestyle

nick said...

It said that it would take 4.3 earths for me. I believe this number would increase after wrestling season. I consume way more food during the off season of wrestling. I believe that the earth is fine the way it is right now as long as the resourses do not run out in my lifetime or in my childrens lifetime. I could live healthier and recycle more but I don't think that I will any time soon. Sorry bout my spelling but i tried my best..
NICK

whitwhit6168 said...

It would take 4.3 planets to live like me... I could have changed the results if I lived mroe "greener"... I also tend to waste alot instead of recycling paper and other products. Sometimes i would be walking along the road with a bottle and just throw it on the ground or riding in a car and throw trash outside... I guess all of you can tell that i am a litterbug!!! I will ,from now on, stop and think before i throw the cups on the ground.!!! so... yeah i dont know what else to say.. so goodbye

whitwhit6168 said...

Livin_Dead_girl..

i understand what you mean because i never knew i was having a big impact on this earth and to find that it is a NEGATIVE one.. just breaks my poor little heart :-)!!!

whitwhit6168 said...

SIMON...
i agree with you... it is actually how much you eat because if we were to shorten our portions down then we would be better.. ALso, if we were to stop packing our plates with more food then we really are going to eat, then we would be better because the only thing we ever do is waste food.. I have noticed this because I also do it and yes i do need to practice what i preach so maybe i will start changing.

whitwhit6168 said...

Nick...
what about your grand children??? My personal opinion is that the earth is not doing so good right now.. From the oil spills to the pollution from cars that we drive everyday. I think that it will be very hard to go green and people like you will probably not be able to go green or really wouldn't like it if we went green..

Ardito said...

According to the quiz, it would take 5.7 earths (25.4 global acres)to support my lifestyle. I'm not very suprised by my quiz results, scimming through the comments I can see that most people had results that were pretty similar to mine. I honestly haven't put much thought into changing my lifestyle, not even after taking the quiz. It's not so much that I don't care about our resources as much as the fact that I'm very complacent when it comes to my lifestyle(as i'm sure most americans are). I wouldn't even have known that most americans are living unsustainable lifestyles unless the media or some other source of information told me. This (in my opinion) is the real problem. Americans are very detached from their resources. Most of us don't know where our food comes from, or our energy. I think the only way americans are going to change their way of life is if they see for themselves the consequences of putting too much strain on their environment.
-Michael Ardito

amoalf said...

Hi Michael,
You are so right. Most of us do not know anything about where our food comes from. If we did would it really make that much difference? I wonder.
Ms. Stripling

amoalf said...

Whit,
I like your comments and I wonder if you have noticed that sign in front of the nurses office on her door. I could learn some lessons fromt hat.
Ms. Stripling

amoalf said...

this is matthew maybe i showed eat less meat and eat fruit

If God didn't mean for us to eat hamburger, he should have made cows harder to catch. You don't hear of people eating cheetah burgers, do you?" - Kathleen Madigan

amoalf said...

this is matthew again It would take 4.8 planents to support me
22.2 tons of carbon dioxide

41% of services

it said ''i should reduce the household trash''. i can do that :)

amoalf said...

this is a test

Yuriy said...

The game told me that it would take 4.4 earths to support my lifestyle.
I think that's pretty good compared to other people.I don't see why why the government and gas companies to get normal people to pay for gas when they pup the oil out of the earth for free and don't do anything for the earth in return.

nick said...

K. Park everyone knows nothing in life are free. But u can possibly watch what you eat and you could car pull more. No one said it would be easy to be more sustainable but all you gotta do is think a little harder on the consiquences when doing some of the stuff you do.

nick said...

Yuiry...
I agree with you.The government don't do their part in saving the earth as much as us. I think that since all the government is making such a big deal about polution why dont they do more to help out. All they do is worry bout money and the economy it scemes to me that they could care less about the environment.

amoalf said...

I took the quiz and it would take 5.9 earths if everyone lived the way I did. I am a christian so in light of what Mrs. Strippling has taught I am convicted of my quiz score for a few reasons. For one, how is it my right to destroy what God created? In Genesis it says that God gave man dominion over the earth. Despite what some believe, that does not mean that it is ours to do as we please with it. That actually means the opposite. A king has dominion over a nation. Does that mean that their his people and he can do what he wishes with them? No, it actually means that it is his job to care for them. The Bible also says that nature displays God's glory. That shows that God created nature with a purpose in mind. That purpose was not to watch me destroy it. But what really gets me most is that polluting the earth effects others. What Mrs. Stripling said about the families chasing water trucks struck a chord with me. You don't really hear about that kind of stuff when it comes to pollution. To me that should be the reason to stop polluting. Not because the sky is pretty and I want to make sure it stays that way. But because pollution hurts and kills people. I guess it's hard to understand that the world dosn't lie between california and new york. I don't want to live differently because I don't understand that no matter what I do it will effect someone else. Even if I don't do anything. Especially if I don't do anything.
If I could understand that my actions could save a life, maybe living different would be worth it. I wonder if I would have to watch my baby die from lack of clean water if it would be worth it then.
This song sums up what I want to say.

Save me save me
From the kingdom of comfort where I am king
From my unhealthy lust of material things

I built myself a happy home
In my palace on my own
My castle falling in the sand
Pull me out, please grab my hand
I just forgot where I came from

Save me save me
From the kingdom of comfort where I am king
From my unhealthy lust of material things


I rob myself of innocence
With the poison of indifference
I buy my stuff at any cost
A couple of clicks and I pay the price
Coz what I gain is someone else's loss

Save me save me
From the kingdom of comfort where I am king
From my unhealthy lust of material things

Save me save me
From the kingdom of comfort where I am king
To this kingdom of heaven where you are king

Stephanie said...

When I took the quiz it said that it takes 4.3 earths to support my life style. But I feel that number would go down a little over the summer. Because over the summer I dont have to travel 6 or 7 miles to school 5 days a week. During the summer I usually car pool with my friends instead of taking diffrent cars. So I do feel that my number decrease by a little but not a whole lot to make a huge diffrence. Theres a lot of things that I could change in my life style to better the earth. By taking this class, the quiz and reading what everyone has to say I really want to make changes in my life to better the earth.

amoalf said...

To amoalf,
A very thoughtful post and I like the song lyrics. Look back at old posts between me and Goethe and you will see a discussion we had about the very thing you are discussing. I would love your thoughts on what we said.
Ms. Stripling

Stephanie said...

I agree with Nick when he says that nobody said being sustainable would be easy. If it was easy more people would be more open to be more sustainable. After doing things a certain way for a long time its hard to change your ways, and most people dont care enough to change.

amoalf said...

Okay, so for me it would take 4.9 earths for just me to live. I think thats kind of bad but Mrs. Stripling so that it was not that bad compaired to some people so that makes me feel better. I could cut back on meat and my trash a little. I will be more likely to cut back on trash than my meat. i cannot remember how many global acres it would take but i think it was around 20 to support my lifestyle. Jennay your 5.5 global earths are not that bad. Im sure that there are plenty of other people that live was worse than you do. =D Januiva it would take 6.7 earth for you to live your lifestyle. Wow thats alot but it sounds like a normal American. if i was you i really wouldnt worrie to much about it.

mmpittbull said...

Well I would need 7.2 planet earths to provide enough resources for me. I think that is a little to much. The biggest resource that I need is mobility.Maybe with the price of gas at almost $3.00 a gal, this could be a good place to start. Does anyone do car pooling? The smallest was my shelter,go figure that? Services was my second. I know there is ways to cut back on certain things. Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do? It is hard to break habits.It would take a lot more people, than just me to make a bigger difference to the earth. We all need to take a step back and look at how we treat the earth, we would see that it has had a lot of damage done to it that we can't fix , but we can improve on. Look around and see what you can do to make you earth a better place to be.

mmpittbull said...

I would need 7.2 planet earths to provide me with the resources that I need I fell like this is a bit much. I had the highest in mobility. With the price of gas being almost $3.00 a gal this might be a good place to start. Does anyone car pool? The lowest was my shelter,go figure that one out. In second place was my services. Is that really all on me? The power has got so you would be better off going back to lanterns like in the old days. There are ways I know that I could cut back to make a little better for myself and the earth. It would take a lot more than just me to make the earth a little better. It has had so much damage done to it by us. Does anyone have any ideas on what to do to start fixing it? After this quiz I am going to try to make changes in the way I do things.

amoalf said...

In response to Goethe and amoalf,not quite sure if you guys agreed or disagreed but anyway I believe that the bottom line is that God has a purpose for creation. That creation is to glorify Him. He has a purpose behind it. Not that we can't use it for our benefit but protecting it is for our benefit. I also agree with J. Blanton that the earth is still God's. "The earth is the Lord's."-Psalms 24:1. God also sustains nature.In Matthew it says that God clothes the lillies and he feeds the birds. He takes care of them as should we. But all that is really secondary. Even if the Bible said nothing about how to treat nature, it wouldn't matter.The Bible does talk about how to treat others.In polluting my water I may be polluting someone else's as well. Like what Mrs. Stripling said about the families chasing the water trucks.This alone should be motivation for living life in a sustainable manner.

amoalf said...

Hi Pit bull
I know it is hard to make changes ..I have a hard time myself. I added this link so you could see some not so painful ways to make small changes that help in the long run.
http://www.50waystohelp.com/

Ms Stripling

amoalf said...

It would take 4.4 planet earths, 19.4 global acres of earths productive area, and 19.5 tons of carbon dioxide in order to supply my life style. From doing this quiz ive learned that if I would start doing little things such as eating less meat and eat more home grown vegi's. I could also recycle more instead of letting things go to the landfill.

amoalf said...

the quiz says it takes 4.3 earths to support my living but is that my fault? the way my genaration is brought up is to be wasteful believe it or not but its true. i try to conserve power and gas and i car pool all the time. i do try todo better with my life with earth but its the way i was raised. we take what we have for granted.
D.martin

Goethe said...

D.martin,

Great point about how you were raised. I believe that "the way you are raised" is not your fault. This is your parents/guardians responsibility. They are to be held accountable for your upbringing.

However, you are not off the hook. YOU are responsible for your own response. Now that you know how much your lifestyle "costs" the Earth, how will you respond? Will you make changes? Or will you continue to consume using the "frontier ethic" and then teach the next generation the same wasteful habits?

amoalf said...

when i took the quiz it said that if everyone lived like me it would take 5.4 earths. i think that most people come out with an answer like that and it isnt very bad. there are many different things that everyone could do to better our earth and things wouldnt be as bad as they are today. my personal opinion is that people will not change because many only think and care about themselves!

Rachel Campbell said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 5.1 Earths. I know that my habits have gotten a little better since I've been in Earth Science class. I hope it becomes habit for me to be more eco-friendly. It's going to be hard though, considering that my surroundings most of the time don't really support green-ness. I think that may be alot of the problem for people that want to change.. There are simply too many things that are anti-eco-friendly that are already set in our lives and people that are against change for us to make alot of progress at one time towards helping Earth.

-Rachel

amoalf said...

we need 5.1 planet earth's to live like me what i think we need to make the world better show that we care about each individual
Q

whitwhit6168 said...

When I took the quiz, it stated that it would take 10 earths to "handle" my lifestyle and that really opened my eyes bc I knew the way I was living was bad but not as bad. I plan on recycling more and eating less. Jayla Twitty

amoalf said...

This is a test.

bob marley said...

I took the test and it said to live my lifestyle it would take 25 acres and 5I earths. My top two most used is services and food... not anything close to want I was thinking.

bob marley said...

5* not 51

Kimberly Wilson said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 5.7 earths and 25.2 global acres to support my lifestyle. This really opened my eyes on more carefull I need to be while living on earth.

Kimberly Wilson said...

I am responding to Tommy Boy from Janurary 5, 2011. I think you are right we do need to find a way to help benefit the earth without slowing it down.

Kimberly Wilson said...

I am responding to Stephanie from Janurary 30, 2011. I think that it is great you want to change the earth!

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Daht Kid22 said...

i am responding to kimberly. I agree with you, its awesome that people want to change the way they do things

Daht Kid22 said...

I took the quiz and found out that it would take 6.6 earth's to provide enough resources. I think that i am somewhat normal as the average person but my big question is, is 6.6 a bad thing??? Considering the fact of the ecological footprint...

Daht Kid22 said...

i am responding to simon, i believe that is very possible. Keep it up

Haley Brown said...

IT takes 5-7 earths to support my lifestyle.

Haley Brown said...

I am commenting on what Dustin said I agree the we should cut back on the things we use to much and save engery and eat healtier.

nighthawk3194 said...

Hey class of Earth Science! Ahah! According to Ecological Footprint, it would take 6 earths of resources to support my lifestyle. I was thinking that it would have been more, but guess not. I could cut back on traveling and services though.

Karissa said...

If everyone lived like it would take 5 Earth's. This doesn't really surprise me However, it does make me want to conserve more.

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nighthawk3194 said...

I am commenting on whitwhit6168's statement from March 17, 2011. She said, she's planning on recycling more. I believe that my family and I should start recycling! We have never recycled before, but it would be good if we started.

nighthawk3194 said...

I agree with Billy's comment made on October 16, 2010. A lot of things we should cut back on, are also things we need. Like transportation. We have to go to work, to have food, water, and shelter. This is what helps us survive. Good thing, automotives are designing smart cars! Yeah!!!

Karissa said...

I'm responding to simon's post on September 7, 2010 5:25 PM. I agree with you. If You're simply eating healthy it might not be locally grown. If you get less of you would usually get it might help a little more. And maybe getting produce from local places. I'm not sure if any of that made sense..it sounded better in my head. hehe.

Karissa said...

I'm responding to Kimberly on August 23, 2011. This quiz has opened my eyes as well. I'm going to try to do a better job of conserving.

Nathan E. said...

For me it would take 5.9 earths to fulfill my lifestyle. I did not realize how many resources I am burning up and I need to change the way I live to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Nathan E. said...

In response to Simon on 9-7-11, Healthier eating, such as local produce, can benefit the environment. Processed foods that ship from thousands of miles do not.

Nathan E. said...

In response to Yuriy, it does cost the government money to pump oil out of the ground, but not nearly as much as they charge us at the gas stations. I do agree with the fact that they dont do their part in conserving the environment, although they try to get us to do so.

creid said...

It takes 6 earths to support my life style.. Thats pretty bad :) but honestly i do not plan on changing the way i live, i may start recycling more, but i have lived like this my whole life so im use to it.
-*Cerria R.

DLynnS said...

My ecological footprint was that we'd need 4.3 Planet Earths to provide enough resources for everyone, if everyone lived like me.

DLynnS said...

ecological footprint was that we'd need 4.3 Planet Earths to provide enough resources for everyone, if everyone lived like me.

DLynnS said...

My^

DLynnS said...

To Kimberly on August 23 and Karissa on August 25, this quiz has also opened my eyes and as much as I'd like to change my habits and make the earth better, I don't think I'd do it.

LilJesse said...

it would take 5.5 earths, and 24.7 global acres to support the population if everyone lived like me. Isn't sad that some have to suffer to support us!!! so sorry starving childern of africa you'll just have to wait until we live on moon, sad isn't it!! and isn't funny how you never see this on the news!?!?

LilJesse said...

to Cerria R on August 29, 2011 9:51 AM

I could not agree more but I do feel it is are responsibility to teach are kids to recycle, it may be to late for us but remember it's not to late for them!!!!

Anna M said...

If everyone lived like I did, it would take 5.5 earths to support us. I would change the way I get to school or how many miles I drive a day but, it cant be helped. I live too far away from everything to walk and when I go somewhere its because I need to not because I want to.

LilJesse said...

To Cheyenne on January 6, 2011 2:02 PM

The answer is easy teach your kids to recycle at an early age to back track from this horrible cycle that we in now come on our generation can do this!!!!!

Anna M said...

-Simon September 7, 2010

You really think it's impossible to believe it takes 3.8 earths to sustain your lifestyle? That's already atleast 2 earths less than 50% of the people that took this quiz!

Anna M said...

-LilJesse September 1, 2011

It is NEVER too late for us to start recycling. Better for us to start now and then teach our kids also. If we don't start and they don't see us recycling, whats going to make them want to recycle?

Goethe said...

Excellent point Anna M. It is never too late to start.

What is most amazing to me is how people can take the quiz...see that their own lifestyle wastes 4 or 5 earths( uh hello people...we only get one earth to play with)..and then those same people either say "I don't think I will change much but my kids will" or they say "I don't believe my lifestyle is that bad (even though I just scored 6 earths on the quiz...duh)".

Shae D. said...

When I took tha quiz it takes 6 earths to support my lifestyle & 26 global acres. I believe that if we as people educate the ones that has less knowleqe about whats going on things will probably change . Some people are not educated about what they do on a regular basic thats effecting the future of our earth. We cant be mad and point fingers at that ones that know whts going on all we can do is warn people about wats goin on in the world.

I aqree wit j. Blanton sept 10 2008
Because we really do need to take care are eath better than what we have been doing.

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xXN00bD3tr0yRXx said...

i got 4.8 earths it would take to suppport my lifestyle and 212.1 acres of the earth's productive area.Based on what the information gave me aparently i use more energy land than anything,(most of the rest were really low)I could possibly reduce this by using less electricity for things i use such as watching less tv.

-nathan hames

xXN00bD3tr0yRXx said...

it took 4.6 earths and 20.5 acress thats nots so bad
-Jon Hames

xXN00bD3tr0yRXx said...

nighthawk3194 is a noob...

amoalf said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 4.1 earths and 18.1 global acres. That is alot and I probablly should do better but the truth is I will probablly do things the same as I do now.

Amber Killian

amoalf said...

-BIG DOG,
personally I think it is not the question of eating healthy, its of how much we eat.

-VIC

September 7, 2010 5:25 PM

I am responding to Vic. I agree with your statement because if you eat to much of a good thing its not so good for you. This means if you eat healthy you have to eat the right amount or your just wasting your time doing the wrong thing.

Amber Killian

bob marley said...

I also agree with Anna M. It is never to late to start recycling to benefit the Earth.

bob marley said...

And this is to goethe. Most of your comments are pretty critical. But, sometimes you have to be. We was only given one Earth and we have to be critical to save it.

Goethe said...

Bob Marley,

I won't comment on your music in this forum. However, let us discuss the mentality of most of the people who post here. If you know you are destroying the earth but do not care enough to change your ways and work to change other people's ways then this is truly a modern day example of what is called the "Tragedy of the Commons". Look it up and let me know if you agree.

xXN00bD3tr0yRXx said...

From what ive seen the average person uses between roughly 4-6 earths to sustain their lifestyles i would to that number a bit smaller...lol

Corey A said...

It would take me 4.3 earths and 18 global acres to support my lifestyle. I could do a lot better in some areas.

amoalf said...

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.

August 27, 2009 10:42 AM


I agree with this statement because if people would change the way they do little things, it would make a big difference. Alot of people want to make a difference but never do anything to make one. If alot of people do little things, then when they are put together it makes a big difference.

Amber Killian

amoalf said...

THE QUIZ SAID IT WOULD TAKE 9.2 EARTHS TO SUSTAIN MY LIFESTYLE AND THAT KINDA SUCKS BECAUSE I FEEL BAD THAT I DONT CARE ABOUT THE PLANET BUT OTHER PEOPLE CAN POROBABLY DO MORE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THAN I COULD

LilNeedsGirl said...

LilNeedsGirl:

Wow if everyone lived like i do now it would take 5.1 earths to provide enough resources to survive and 22.8 global acres of earths productive areas. I think i should change some of my habits in what my life style is now. Such as recycling more, using what essentials i can instead of wasting more than i need, and also by preserving my resources.

The_One said...

6 earths 25acres _theone

amoalf said...

this is a test

ms.savannah said...

I would need 5.4 Earths and 24 global acres to live off of. I think that this is not a good thing but I must admit that I am not very good at taking care of our planet, which is something that I personally need to work on. I also believe that the statement above is true for a lot of people even though "going green" is what people are transitioning into. I think that taking this quiz will help me realize that I need to learn how to better myself to better the planet!

ms.savannah said...

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.

August 27, 2009 10:42 AM


I agree with this statement because if people would change the way they do little things, it would make a big difference. Alot of people want to make a difference but never do anything to make one. If alot of people do little things, then when they are put together it makes a big difference.

Amber Killian


Above Grace made a very good point about the little things can make a big difference and Amber agreed with it. I think that it is a very true statement but the little things that go unnoticed will always be the ones that mean the most. The little thing I am going to start to do is cut down on my driving some, not only will it save me money (driving a Jeep is not cheep) it will also save some of the rising temperatire due to all of the emissions it lets off.

Drake Needs said...

I agree on what Grace had to say about the whole raising and lowering the temperature two degrees. The about it is that everyone is not thinking about what things can do. Some people think that two degrees will really change anything to make a difference. They are thinking it is not going to change anything and they just ignore it. In my opinion I believe that most of America has gotten lazy. And another thing that I have realized is that we pay to pollute the earth. We pay to pollute our home, our houses are not our only home, the world is also our home. The reason why I said we pay to pollute our earth is because when we are empty on gas next thing tou realize you need more gas! We do not realize what we are doing until the earth shows it. An example of the earth showing us that we pollute is by water! When we wash cars, change oil, get gas for vehicles, etc. it gets into the water. The water turns a dirty color and all the waste and chemicals get into the animals, and then we eat the animals and now it is in us! So yes every little thing does matter, it does make a difference, and it also affects not only the earth but also it affects you!

wrestler108 said...

My Global Footprint said it would take 3.8 planet Earths to provide enough resources to sustain my lifestyle. I think this seems a little wrong because I feel like I would only need about half that, say like 1.6 planet Earths. I think this because half of the year I am dieting for wrestling season, so that cuts way back on the food, which lowers my need to go to the grocery store. This will lead to me saving energy, which would be better for the environment. -Devin Needs-

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Angelic Being said...

If everyone on the planet lived my lifestyle, we would need = 6.95 Earths. I'll admit I was expecting a little less of an impact on the environment. My largest footprint or amount of damage, was the amount of carbon emitted.. My second largest impact was the food footprint, no shocker there. Although according to this chart I eat more than the average American.. 6.95 is quite a lot. It is a bit irreparable. Taking that into consideration I believe we as people should take things we need in moderation. I'll admit there is a good deal I'd find hard to change. This is Kelsey and sorry for posting a million times. =D

Jasia M. said...

If everyone were to live like I, then it would take 5 to 7 earths to meet our needs. I think people should take care of the earth, and eat healthier foods. We should not base our lives on just material things, and get out and help pick up some of the trash on the streets. If we do some of these things, it will help the next generation.

amoalf said...

where are the comments going

Stephanie Egan said...

If everyone lived with my life style it would take 3.6 Earth's. Most of mine were the services. I could lower that by leaving lights off during the day and summer and not use as much electricity as I do. We need to get out there and change things in all of our lives even the small things like electricity, trash, and eating more local foods.

amoalf said...

hello

Ken Ken (: said...

If everyone lived like I, they would need 6.7 Planet Earth's to provide enough resources. For other words, 29.7 global acres of the Earth's productive area. I use a lot of Carbon Dioxide too, 33.5 TONS. I would say, I need to cut down on how much energy I use. Like Savannah said, little things always matter. In my household lights are on 24/7, literally. My family, as a whole, doesn't act in a way we should. I plan on changing these things and maybe Mrs. Stripling will notice and give me the Recycling Scholarship. :)
- Kennedi Mindsey

J.TESSNEAR said...

My ecological footprint said we would need 5.4 planets to provide enough to provide resources. To support my lifestyle it would take 24.2 global acres of the earths productive area. In the break down, food was 47%, and services 36%. I do eat a lot and with all the food I eat I guess the services start to add up. After wrestling season is over and I don't have to gain weight I will start to slow down on my eating and work out more. The quiz says that food is my strong point so I guess I don't abuse the other activities as much. -J.TESSNEAR

amoalf said...

I think I could change by carpooling more and have a fuel efficient car.
Heath

amoalf said...

grading today

amoalf said...

Im honestly stocked that my life, if everyone lived the way I do, would take up 4.4 earths. To make my impact on earth smaller I could start car pooling a whole lot more to work and cut down.

Nathaniel Caleb Yelton

Jason said...

well it would take 3.6 earths if every one lived like me. it would also take 16 global acres of the earths productive area. well i think people need to start recycling more and not use as much energy. people need to start car poling too. that should help the earth right there.

amoalf said...

i scored 6 and i think that im doing good but at the same time i dont think that im not the only one because im like alot of people i know and its not good for the enviorment but no one else is.

amoalf said...

test

Nathan Harris said...

It took 4.9 earths to support my lifestyle and 21.9 acres global acres. I could change it if I didn't eat so much meat. . . But I like it

amoalf said...

Goethe I have seen your comments from the past you seem like a little negative Nancy. Please prove you are not a robot.

Jonathon Mills said...

It said it would take 3.5 earths and like 15 global acres to support my lifestyle most of that is because i eat to much meat so i guess its time to start eating spinach sandwitchs
-- Marvin (nick) mills

Jonathon Mills said...

whoever said
THE QUIZ SAID IT WOULD TAKE 9.2 EARTHS TO SUSTAIN MY LIFESTYLE AND THAT KINDA SUCKS BECAUSE I FEEL BAD THAT I DONT CARE ABOUT THE PLANET BUT OTHER PEOPLE CAN POROBABLY DO MORE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THAN I COULD

September 15, 2011 6:37 AM
really needs to rethink their motives for doing anything because living in a way such as this is very unhealthy low self asteem issues such as these should probably be disscussed with a coulselor also ... try recycling its a start and without a start there can be no momentum with no momentum therecan be no change ... just sayin
-- Marvin

Gill San(Larry) said...

Larry
4.4 earths and 19.5 acres
i seriously need to change how i live :P

Goethe said...

Danger, Will Robinson. No I am not a robot, contrary to popular belief.

Logan H said...

It would take 4.1 Planet Earths to have enough resourses to support my lifestyle if everyone lived like me. It would also take up 18 global acres tosupport me. I could lower this number is I didn't use go much land energy. I should look into more environmentally friendly ways to produce energy that will be used in my home such as solar or wind energies.

Jamie Bishop said...

So it said it would take 5.4 planets and 24.1 acres for me to live. Looks like I need to slow down on the driving around with people.

amoalf said...

Summer says,
It would take me 7.1 earths to support me. I would take up 31.1 acres to live. Whatever this stuff means.

I agree with what BT says about quote "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."

J Blanton Sept. 10th 2010, he had a good idea about we need to eat healthier. We should not stop eating for good but we should slow down on things we eat and how much we eat.

amoalf said...

This is another test.

amoalf said...

The quiz said it would 5.1 earth's and 22.6 global acres to sustain my lifestyle. I should think about what I do to help the environment. Some of the suggestions the quiz made were to eat more variety of food. Maybe less meat. I think they mention eatling less because wen use alot more land to feed our food.

Nathan Harris said he should eat less meat but he likes and i agree. I really like meat too.

Jasia said that we should think about what we do and I agree because even little things reflect on our future and our kids future. future.

Lana

Razar said...

Jamie Bishop: Actually carpooling is a good way to lesson your impact on the environment. I agree that driving places all the time isn't good for the environment but at least you are are the right track.

JBradly said...

It will take 6.6 earths and 26 global acres to support me. The recycling is what got me. I never really noticed how much I threw out until I finished the test.

JBradly said...

Tommy_Boy
I agree when you said ".We obviously need to find a way for humans, nature, and the earth to co-exist. Something that can benefit the earth without slowing down our advances as a human race." If the Native Indians did without the things we have, why cant we.

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Rob said...

It takes 4.6 earths and 18.2 global acres to support me. I honestly thought it would be worse. Since I do not drive, it is lower then expected. The thing is I refuse to eat less meat.

To wrester108
Just because you diet a few month a year and use less energy don't mean it should be half then the original.

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JBradly said...

At Rob

If wrestler108 does diet half the year, he does save energy and it would mean it that it would be a little lower then someone who doesn't diet.

Rob said...

JBradly

I wasn't saying it wouldn't be lower then other people who don't diet, I was saying it probably wouldn't be half.

Razar said...

Everyone does realize we have to have at least 3 blog entries and 3 comments by tomorrow right? Guess I'll have to argue with myself.

Razar said...

To Rob and JBradly:
If a person was to diet for half of the year as opposed to not dieting at all they would conserve about 1/4 of the resources that they were using.

Razar said...

What what be a more sustainable way to get kids to school everyday instead of burning up valuable fossil fuels 180 days a year on school buses across the country?

Razar said...

One suggestion I have is to make all school buses electric powered. There could be solar panels on the rooves of the buses to supply all the electrical energy without draining massive amounts of energy elsewhere.

Razar said...

How can we as Americans help prevent water pollution in our area? How can we dispose of waste without polluting the rivers and ponds?

Goethe said...

Razar,

Excellent point about school busses. Are we absolutely sure that burning fuel for busses is worse than burning more coal to support electric engines? What is the amount of pollutants given off per mile travelled? I would love to see some data on this.

You make a great point about solar panels on the roof of the busses in order to harnass some of the free energy we are allowing to bounce off the earth.

Razar said...

One suggestion I have is to direct all of our sewage pipes directly to a local sanification center that can properly dispose of it and send the water into a distilling process.

Razar said...

Here is a good website that compares the effects of the same kinds of cars that are powered by different means and their effects on the environment. It shows how gasoline powered vehicles will pollute the environment significantly more in their lifetime than other types of vehicles. http://www.cleanskies.org/?news=infographic-car-models-compared-by-fuel-emissions-and-economy

Razar said...

Goethe:
According to cleanskies.com a gas powered car gives off 375 grams of greenhouse gases per mile driven as compared to hybrids that give off 266 grams per mile.

Razar said...

Here's a good link on some ways to lessen water pollution.
http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/gsteps.asp

Razar said...

Another good site for tips on lessening water pollution.
http://www.water-pollution.org.uk/preventingyou.html

amoalf said...

Monica Landrum

Wow, if everyone lived like me we would need 6.8 Planet Earths to provide enough resources. To support my lifestyle, it takes 30.2 global acres of the Earth's productive area. If I pledged just to reduce the amount of animal products I currently eat by half. Then, I could decrease my Footprint to 6.1.

amoalf said...

Monica Landrum

-Simon
I agree with the comment that Simon made to BIG DOG when he stated that, "It is not the question of eating healthy, its how much we eat."

-Rusty
I also agree with Rusty where he stated that, "Simon I think you cheated the quiz cause there is no way that you got that little on the quiz." I think that anyone who takes this quiz, that is if their being completely honest should not get lower than a 4.0 if that.

olga said...

Olga - If everyone lived like me you would need 5.1 earths and 22.7 global acres. I believe that i need to save energy and start eating healthier.

I like how Jakee B said that his "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." I totally agree with him.

I also agree with B Wezzy when he/she said "I could cut out some of the electricity i use" that's a start for saving energy.

Joseph Ruchala said...

I will need 5.9 earths and 26.1 global acres to support my lifestyle. I think if I were to cut down on all the energy I use it will drastically go down.

Joseph Ruchala said...

Nathan said,

"I could change it if I didn't eat so much meat. . . But I like it"

I agree with the statement, but I think if we all just reduce the amount of meat we eat and start eating more local greens we would be much better with how many global acres we all use.

Alexus Alexander said...

i will need 4.9 earths and 24.8 global acres for my lifestyle. Most of it having to do with my electricity usage.

Alexus Alexander said...



i agree with Nathan comment,"I could change it if I didn't eat so much meat. . . But I like it." Most people love meat and only few will change to help the enviroment.

amoalf said...

After I took the quiz it said it would take 5.8 Earths and 25.9 Global Acres to meet my needs. I think it would help a lot if i cut down on my gas usage.

-Alex P.

amoalf said...

ALEX PAINTER


Simon: I agree with your comment about changing up your diet.

K,Park: You are exactly right about eating stuff from around here instead of from California

amoalf said...

Alex is right I also had to change something in my eco quiz.

Drew Fisher

amoalf said...

I also agree with the comment by Nathan about changing the way we eat.

Drew Fisher

amoalf said...

I took the quiz and it said that it would take 4.9 Earths 23.8 global acres to provide enough resources for me to live.

Jared Bolin

amoalf said...

I agree with Alex P about cutting down on my gas usage. I think that's my biggest problem.

Jared Bolin

amoalf said...

I also agree with Alexus Alexander when she says she should cut down on her electricity usage. I play way too much xbox!

Jared Bolin

amoalf said...

I also agree with Alexus and Jared when they say they need to cut down on electricity because like Jared I also play too much xbox.

Nathan Harris

amoalf said...

Like Alex and Jared I also need to cut back on my gas usage

Nathan Harris

amoalf said...

I agree with AP. Gas mileage does play a big part in it but people have to drive back and fourth to work so no one can really cut down on it.

amoalf said...

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Alexus comment above

LilNeedsGirl said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 5 earths to sustain each of us.But since there are 5 people living in my house and we all have to drive to different places it is understandable.

Dustin, September 28, 2008. Yes i think it would be very useful to stop using so much energy and if everyone eats healthier then it would solve so much but it is hard to change an American Culture so lets try and change the earth in this new generation and many more to come.

Stephen, August 24, 2009; yes i agree God has given us power over the earth to do as we will.He has helped us learn how to provide for our selves but the thing is if we don't choose what we do wisely we wont have a second chance to redeem the earth to its natural beauty. Keep the Earth in a reminder for yourself that one day your children will be in charge of what they make their life out to be "a pile of junk with gross reminders of our past or a warm welcoming place to raise a family".

TravisC. said...

This is travis. It would take 3.5 earth's and 17 acres for food but I need to reducetrash and driving

TravisC. said...

It would take 3.5 earth's and 17 acres to support me and my food I need to reduce trash and driving

TravisC. said...

I agree with jblanton we need to take better care of earth and conserve our resources

s.mabrey said...

well it would take 5.6 earths if everyone lived like me.

s.mabrey said...

To TravisC, January 16, 2013. i agree with the need to reduce trash and drving.

s.mabrey said...

to Nathan Hames August 26, 2012. i agree with you on trying to eat less meat.

Jacob Allman said...

it would take me 5.6 earths and that is not good I need to cut down on the meat.

Jacob Allman

J.Blanton is also right don't treat the planet like trash\

Goethe is also right because we need to stop using the planet like a pile of trash.

Breanna Reynolds said...

After I took the quiz, it told me that it would take 4.8 planet Earth's to survive if everyone lived like me. I honestly didn't think that it would be that much. I think what really got me was my usage of sources. The sources are what took up most of my percentage of unsustainability. It also said to support my lifestyle it would take 21.4 acres of Earth.

Breanna Reynolds said...

I somewhat agree and disagree on Vic's reply to Simon (9/7/10). I think that if people began to eat healthier it would probably cut out all the foods that aren't locally grown (I.E. pizza delivery, McDonalds, etc.) but still, since obesity is an issue in America then people are still going to eat excessive amounts of food than needed.

Breanna Reynolds said...

To Dylan (1-17-11) ..... -___- maybe if you were more of a "tree hugger" it wouldn't take 9.1 Earth's for everyone to live like you.... I honestly think that everyone will make fun of "tree huggers" until something bad happens. When something bad happens (like the world becoming a huge trash can) then all the people that made fun of "tree huggers" will be asking them for help. Instead of making fun of them, maybe we should thank them. After all, they're helping the earth a lot more than most of us are.


BTW, I forgot to mention what I could change to be more sustainable. I COULD stop driving so much and maybe car pool with others... or ride the bus to school. I COULD but i won't. I'm sorry but I can't ride on a bus... people get on my nerves and I couldn't deal with all that nonsense that early in the morning. I could probably recycle more out of school, too.

debbie ezell said...

Rosanna Bugarin: I was not able to access to the quiz, but what I have been observing with my family and I is that we have a major problem with trying to conserve water. Sometimes I will catch my sister brushing her teeth and leaving the water running when their is no need for it to be runing and as for me I love taking really long showers. We really need to change our ways of using water because we only have a small amount of fresh water left in the world and we as a community need to be aware of that, even if it means taking shorter showers.

debbie ezell said...

Rosanna Bugarin:
I agree with Brennan Reynolds, carpooling is a great way of being sustainable and it will not release a lot of gas pollution on Earth.

debbie ezell said...

Rosanna Bugarin:
I also agree with TravisC, reducing the amount of trash you develop daily can help in not throwing more junk at our Mother Earth.

D Norris said...

The quiz said it would take 4.2 planet earths to provide enough resources and 18.5 global acres to support my life style. My biggest factor was services and energy land. I don't use a lot of electricity at home but I do like to ride a lot, which uses a good bit of gas, thus using energy.

I agree with Jason February 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM: people need to start recycling more and not use as much energy. And me myself I don't recycle much outside of school even though I try to reuse stuff & cutting down on the amount of energy you use is something everyone can do.

I also agree with and like what Dylan said January 17, 2011 at 6:25 PM: The government keeps problems hush hush & they aren't going away anytime soon.

debbie ezell said...

Well I am very surprised that it takes 3.6 earths to support my kind of life style. Also the biggest impact in my chart was serves more than any thing else. I was very upset to see that it takes so much to live like me. I even now am still wondering how long would it take to kill the earth the way I live. 15 tons of carbon dioxide me and my family of 4 pumps in to the earths Eco. system witch is all ready damaged. The most damage caused to this world is because most people do not know how severe the problem is. I truly believe that most people would try to reduce their carbon foot print if they knew how it would affect future generations. Teens and adults have to be made aware of this constant growing problem. Reducing, reusing, and recycling is not enough to save our world. Do we all now living want to be remembered in history those who knew and did nothing to stop this huge problem? Is this the world that we all want to leave behind after we pass on? This earth is a great example of the statement "your actions speak louder then your words". I personally will try to reduced my carbon foot print by spending less on unneeded thing in life. also i urge all readers to do the same. Please and thank you to all who act on their conscious that is in each soul. If u truly hate your health and the planets health go right a head and go for it but all ways remember your actions all will remember.

From: .GHOST. Your local Latvian "thank you for taking the time to read this statement and hopefully heed my words"

Keke Blackley said...

Keke B.
Im using my phone, so i wasn't able to take the test. By looking at all the comments though, I think it would take a lot of earths to provide enough resources for me. Because I'm probably the least sustainble person. I don't mean to be but it's just so much easier I believe. I think that's a problem.

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