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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Deborah Stripling said...

Educating women about not having more children will not work. Having more kids then two makes the population go up. The planet would have more plants on it if we don't eat meat that eats plants.
Taylor Kimbrell

Deborah Stripling said...

I think that the population is getting bigger we need to start educating women more better by not having so many kids. I think that 2 each is fine. We should start eating less meat and more plants. It takes more money feeding what we eat when we just should eat what we grow.
-Breana Bryant

Deborah Stripling said...

The population is spreading fast. I agree with educating women on not having so many kids. I think 1 or 2 is enough for each family. We should start eating less meat and more plants. I think it will save more money an help the environment.
-Melinda Gregory

Deborah Stripling said...

Educating women on not having more than 2 kids is great. I personally don't think you should have more than 2 kids but women have the choice to have as many kids as they want. Eating less will also make a huge difference eating a lot is taking away food.
-Jaqula Phillips-

Deborah Stripling said...

We have to grow grass and crops like corn and instead of just eating that, we feed it to chickens and cows then we eat them instead.

Its better for the planet to lower the population because we use more resources than we have on Earth. Earth can generate materials as fast as we are using them. The only way to lower population is to educate women and not men because men probably think that they're not the ones that have to carry it around and deal with it so they probably don't care.
-Alexis V

ajarrius said...

It would take 3.7 Earths if people lived like me. I feel like if I tried to recycle more at my home then I'd fair better and if I committed to my vegetarian/ pescetarian lifestyle my eco-footprint would go down significantly.

Tori said...

If everyone on Earth lived the way I do we would need four Earths.I could reduce this by recycling my paper trash and by replacing plastic bottles with reusable ones. Also, I could reduce the number of Earths by being conservative with the amount of energy and electricity I use.

Jarious Robertson said...

if everyone lived the way i did we would need 4.6 earths.also to support my life style it takes 20.3 global acres.i could reduce it by recycling and having at least two days a week that i eat healthier food . Jarious

Ma'Kalya Johnson said...

It would take 4.3 earth's which is 18.9 global acres to support my lifestyle. Somethings I could do to help would be eating less packaged and processed foods also,using less energy turning off lights not running the water when not using it.

LaMonica Jones said...

If every human on this earth lived life like me it would take 4.1 earths to provided resources for every human.It also takes 18.3 global acres of Earth`s productive area to support my life style.Two ways I can reduce it is by buying more organic food and reducing energy.

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Jakyria Givens said...

It takes a total of three planets to sustain my lifestyle and all that is based on energy. i do not eat a lot meat and i grow my own vegetables. plus if i can make it i wont buy and i always try to reuse things where it be a bottle or a shoe.

MaKayla Lacy said...

On the quiz, I received the results that, if everyone lived as I did, we would need 4.9 Planet Earths if everyone lived in the same way as me, my footprint, greatest to least, being: Food, Services, Goods, Mobility, and Shelter. I believe that I received this score because I'm not really an adult; I don't drive and I'm still dependent on my family, so I, personally, can not harm the earth more than, say, my mother could. The quiz said that, to change my footprint, I could reduce the amount of animal-products that I eat by half, along with purchasing products that use less packaging or made out of 100% post-consumer recycled material.

While I agree with these solutions, the most that I can do is ask my mother to consider these, and, chances are, she might not be able to. A more reasonable solution would be to obtain a recycling bin and recycle more; it's free to get a recycling bin in my parish, so it would be helpful at no cost to my family. Likewise, I could probably do more in terms of using energy; I could turn my water and electricity off whenever I'm not using it to preserve energy.

Ambria Williams said...

If everyone was to live the life i live today, we would need 4.8 Planet Earths to provide enough resources and 21.3 global acres of the Earth's productive area. One way i can reduce it is by using less electricity and service. The next way is to recycle more.

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Jarell Brown said...

My score was that I would need 4.9 Earths to sustain my daily life. Most of my problems come because of my services that I use and my food. I feel like I should lower the use of electricity and I would have to eat more farm fresh foods and not go to the store for packaged foods.

Jarious Robertson said...

@deborah stripling
i feel that people can have as many kids they would like to. i feel that way because that makes more people on earth and it may make the earth a better place to live.

Shaina said...

if everyone loved the way i live there would need to be 5.3 earths and 23.5 global acres. to reduce these scores i could recycle more and stay home more instead of going to so many places. i would also need to stop using so much electricity when im not even home

Mi'Angel N said...

My ecofootprint score was 4.5 planets were needed to provide enough resources. The two ways in which I can reduce this by one using less energy. Since there are six people living in my household then I can encourage them to turn off the lights within the house if they are not using them. Secondly,I can eat more organic foods, which are better for me and the animals.

Ambria Williams said...

Jarious Robertson , you can also try using less electricity and i agree with the healthier food.

Jarious Robertson said...

@ambria williams you need to slow down on the beef if you would like to live a sustainable lifestlye. i only suggest that if you would LIKE to live that life.

Trishawn D said...

It would take 4.3 Earths to support my lifestyle. I spend more on food and services than anything else. Some things I could do to reduce my carbon footprint is use less energy and eat less meat.

Ambria Williams said...

Lamonica Jones, try to recycle more and be aware of eating beef

Breanna Lee said...

If everyone lived like me it would rake 3.9 earths. Being in Environment Science it has changed my respective of how I live. I don't eat the right food all the time so me eating. And I would cut back on eating bad foods plus I want to because, me eating bad foods I have gained a tremendous amount of weight, I'm pretty active because I do track and field, power-lifting and I am also a cheerleader.I do not litter and I do recycle so i'm not too bad I just do not eat the right foods. Just because I i eat animals doesn't mean I do not care about them.

Shaina said...

@ambria i feel that i need to do the same. our scores almost match so we may be doing the samethings

Aliana said...

3.6 earths
16.1 global earths
8% mobility
I could reduce my eco footprint score by eating more organic foods. It's hurting the earth by buying so much sweets and it will cost a bit more for organic food but its better for the earth. Another thing that i could do is use less paper goods.By using more dishes and washing them instead of throwing away paper goods. This will kill less trees.

Mi'Angel N said...

@Jakyria that is a healthy lifestyle but you can also try and reduce the amount of energy you use by finding other tatctics that don't require that much each such as batteries, etc.

Jakyria Givens said...

@DeborahStripling


If i choose to have a more than one child then that is my problem. if i have 5 kids i can raise my 5 kids to take care of the environment. Now you have 5 more people helping, that is 5 more people than there was before. Children treat the environment the way the were raised to. A couple could only have one child and that child do as much damage to the earth than 30 people can.

MaKayla Lacy said...

@Deborah Stipling (Taylor Kimbrell's comment), I feel as though an important qualifier of your statement is that, while as the population goes up, the strain of nonrenewable resources also goes up, would be that, if taught correctly, the entire human race can preserve and sustain the Earth. Like other comments have said, you can't control the number of children that a woman has. It's better to teach and do more, rather than try to persuade a woman that her right to have children should be dropped down to, at most, two.

Jarell Brown said...

@ambria williams

You can try to reduce your electricity use by turning off electronics that don't need to be on at the time

Trevor Anderson said...

If everyone lived like me we would need 3.4 planets to provide enough resources. to support our lifestyle we would need 15 global acres of earth. Two ways i can reduce what i do is by not using as much electric as i do and not to eat as much beef.

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Jakyria Givens said...

@Trishawn

keep it going

Tori said...

@Deborahstripling

I think that your discussion on the number of kids women should have is interesting. Imagine if someone cares enough about the environment to limit the number of children they have then they could have more that two that they raise to take care of the planet.

shelbie jarreau said...

the footprint calculator says that if everyone lived like me that we would have to have 5-3 earths to provide enough resources. this is because my ecological footprint break down has 37% of services. i could reduce this by not getting a lot of electronics often and limiting my mobility.

Ma'Kalya Johnson said...

u could reduce reduce your amount of planets by helping the earth is cooking more organic foods doesn't necessarily means you have to stop eating less. @ReginaldStewart

Dontrius Franklin said...

Dontrius Franklin: if everyone lived like me we'd need 5.6 planet earths to provide enough resources. it takes 24.9 global acres of earth's productive area. 2 ways I can reduce it is use less services and mobility because those are my 2 effective use.

Aliana said...

@Mi'Angel
You should first start by trying to get your number of people living in your home down and that may reduce the amount of energy and resources that you all might use.

Mi'Angel N said...

@Aliana I think your response is right, if you eat more organic food than it would be better for the earth.

Shaina said...

@jakyria i think thats a good idea to get recycling bins at your house. i may need to do the same

Jarell Brown said...

@deborah stripling
Having more than 2 kids can increase electrical, food, and service use for the environment.

Trishawn D said...

@Mi'Angel
considering that you have a big family, its seems like you're doing better than a lot of people in making the Earth a better place to live. I have 3 people in my family and got a very similar score

Tori said...

@jakyria Givens

I like what you said. i understand what you are saying and i agree.

Breanna Lee said...

@Deborah Stripling, I think the ore kids you have thee more source you have of buying more food more clothing and etc.

MaKayla Lacy said...

@Megan Gosnell: I agree with you. I feel as though, in order to preserve the earth, we need to simply give back to the earth, as well as cut back on what we do, what we use, and what we eat. We run out of resources simply because we do not care enough about preserving said resources.

ajarrius said...

@Deborah Stripling Yes.

@breanna lee Animals are animals.

Deborah Stripling said...

Hi Makala,
You are correct, almost everyone that does this blog is dependent on their parents so your options are limited. Great idea about the recycling!!
Ms Ezell and the class!!

Deborah Stripling said...

Sorry I think I spelled your name wrong.

ke broussard said...

I will need 4.8 earths if everyone lived like me. I can reduce this by eating less meat and recycling more.

ken broussard said...
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ken broussard said...

I will need 4.8 earths if everyone lived like me. I can reduce this by eating less meat and recycling more.

Dontrius Franklin said...

In my opinion if man and woman used birth control or contraception then the number of children produced would decreased if you have kids when your really ready for children. if triplets and twins run in your family and you think its only one child then you cant control that. twins run in my family and we ave a large family. it is kinda hard to control the number of kids produced. its kinda hard in my family to only have two kids.

by- LaMonica Jones

Aliana said...

@Ken also you can try to use less water and by doing this you can turn off lights and try to shorten your showers and the water use and other things.

LaMonica Jones said...

@Kathryn Lilley you should try to use a little less technology each day to help better the earth and try to conserve power.

LaMonica Jones said...

@ken i agree with you and i should try to eat less meat. it also saves the animals lives too.

ken broussard said...

@Myles Suber
Also cut down electricity use by turning off lights when their not in use.

ken broussard said...

@ Jarious Robertson could cut back on eating meat.

Ma'Kalya Johnson said...

@ Taylor i agree because they are just going to do the same things we do. We have to set a better example.

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KaylaMarrie17 said...

For everyone to live like me it would take 4.2 earths or we can consider that 4 since it's not quite to half of another earth yet. While my family and I don't buy a lot of new things unless we absolutely need it and we try to recycle our bottles as often as we can I think to get my eco footprint down my family and I could try and grow our own vegetables my mom has always wanted to have a garden but she's not the green thumb type but there is nothing wrong with trying. We could also try and recycle our paper and boxes that we use even cans I think it's a really good idea and I'm definitely going to try to impliment these in my family have a big family of 5 people creates a lot of mess that we hopefully get it down just by recycling and turning off lights and things when we leave because no one is home until 1:40 anyway so we can turn off unnecessary things, it never really crossed my mind as much until I started taking this class and we've never focused on it because people don't always tell you things about the way we live and the way we use trash so I think being in the class for a few weeks has given me more of an insight and I wanna change things. I don't want us to have to find a different planet to live on because people don't wanna make a change but it starts with one. ♻️ 🌏 -Kayla Marine Science

KaylaMarrie17 said...

@shelbie jarreau also if you wanna cut down on your mobility why not car pool with friends! Or whatever kind of transportation is available to you!

KaylaMarrie17 said...

@Aliana
What if you could plant a tree?😱

Renaldo said...

My lifestyle to me is a frontier ethic. I don´t recycle anything, I just throw everything away. Examples are something like water-bottles,canes,aluminum,paper,etc.
It´s just what I do in my current life and I don´t believe that I won´t stop either.

Renaldo said...

@Aliana planting a tree would help but at the same time if you are planting a tree and everyone is living your lifestyle then everyone else will have to do the samething which would be very bad for the earth.

Renaldo said...

@MylesSuber instead of doing that well one alternate that I use is solar panels so instead of using too much electricity you could let the energy from the sun power up what you need to be on up. Which will help and cut down the power consumption of your daily use of electricity.

Storm McAbee said...

For people to live the life that I live it would take 5.8 Earths. One of the things that it said i could do was to not eat so much meat. I eat chicken everyday, so changing that would cut down on my footprint. It also said i could reduce the amount that i drive or use public transportation.

Jonathan Paslawski said...

For everyone to live like me, it would take 4.1 Earths to do that. For me to change my footprint I would have to buy foods that use less packaging. It also said I should travel locally instead of going out of flying. So doing that would help cut down on my footprint.

Jonathan Paslawski said...

@Storm instead eat different foods to balance out the meat through the week instead of eating it everyday.

Jonathan Paslawski said...

@Kayla maybe if your mom doesn't plant a garden another alternative could be shop at a local produce market if you guys don't have time to grow one.

Maritza Bugarin said...

If everyone lived like me, it would take 4.6 Earths to sustain us. The two highest categories from the quiz were services and food. To lower my answer, I could eat more locally grown produce and cut back on my use of electricity. An example would be turning off lights when it's not needed. By doing this, many significant and necessary resources would be conserved. -Maritza

Maritza Bugarin said...

@KaylaMarrie17 I agree with you on growing our own vegetables! Not only would it help the environment, but it's also a great way to spend family time together. It would help kids learn from an early age how important it is to conserve our resources and the possible consequences if we don't.

Maritza Bugarin said...

@Ambria Williams I also believe that we all need to cut back on electricity. We as a modern society have forgotten that we have the sun as a light source. Of course we would need to use electricity at night, but cutting back from the use of electricity in the day time will help a lot.

Timothy Lee said...

This class is different from the biology class, that I took in 10th grade, because it is more involved. Everything from the note taking to taking care of the ecosystems has changed. In the biology class we didn't have to take as many notes or record as much data for the experiments we did. Now we take more notes and have to record more data, I feel have been understanding the information better when it is done this way. The ecosystems in the biology class were much different as all we had to do was look at the organisms under the microscope and write down things about them. Now it is about having to make the ecosystem healthy, so now we have to do more research into each organism and actually use what we learn about them to make our healthy ecosystem.

Gabriela said...

For someone to live like me is would take 5.8 earths which I found unbelievable...one thing I could do is stop eat so much meat which is going to me hard considering who I can and where I work another th hint I could is is simply turn off the light when I leave a room or even just turn off the tv when I fall asleep

Quote " good better best never let is rest till your good is better and your better is best" I fell like this is a good quote because a lot of students have heard this is Chesnee and it helps to achieve goals

Gabriela said...

@kaylamarrie I totally agree with growing your on veggies it would not only help you and your family but people around you who see you do it

Gabriela said...

@brenna it is great that you "take blame" for your foot print and take you already don't litter and you stay active!!!!

Chase Botts said...

For someone to live like me it would take 4.8 earths to live. I looked back and found some ways how I could help cut back on my garbage. I could grow more of my food rather than relying on someone to bring my food from other states. This would help with pollution from exhaust from the vehicle that would have to bring the supplies and food.

My quote is "In a small town you have everlasting friends" I thought of this because everybody you run into in a small town they are always looking to help you.

Chase Botts said...

@Maritza I have the same problem with eating to much food that would have to be packaged and shipped in. we could buy local food to help cut down and walk or bike there instead of driving.

Chase Botts said...

@kaylamarrie its a great idea to grow a garden you could even sell it to your local town to cut down on everybody going to get stuff anywhere else, you could even ride it around in the neighborhood.

Callie Scruggs said...

I took the quiz and the earth would be a giant land fill if there were only me. My biggest impact (In a harmful way) would be buying individuals such as plastic water bottles, house hold cleaners and separate snack size bags. During class we talked about buying individuals caused more trash than buying larger sizes of products, food ect. Before we talked about this the issue that accrued for while wasn't obvious but now its more clear and there can be a lot of trash cut back from my household.


My quote is "You find yourself lost in a bigger city but you you find yourself home in a smaller city" I use this quote because it fits Chesnee small but home for many like me.

Callie Scruggs said...

@ChaseBotts I see what your saying about consumer products from across the world, and I to struggle with it but how can someone like me still dependent on my mother reach an easier way to get meats and fruits and items like that without causing major pollution and trash?

Callie Scruggs said...

@ TrevorAnderson You can also cut down on your trash, this will limit what goes to the land fill thus leaving more trees, also recycling could be a major help as well.

Amanda Arledge said...
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Amanda Arledge said...

If everyone lived like me, we would have to have 5.3 planet earths. I think this speaks a lot about our society considering most of my answers were less than the average American. The vast majority of my eco-footprint was food related. If I were to consume less processed food, I could largely reduce my impact on the earth. This is feasible for me, because eating less processed foods would make me healthier as well, and I consider that a good enough reason to try.
-Amanda Arledge

Amanda Arledge said...

Oh btw my Chesnee quote is an original by me!
"Not every town is a community, but this one is."

Amanda Arledge said...

@Jonathanpaslawski

I've heard that cauliflower is a good replacement for many meats when it is seasoned well! Also, we live in a good area to avoid flying frequently for vacation. The beach and the mountains are both so close and we have a lot of nice metropolitan areas close by!

Amanda Arledge said...

@calliescruggs

I once saw a vlog where a girl went completely waste free (kudos to her, I could never do it) but one of the things she did was buy cloth bags to store snacks like peanuts in. That way, she wasn't buying any individuals. She would go to the grocery store, buy scoops of peanuts from the fresh food section, and purchase them in a glass jar. Then when she needed to carry the food to work, she would carry them in small cloth bags with ties. This could be one way you could reduce your individual waste.

Deborah Stripling said...

Tim Lee,
Thanks for mentioning the work on the ecosystems. You were the first class to ever try it so I am glad to see the improvements have worked.
Ms. Ezell

BriannaMills said...

The website said that i would need 5.1 earths to live. I think that is really high. Some things that i could change would be to not use so much trash and to eat less meat. i also think that we as an individual could take smaller amounts of things instead of larger amounts it would make a big difference.

@calliescruggs that was a great explanation.

@chasebotts i think that if we do grow our own food(a great amount of our own) we'd live better and we'd save gas and other sources.

Erik o said...

Erik O
Well just took the quiz and it would take 4.5 earths if everyone lived like me. In all honesty this surprised me, i thought it would take two at max. Anyways the highest percent on my pie chart was services, i guess if i got more things locally or even grew some of my own food it would cut the total down to around 4.2-4.3 earths. Still not the greatest but just a little bit better.

Erik o said...

@CallieScruggs i thought your quote was pretty good, a smaller city is better for some people.

@AmandaArledge its pretty crazy just to think about changing your whole lifestyle like that girl did. I personally think i could just cut down on trash and recycle more.

Chase Lundy said...

For me it would take about 3.6 Earths to sustain my current habits, which is shocking because I'm a vegetarian, and I try to be environmentally conscientious, although I could try to eat more locally grown produce, and not buy individually packed items.

Chase Lundy said...

@Erik o
Reducing the amount of packaged foods and buying locally seems like a really good idea! :)

Chase Lundy said...

@Amanda Arledge
that sounds insane, I don't think I could cut down on waste that much, props to her for being able to do that though!

Deborah Stripling said...

I had 6.1 planets. Kinda makes me feel bad, but it made me realize maybe I could change my habits a little and help contribute to the Earth instead of helping to destroy it... Jasmine Mesa

Deborah Stripling said...

@ AmandaArledge Maybe we could cut down half of 5.3 and help the world even more.

@CallieScruggs, I also buy individual plastic bottles. We both got to stop that habit haha.

replied by: Jasmine Mesa

Deborah Stripling said...

April Montgomery
I am very surprised, to find out that if everyone lived like me that we would need 7 earths. I know what I need to do to bring that down. Turn off the lights when they are not in use, only use the water temporarily. I will stop using plastic water bottles and keep the bottles that are not disposable and can be reused as many times as I need it to be.

Deborah Stripling said...

@AmandaArledge
I agree with you so much, I also should eat less food because that was the majority of mine as well.

I agree with Maritza Bugarin who agreed with @KaylaMarrie17 about farming producing our own vegetables, it will be a good way to help the earth. Instead of using fertilizer, I would use compose. Food that can be broken down, I know that compose stinks but it works wonders

replied by: April Kathleen Montgomery

Deborah Stripling said...

@ReillySkinner
mine was mostly food and services.
i could eat less packaged food and use less services.
i could eat non packaged food such as anything organic and i could walk or bike more.

sadd said...

it would take 4.6 planets for people to live like me. a way i can reduce it is to use less trash or maybe try solar panels for electricity.


i see one person says reduce the amount of meat and it reduce the amount of planets and i do agree

sadd said...

also limit the amount of trash used it can cut down the landfill trash therefore reduce pollution

Kameron Henderson said...

It would take 6.1 planets to provide enough resources. Two ways i could reduce it is eat less meat and use less light.

Kameron Henderson said...

I agree with sadd a way you can reduce your ways is to limit the amount of trash and i agree @Trevor Andersen cutting back on the trash could cause less trash in the landfills.

Jonathan Paslawski said...

Station 1:
You will be using one clear plastic cup per group. You will also need a marker to label the cups. You will be doing a test to show that water expands as it freezes by filling a cup with water and marking the water level on the cup before freezing and after freezing. Comparing the before to after freezing water level. You should make inferences on how the water will impact the rocks. You will need to mark it and then freeze it and check it the next day to conclude your predictions.

Jonathan Paslawski said...

Station 1:
You will be using one clear plastic cup per group. You will also need a marker to label the cups. You will be doing a test to show that water expands as it freezes by filling a cup with water and marking the water level on the cup before freezing and after freezing. Comparing the before to after freezing water level. You should make inferences on how the water will impact the rocks. You will need to mark it and then freeze it and check it the next day to conclude your predictions.

Jonathan Paslawski said...

Station 1:
You will be using one clear plastic cup per group. You will also need a marker to label the cups. You will be doing a test to show that water expands as it freezes by filling a cup with water and marking the water level on the cup before freezing and after freezing. Comparing the before to after freezing water level. You should make inferences on how the water will impact the rocks. You will need to mark it and then freeze it and check it the next day to conclude your predictions.

Deborah Stripling said...

Test for blog

Kip Bagwell said...

I got the score that if everyone lived like I did, 5 earths would be needed. I think I got this score because I eat some type of beef everyday. I also never carpool so that means it takes more gas for my car. I think if everybody was to grow their own food, it would cut down a lot on packaged and processed food.

Deannakay said...


When taking my ecofootprint quiz, it said it would take 4.5 Earths to live like me. I think I got this score because I eat out to much. I hardly ever eat a home cooked meal because I'm always at work. If I'd take some left overs I think it would cut back my score. I do carpool a lot due to me not having my license, so that does help my score. My house has 6 people living in it and we aren't very worried about how much energy we use with our power. If I turned out my lights when I'm not using them then my score may go down so much more.

Deborah Stripling said...

So does it worry you that it takes that many earths? Do you think you could go a whole day without making trash?

Ricky williamson said...

Ricky Williamson
Well I am very surprised that it takes 4.9 earths to support my kind of life style. To my opinion I was thinking I would have a high number and that was shown true through the quiz. To reduce this I could cut back on the amount of animal products I eat and the distance I travel everyday from school and sports and all my other activities like hanging with friends and girls. I dont really recycle like I should. And I dont have a garden or anything to help the earth, our family usually buys our food from the fresh market which isn't the best choice at all. We need to help clean the world instead of destroying it more.

Ricky williamson said...

@deannakay I totally agree with you it's very hard to eat at home when you're always on the go and we need to honk about bringing leftovers instead of throwing them away which would save money and the earth at the same time

Ricky williamson said...

@erik o said "i guess if i got more things locally or even grew some of my own food it would cut the total down to around 4.2-4.3 earths. Still not the greatest but just a little bit better." I find my self in the same situation a lot because we see, to get all our food from the super market and the fresh market so I think I could cut down the earths used if I grew my own food

Kip Bagwell said...

@Ricky I agree about how we need to grow most of our food and try to car pool as much as we can to save fuel.
@Deannakay I believe if everyone was to worry about how much energy we were using it would cut down on how much we use

Evan Wilson said...

If everyone lived liked me it would take 5 earths. I was shockingly surprised at the fact it's not higher. One thing I could change is to start growing my own food and buying from local meat shops. I could also start carpooling more then I do. I usually drive everywhere and most of my friends drive separate. I could start riding with them more. When there is a light or appliance I am not using I need to turn it off. I all the time I have lights on and appliances running while I'm not using them. I need to be more sustainable and that can only change by by me wanting and trying to.

Evan Wilson said...

@kip I agree I think we should grow more homegrown foods and local processed foods we would be a little more sustainable due to the fact we won't be buying store bought foods.
@ricky I agree with the reducing travel because we should all car pool more frequently even including to and from school. This would help tremendously by fuel saving.

Nathaniel Lamb said...

I took the ecofootprint quiz and we would need 4.7 earths if everyone lived like I did. I believe that this is because of my diet of meat everyday. Also , I do not carpool very often so I'm using a lot of fuel . Having Low gas-mileage is using a lot of gas as well. I eat a lot of fast food also and that creates a lot of trash. If I ate at home more often and carpooled then I believe it would help reduce the trash and use of gas . Also I can eat less meat each week . - Nate Lamb

Nathaniel Lamb said...

@Myra your results and mine were almost the same . Meat products also played a big part in my results. Also there is no public transportation around here so it also plays a role in the results we got .

Nathaniel Lamb said...

I do agree with @maria, we need to find more ways we can preserve the earth as we know it before it's too late and we'll be wishing we would have.

Deannakay said...

@Kip i do agree that we need to grow more of our food then to buy package and processed food. It helps cut back om garbage as well
@Nathaniel I agree that you state we need to do more carpooling. It will save gas and cut back on the pollution

Katelyn Wilson said...

It would take 3.1 earths to live like me. One thing I could do is grow more of my own food than I do today. I really don't eat that much meat but I still could go and buy it from a local meat shop.

Katelyn Wilson said...

@Even I agreeI think you should grow your own food and buy your meat from a local meat shop.

@kip I agree I think you should carpool more so it will save on gas and cut back on the pollution.

Kayln said...

It would take 3.7 earths to provide for people if they were like me. Honestly as I looked through the comments I realized that I had one of the lower numbers that I saw. I feel like that is because I live in a house with 4 people , and also I carpool ALOT, mainly because I don't have a car so I normally just ride with friends and sometimes my grandparents. Another thing that made my number of earths really low is, i eat a lot of unprocessed and unpackaged foods, because my grandma cooks a lot of vegetables and meat. She normally gets her vegetables from our neighbor who loves to garden then he ends up giving away most of the crops he harvests. Something I could do to conserve would be to unplug cords and chargers that I'm not using at the moment because they still pull electricity even when I'm not using them.

Kayln said...

I agree that if we recycle more even if it's just around the house that our number of earths will decrease at least slightly.

Kayln said...

Once again I agrees that yes god gave us the earth but not to treat the way we want, he also wants us to take care of it so later generations will actually have a chance to do the same.

Nicholas Helton said...

I can tell that my 3.7 earths is not the highest by any means, but considering that, I know I could change it dramatically. I'm not the biggest user of electricity, but I know that there are still plenty of ways to reduce the amount that I do use. I stay inside a lot. Most of the time I don't use the light, and I always cut the light off after I leave a room. Yet I still take my electristity for granted, and I still feel bad. The best way I could think to change this is to use more natural light or maybe use solar panels and compleatly get rid of my electric company. Now, i know that not everyone can do this. Just me switching over to just using solar panels or any other kind of reliable energy isn't going to much at all. But just think about if there was a way to provide all of these thing to others. We could change the whole world! We could reduce so much pollution, waist, money involved and much much more. Now I may be rong but I believe we could change this and make the world a recycling monster. I also notice that I eat a lot more meat than most people have the chance too. Maybe it's because I'm lucky, or maybe bc I'm just greedy. I don't want to give up my favorite food but taking into consideration of how much I do eat. I think it would be in the worlds best interest that I do slow down. Maybe create my own little farm. I also believe if everyone had a farm, or at least grew their own food we would be in such a better inviorment for trading or anything else that may come along with it. It's like going back to the old days or the cultures that still do this today. The world would flourish if we just maybe even attempted doing these things.

Sincerely, nick

Nicholas Helton said...

@kayln, I agree with your statement about unplugging anything that has a court plugged into a wall. your right it still takes up energy, and its such a waisted at that. Maybe a way to change this is instead of unplugging all these items in that room, we should cut the breaker off. Don't get me rong but I believe that would help a lot with our energy problem.

Unknown said...

This is what I got my day is April 9th and it takes 3.7 worlds to do what I do, I need to stop using so much trash and start car pulling more so I don't pollute the world more than it is now and to stop cutting all the trees down to save the forest and the animals

Unknown said...

This is what I got my day is April 9th and it takes 3.7 worlds to do what I do, I need to stop using so much trash and start car pulling more so I don't pollute the world more than it is now and to stop cutting all the trees down to save the forest and the animals

Unknown said...

This is what I got my day is April 9th and it takes 3.7 worlds to do what I do, I need to stop using so much trash and start car pulling more so I don't pollute the world more than it is now and to stop cutting all the trees down to save the forest and the animals

Nicholas Helton said...

@rickey that's exactly what right, I totally agree we should help protect the world not destroy it. And some ways we could do that is buy reducing, reusing, and recycling. There is a lot of trash that we have created and that is doing nothing but polluting and destroying our planet. It honesley shocking me that we haven't done more and i know that it is partly my fault as well. We are all at fault and we should be trying to change it.

Eric Hall said...

I scored 4.1 earths. Due to my family constantly eating meat and trash problems. Our family tries our best to not produce much trash but we constantly are cleaning and moving stuff in our house. Due to this our electricity and ac bill is high cause of the constant blockage of air flow.

Eric Hall said...

@Nicholas Helton Ido agree with you but I would like to know what your score is.

Eric Hall said...

@Kalyn I Agree but we have progressed so far into pollution now are every day items require us to make all this pollution to continue haveimg these things we want.

Victoria Castellanos said...

If everyone was like me it would thank 2.9 earth. That is only for now because when I start driving then it will take more earth's. But for know to get down to one earth I could grow my own food -Victoria Castellanos

Victoria Castellanos said...

I agree with Nathaniel Lamb if we would car pulled more than it wouldn't take as many earths.

Cheyanne Klein said...

The amount of Earth's I need is 3.3. I already know I use electricity way too much and I probably need to go outside more often. If everybody walked when they could and picked up litter they saw on the streets, it could make a decent sized difference.

Victoria Castellanos said...

I also agree with Mi'Angel N if we turned off our lights the we could save more energy and take less earth's to live on.

Cheyanne Klein said...

I agree with Katelyn Wilson about growing your own crops, but we all know that nobody will actually take the step to do so.

Cheyanne Klein said...

Nicholas Helton has a good point by making sure to turn off the lights before you leave a room but I feel like solar panels would be too expensive and complicated to set up.

Cheyanne Klein said...

To everyone saying you should just carpool, how about you ride a bike? It take no fossils fuels and is easier to maintain than a car. Granted it might take a little longer than it would a car, but is it really worth the extra minutes you can save while riding in a car and killing the planet more, or take a healthier route for you and the Earth?

Deborah Stripling said...

I scored 3 earths. Because of meat problem I could change my eating habits because I always eat dinner with a lot of meat so I'm going to change my meat by vegetables.
Andy

Jordan Fowler said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 5.4 earths, I could bring that down by growing a garden and eat more home grown vegetables. I could also bring it down if I quit eating meat every single day. Also I could carpool more, and use a more natural way to get energy. Jordan

Jordan Fowler said...

I agree with @Nicholas Helton about using natural light or solar panels to cut down on using resources and pollution
I also agree with @Cheyenne Klein about getting a bike and riding it instead of a car to reduce pollution to the earth and help save it

Deborah Stripling said...

I got 6.2 earths I don't know how . I barely use a lot of trash and a lot of pollution with driving . But other than that I am pretty good on trying not to kill off the earth. I eat a lot o f meats meat is in every meal I eat . My dad calls me a meat eater . I only eat 2 vegetables . It might sound bad but I mean if I didn't I would probably die. I also don't go cutting down trees for money or land . If I go this many earths I wonder how much America will have . If when we don't notice it we are constantly hurting the earth . The earth used to use its plates and functions to change but it want even change .


Tishaun��

This is Ms. Ezell I have to say I am a little shocked too. What do you think caused your score to be so high?

Deborah Stripling said...

if everyone lived like me than it would take 5.7 earths for everyone to live , the quiz suggested that I eat less and not to use as much water as I normally do. It also stated that I should use less electricity. I think I should cut down on the meat as well , like steak, and chicken, I eat a lot of that.

Deborah Stripling said...

tishaun < what do you think caused your score to be so high? and I agree with you on constantly hurting the earth, I think everyone should change there ways of living.

Deborah Stripling said...

I agree with you "unknown" car pulling would be a great idea , it would help not pollute the world more than it is. /luke/

Deborah Stripling said...

hey blog, on my eco-footprint it would to take 3.5 earths for my self only . if I were to use way less energy, turn off my lights after I use them or not use them when there is daylight outside . Grow my food more.
- Hannah Branham

debbie ezell said...

I could stop eating so much meat and stop driving so much

Aaliyah Foster said...

My personal overshoot day is February 25th and if everyone lived like me we would need 6.6 Earths. I think that is insane. I am definitely NOT the best example of a great global footprint or of not making trash, but I definitely did not think that we would need that many Earths to live like me. I'm usually very resourceful, I use what I have and I try not to make any more trash than I absolutely have to, and I use everything I have in some way. That being said, obviously living the way I do, I make way more trash and leave a way bigger footprint than I think I do. So what does this say about people who make way more trash than I do? Or large families, people who are extremely wasteful, or people who never try to conserve? This is a huge eye-opener. The earth is in extreme danger, we are ruining it and depleting all of our resources and wasting so much money depleting these non-renewable resources, instead we could be spending that money trying to find other ways to do things. There are grocery stores that are trash free and mostly organic and you put all of your food/products in glass jars or bottles that you bring or buy. This is great because even after you use the jar or bottle, you can use it for other things. I think if we put more money towards finding ways to make our earth better and finding a way to save the earth instead of destroying it, the planet would be MUCH better off, and so would the general population.

Deborah Stripling said...

The way I live takes up 2.9 earths. That's good but there is always room for improvement. To improve I could turn water and off when I am not using. I could also get a more fuel efficient car and buy more vegetables than meat to save some animals. that's about it.
-Sean Alexander

Cassandra26 said...

We all should eat more plants than animals. The plants produces more energy and it's better for the humans. We all should have a garden and grow our own foods. This will make the earth more successful and greener. The population of animals will decrease because people are not eating them. People's health will improve since eating less red meat.


-Cassandra Childers

Jackie Osborne said...
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Jackie Osborne said...

My ecological footprint quiz seemed to go well, I put as much detail as I could in (and as accurate as possible). My personal overshoot day is June 11th 2018. I feel like this is mostly because I never get on planes and I don't drive a lot. When I do go out it is either by public transportation (to and from school) or carpooling. I eat meat at least once a day and most food I eat is not grown locally. It would take 2.3 earths to sustain human life if all 8 billion people on our one single earth lived day to day as I do. This is mostly because I do not use renuable energy. I also don't eat seafood which takes out any percentage in the fishing grounds category. An astounding 56% of my quiz came out of my carbon footprint. I know I don't have the best result but I did have better than most. There is things that can make a big difference in my foot print, assuming I can convince 8 billion bigots to agree to live like I do, that can make a massive difference. For starts, we could grow our own food, make our own energy, stop war, stop pollution, live in harmony, and destroy any trace of human nature. Which, of course, is completely and utterly impossible. So, in conclusion, we will all die; but with a mixed diversity of ecological standings, our inevitable fate is being postponed. With our never ending growth of technology we may stand a chance of survival, but the fact that population is rising and we all hate each other it is highly unlikely that every single being can come to together for the survival of themselves.

Savanna Nodine said...

After completing the activity I was told it would take 4.3 earths to meet my needs as to how I live. I certainly did not expect to need that many but now that I see this I can try and start making a difference. Although my changes may be small I definitely hope to improve my lifestyle so I can make the world better because after all we only get one.

Savanna Nodine said...

Hannah Brannon I do agree that we should cut lights off and try harder but I don't know how much of a impact just the lights would make. we need to go above and beyond and try to do more drastic stuff in order to make the slightest difference because after all there are billions of people on the planet and I doubt everyone will go back to the dark age.

Savanna Nodine said...

Cassandra I use to think it was better to eat from the top of the food chain until recently so I agree completely that we should be eating only plants but I also think about all the things we will be missing that we get from the meat so we have to find a better alternative than just letting all the animals die because then we would loose so much in the process of gaining.

Deborah Stripling said...

My score for the survey was 6.2 worlds to satisfy everyone if they were to live like me. That is an honestly outrageous number that isn't acceptable. If I were to cut down on my driving and carpool or buy a more ecofriendly car, that would solve a huge problem for me. I spend a lot of time on the road and I drive a big truck that puts out a lot of pollution. Not wasting so much time to take a shower would help a lot of my water usage. instead of using a dish washer, washing dishes by hand would cut out a lot of water usage as well. When I go to the grocery store, if I were to use a cloth, reusable bag, that would cut down the number of plastic bags used at the grocery store. If i were to recycle my trash instead of throw everything away, that would help cut down trash build up in the land fields. Instead of pouring gas and burning ant hills, find a more ecofriendly alternative to getting rid of them. Instead of burning styrofoam that comes in the boxes my family orders, take them to the appropriate disposal place to keep more gases out of the atmosphere. Instead of just dumping oil back into the old containers, I could take it to the correct disposing place so that it can be handled the right way.
Brandon Wiggins

Breanna smalley said...

I scored a 3.5 on the survey. In all honesty this was better than I though it was gonna be. I don't drive anywhere mainly because I don't own a car and I believe that's one of the things that made the biggest impact. In my house we use a lot of power, I don't know how much of it is a renuible resource but what I do know is that I use a lot of it. Mainly considering we leave the lights on a lot even tho we don't need them. It would probibley reduce it dramatically if we cut off unneeded light when we leave the room. A simple little thing like flipping a light switch. We also don't eat very much organic foods. We usually by mostly processed foods. Once me and my family tried starting a garden with fresh vetchtables and fruits, but that didn't last long. It seemed to be to much work for what it was worth at the time. I beleive this would be a good and efficent way to reduce the amount of processed foods we take from the store, considering we would need less from the stores. We also produce a lot of trash. I mean we have 6 people under one roof not considering my boyfriend who is over there quiet often. So yea it starts to pile up. Something that would reduce that amount tremendously would be to recycle. We have never really recycled and I beleive it would be a good thing to start.

Sencerly, Breanna Smalley

Breanna smalley said...

@nick I agree with you all the ideas of rentable energy and using less artifishal light would be great. Recycling and limiting ussige of water would also help.

Breanna smalley said...

@brandon now using a dishwasher isn't nessesarily a bad thing. Sometime dishwashers can use less water than washing them by had. But they do take up power so there again you could be right

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Malachi West said...

If everyone on Earth lived like me and used as much resources as I do, there would have to be 4.6 Earths. The Earth would run out of resources by March 22 2018. In my opinion, that's probably true, there are people on this Earth that have nothing, no electricity, no clean water, and no home. If everyone had as much resources as I did, the Earth wouldn't be here much longer.

Deborah Stripling said...

test

Unknown said...

I have no idea why I got the score I got. At first I thought it was because of the amount of driving done and where I live.
Tiffany Nolen

Trenton Ramsey said...

my score was 6.7 earths. to lower my score in could lower my driving time some by eliminating some of the places i go after school.

Unknown said...

My quiz said it would take 4.3 Earths if everyone lived like me, which is unbelievable there's no way I take up that many resources. I believe it is so high because of how much gas I use per week and how much meat I eat. I honestly believe that the earth doesn't matter as much as some people think it does, i'm not saying that it doesn't matter at all or that we shouldn't take care of it. I'm simply saying that the earth isn't the only important thing, get the unemployment rank to go down and give people jobs that will help the earth, the people on earth didn't ask to be put here they deserve jobs. -Austin P.

Deborah Stripling said...

Trent.....I thought that it might be easier to pick something from this list of 50 easy things to do to help the earth than to stop doing the things you like after school. I added the website below.
http://www.50waystohelp.com/
Ms. Ezell

Deborah Stripling said...

So Austin in response to you I ask.....is it right for us to use up the country’s resources leaving all the problems behind for the future generations? Are you acting “rightly” toward your neighbor when your actions cause someone else’s future quality of life to be decreased in order to maintain your standard of living?
Ms. Ezell

ps: your response to me will count as both replies so you will be finished with assignment. If you choose not to reply then just reply to two other people.

A P said...

No ma'am I am not saying that because everyone deserves to live a fulfilled life and it wouldn't be right to give them the short end of the stick but I am saying that everyone should be given the option to work maybe even give them jobs to help maintain resources. -A.P.

Unknown said...

According to the quiz, it would take 4.3 earths in order to supply enough resources for everyone to live like me. I find that to be intriguing, but what I find the most interesting is that if everyone lived like me, then earth overshoot day would be the 26th of March. That seems like a scary realization, but luckily that is an alternate version of reality in which everywhere in the world is built to the scale in which middle class America is. So this gives us a little time to stop what we are doing and work in a better direction with the environment.
I do understand that everyone needs to do their part to help reduce their environmental footprint, like eating less factory farmed meat, and using less energy. But, I believe that the only way to do this in America, would be to increase regulations on corporations. Because, as long as there is no governmental restriction on the people who make the products in which we use, you can not rely on the American consumer to make the difference because we will continue to do what is not clean, but efficient and cheap.

Unknown said...

With the quiz we took i got the score of 4.1. Sure its not the worst but it's still not that great. There are a few things i could do to lower my score and help the environment. There are a few reasons my score is so high. But i think there are three main things that contribute the most to me needing 4.1 earths. One of the main problems is driving my car all the time even if i don't need to drive i always find my self going on drives just to get out. Another thing is a always eat meat. I know i can't change that habit because i was raised on meat and that's not something i'm willing to cut out. Then finally i also ride airplanes all the time to go different places because my dads has his pilots license and were also able to own a airplane for our own personal use. I feel like if i could stop my family from getting in the plane so much maybe my score could go down and i could do my small part to better the earth

Unknown said...

It would take 9.3 Earths if everyone lived like me, my personal Earth overshoot day is February 9th.

-Katherine

Unknown said...

It would take 5.1 earths if everyone decided to live like me. I personally feel like that is a lot just for one person, but it is not as bad as some other scores people have shared. My personal overshoot day is March 13th, 2018 (which is only about 6 months away). I looked at the percentage of my results and according to the website, 54% of my score comes from my carbon footprint. I believe my score was so high due to the amount of meat I eat and especially due to how often I drive my car. If I carpool with someone we usually end up taking my car anyways, so it may help the environment a little bit, but not very much. I also believe my score was so high because of the amount of waste my family accumulates and how much of that waste should end up being recycled. In order to lower my score and help the earth more, I could definitely not drive my car as much, or even try to get a car that is better for the environment. I should also probably cut back on eating meat daily and reduce it to a few times a week. Another solution could be trying to get my family to recycle the things that we would normally just throw in the trash. If I could actually start making these changes, I think I would at least have some part in helping the earth be a better and more efficient place to live. - Hayley Brown

cole smith said...

Replying to: Trent
I also goes places after school that could proably put less pollution into the earth

cole smith said...

Replying to Malachi West:
You need to use less power and electricity so we can save energy for when we really do need it

Unknown said...

I know for 3.4 Earths is a lot but if everyone lived like me then it would be a lot worse and we would only have till April 19, 2019 to live, which is only seven months away. I know that there are some things that could change like, use less power and saving more gas.

Camargo-Flores,T

Jalen K said...

Replying to katherine
I am curious what your life is like in order to reach 9.3 earths. Most peoples weren't that high. I am just curious how you've left such a large ecological footprint.
-Jalen

Jalen K said...

Replying to Trenton Ramsey
I am curious how much you drive in order to leave such an ecological footprint. Is there not another factor that is also affecting your recourse consumption.

Unknown said...

Garrett,

“We have to abandon the conceit that isolated personal actions are going to solve this crisis. Our policies have to shift.”
― Al Gore. Al gore is right we are really in a crisis. But I still think personal actions still could help this crisis we live in today. On my quiz it says that it would take me 3.5 earths to support my daily life. The website says I should also start car pulling more and stop eating as much meat. I really cant help the whole eating meat thing, but I could definitely could start car pulling more with my friends because we are usually going to the same places anyways. There is many ways you could help the environment so I do not agree with Al Gore with his comment. You could always use a clothes line, use energy efficient light bulbs, or you can just conserve water as much as you can

Goethe said...

Garrett,

I am not sure you understand the point of Al Gore's comment. Do you understand the word conceit? He is stating that government policies need to change not just personal habits.

I do need to commend you, however. You must be a World's Strongest Man competitor if you plan on "Car Pulling" as a way to save on resources. Most of the rest of us mere mortals would try car-pooling with people who are going to the same destination as we are.

Unknown said...

If everyone lived like me, it would take 4.8 earths. My score was lower than most peoples, but in my opinion, it could easily be lowered. I think something that I could really cut back on is throwing away plastic cans and water bottles. Instead of throwing them away, my family and I should start recycling them. Not only is throwing away things that can be recycled one of the main disadvantages of my score, but so is eating a lot of meat. I could definitely decrease the amount of meat I eat daily. Another major cause of my score was driving to so many places. Instead of taking separate vehicles all the time when I am with my friends, we should take turns on letting each other drive. So, with that being said car-pooling is another big advantage to help make my score better. I think after taking this quiz, it made me realize how wasteful I am and I'm hoping to work on all of the things mentioned above to help the earth become a much better place. -Lexi Horne

Unknown said...

it said it would take 6.5 earths to support us if every human lived like me. i disagree with the websites decision because its decision was based on how much i drive. i will admit i do drive a lot but it does not take 6.5 earths to support someone who drives over 300 miles a weak. Mrs Ezell can you explain?

Unknown said...

My overshoot day is March 18 if everyone lived like me we would need 4.8 Earths. Our writing prompt was to discuss a way to improve our sustainability. Honestly, I think that trying to improve every persons habits will be very tough. Some people do not want to change because they see change as something bad. It will take an environmental disaster for some people to change their ways. I also think that some government money should be used for this cause, but not a lot of it. The government should also pass laws that help reduce pollution.

Jasmine Camargo-Flores

Unknown said...

Replying to Breanna Smalley
Your score is very low. I did not expect that that many people in that one household can have such a low earth rate. Recycling would be beneficial, but I think that other things can help.

Jasmine Camargo-Flores

Unknown said...

Replying to Savannah Nodine

Having 4.3 Earths was lower than mine. I'd like to see how much of a difference our lifestyles are just to compare. I also think that I could cut back of some waste too. After all, it does benefit our planet.

Jasmine Camargo-Flores

Unknown said...

mine said it would take 2.9 earths to support what i do. i don't see that as that bad compared to some of theses others that have way more than me. mine is only that high because it say i should eat less meat. for me that is very hard because i would starve to death without eating meats. it also said that i would need to not drive as much. that is hard to do when you have to go to work or have important things to do through out the day. trying to get public transportation would also be way to hard considering that i live in the city and there would not even be any close to me.

-Ahmad Smith

Trenton Ramsey said...

I am replying to Jalen K
I ride around just to be riding lol, also eating meat and water consumption highers my footprint

Unknown said...

replying to malachi west,
you've got to use electricity so like what are you going to do lol

Unknown said...

replying to breanna smalley
we use a lot of power in our house to

Unknown said...

Replying to Lexi Horne...

I agree with your statement and also think that this quiz has made me realize how wasteful I really am.
- Hayley Brown

Unknown said...

Replying to Katherine...

I agree with Jalen and I am also curious as to how your score was so high. Looking at the comments on this, your score was very high compared to most and I am just wondering if you have thought of any ideas to help lower your score?
- Hayley Brown

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If everyone lived like me there would need to be 5.6 earths. I would also need 27 global acres. I think that is crazy that a 17 year old requires almost 6 earths. If everyone lived like me then I believe our earth would go down quickly. However I found a quote by Nancy Peolosi that states, "The Trump Administration’s culture of corruption, exemplified by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, has weakened critical environmental protections, enabling polluters to poison our communities and threaten the health and well-being of our families.". This quote has a lot of good points in it. For example, if our leader is not even trying to protect our planet, how can we? Arent we supposed to follow his leadership?
Makayla

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

I believe that if we cut back on energy use and don't drive to go like 5 minutes up the road and we or ride a bike we can start to do better and maybe stop the hole in the atmosphere from spreading.

Deborah Stripling said...

I am not sure who posted this:
it said it would take 6.5 earths to support us if every human lived like me. i disagree with the websites decision because its decision was based on how much i drive. i will admit i do drive a lot but it does not take 6.5 earths to support someone who drives over 300 miles a weak. Mrs Ezell can you explain?

But to answer your question your score does not only reflect the amount you drive although that can be a big factor. Think of the amount of fuel you use just to drive yourself 300 miles a week somewhere. What difference might there be between how much would be fuel used to take a train with hundreds of others instead of using the fuel for just one person? Or how much fuel would be saved if we could ride bikes. I am speaking hypothetically since these options are not really available here. Car pooling is available and buses if you live in the city. Our roads are really to dangerous for bike riding.
Ms. Ezell

Unknown said...

We would need about 7 earth's if everyone lived like I did. I have a bad carbon footprint because I take long showers, eat a lot of meat and I use a lot of electricity.

daiquez dennis said...

I would need about 6.5 earths if everyone lived like I did. I think that's crazy because it doesn't seem like I use up that much stuff to where we would need 6.5 earths. But I do sometimes take longer showers, leave the water running and eat a lot of meat but you don't think it's affecting the planet that much when u actually do it because its like everyday life.

Daiquez Dennis

Deborah Ezell said...

It would take me 6.4 years to support the brook T. Clan . it would take up 26.6 years of the earth space. but if we could stop using all these cars and stop using air solution that would help a lot. we could start getting car pool from your neighbors or your friends even if you don't like each other. we could save gas like if we live by the store instead of driving we could just walk there.
Also we could stop eating so many meat products to increase the value of meat thing.

CJ

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