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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daiquez dennis said...

ahmad 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.

I think yours was good compared to most people because you only need 2.9 earths when other people need like 6+

Unknown said...

I had Scored a 2.9 earths which is supposedly a good score from what i have gathered thus far, but how "good" is it. well although in relativity its good, its still 1.9 more earths than we have which is by no means a good thing, personally i recycle when i can and try to do my part, sadly i'm only 1 person, and not everyone is like me some are worse and some are better but i believe the bad apples outshine those who try and that spells bad things for earth and its creatures in the future, i leave with this, if you feel as though recycling is to much work start small and find your comfort zone start with a small waste basket and fill it full of plastic practically every trash dump has a recycling area

saela said...

It is currently January 8th of 2018, the quiz told me that the world would only be able to last until March 30th if they continued to use their resources the way that I currently do now. If the entire world were to use resources the way that I do, we would need 4.1 earths to be able to supply us for a life time.

cstepp2499 said...

hi

Unknown said...

you hear that man want to build a wall

cstepp2499 said...

how are you doing

Unknown said...

Mine stated that there would need to be 1.5 earths for us to live like me. it said that the world would end on August 24. i believe that the earths economy is really being hurt by the government like for example trump got rid of all the environmental laws in two weeks like why would you get rid of them. the environmental laws is what keeps the environment in a OK position. i believe that we need to stop putting out so much pollution and crap in the air and stop throwing our trash anywhere we want because its going to destroy the earth.You never know much much longer the earth is gonna last with all the stupid people in the world. and i believe that trump should bring back the environmental laws to help the economy rather than destroy it.

Unknown said...

It would take 3 earths to support my lifestyle and my personal overshoot is the 16th of May. We would take up 14.729 of the earth's reproductive area. My Economical footprint is 4.6, Carbon footprint is 5.7 of CO2 emissions, other carbon footprint is 43% of Eco footprint.

Solutions:
With 70-80% of the worlds population expected to live in cities by 2050, smart urban planning and development strategies are crucial to managing our resources. Renewable energy is a direct path to reducing economical footprint and addressing climate change for my planets. For food, we will have to diet and cut food waste for powerful sustainability levers. For population, we will have to address the size to create a sustaining future for all with my planet's ecological budget.

Jae R said...

I feel like 1.5 to 2.9 earths is a pretty good score considering the little bit of resources you need. The only bad things would be not enough food and public transportation. You need to eat and plus if you live in the city, you need to get around.

saela said...

I think that some simple things I could do to improve my score is to turn off the light after I leave a room, even if I am coming back. Before I leave my house everyday I could go around making sure all unnecessary things are not plugged into outlets. I could reduce the amount of plastic that I use by simply not buying single packaged items.

Skylar Camp said...

Personally, i don't notice myself recycling much or reusing plastic bottles, etc. My earth overshoot day is March 13th which is less than two months away which is pretty bad. If everybody lived like me we would need to have 5.1 earths available. To reduce my pollution i would start to reuse plastic bottles, turn lights/electricity off when im not using them, and only buy food i know i will eat to reduce waste. I feel like my score is a little bad but yet pretty average for a teenager considering we are ignorant to recycling and how damaged the earth truly is.
Skylar Camp

Skylar Camp said...

Replying to Jaeden R , you need a lot of resources in modern day life, to live you really only need food, water and shelter but people of today (teenagers and children) are very picky about food and we need certain technology to get us through life.

Skylar Camp said...

Replying to unknown, while you make a good point people could diet and cut back on food, some people need certain vitamins or are allergic to certain foods so most of the population would die off either way.

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nyquille said...

Nyquille...It would take 4.1 Earths for me and my date way Mar 30. I feel like I could do more recycling and I leave my lights on a lot. Maybe me and my family could go without some of the food and waste we use but like really it would be hard cause we're use to living like this.

nyquille said...

Replying to Skylar Camp, It really is crazy how ignorant we are with resources but most of us don't understand what we are doing to the earth. We are supposed to use the earth to live but we are draining and if we don't stop being ignorant it won't survive.

nyquille said...

Responding to Saela I never knew how much the little things effected the earth cause my light is always on. The little things make a huge difference cause small things that the whole population does makes it a huge thing which is a problem.

Jae R said...

I believe 4.1 Earths is not that bad considering the resources you have.

Jae R said...

It would take 3 earths to support my lifestyle and my personal overshoot is the 16th of May. We would take up 14.729 of the earth's reproductive area. My Economical footprint is 4.6, Carbon footprint is 5.7 of CO2 emissions, other carbon footprint is 43% of Eco footprint.

Solutions:
With 70-80% of the worlds population expected to live in cities by 2050, smart urban planning and development strategies are crucial to managing our resources. Renewable energy is a direct path to reducing economical footprint and addressing climate change for my planets. For food, we will have to diet and cut food waste for powerful sustainability levers. For population, we will have to address the size to create a sustaining future for all with my planet's ecological budget.

Cjswann21 said...

My Ecological Footprint said if everyone lived like I did it would take 4.5 earths and that we would run out of resources on March 23. I think there are some things I can change. One thing would be turning of the lights when I leave a room instead of leaving them on. Another way would be to try and recycle more instead of throwing the things away. I think a good score would be 1 to 2 earths because that means that you are good at using your resources. I think I got a 4.5 because I use a lot of electricity and I drive a lot. I use a lot of water too.

Layla said...

It would take 3 earths to support my lifestyle if civilization lived like me. Our overshoot day would be May 1. Some simple things I could change is cutting off lights every time I leave a room and traveling less each week. I also need to reduce the time on how long I spend in the shower.

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Kimari said...

If the rest of the world lived like I do, it would take 2.4 earths to maintain sustainability. Our overshoot day would be June 4th. I could reduce this by using less water in the bathroom and in the kitchen. I could also reduce this by turning off the lights when I'm not home and turn off the heat/air when I'm away from home.

Kimari said...

Replying to Layla, it's good that your number is low considering that some people are in the double digits.

Kimari said...

Replying to Cjswann21 becoming more aware of your actions and learning what you can do to help better the environment is great and this is a great way to begin.

Jessa Beach said...

If the rest of the world lived like I do, it would take 2.7 Earths and the overshoot day will be on May 18. I could reduce this score by turning your car off when you are in line for pick up, carpool to school or work, and when you are away turn off the lights along unplugging unnecessary thing.

Jessa Beach said...

Replying to Skylar Camp I don't realize how much stuff we actually throw away which is very ignorant of the world.

Jessa Beach said...

Replying to Saela if we just started to unplug things we don't use all the time that could decrease the amount of electricity we use each month

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skylar s said...


My personal earth overshoot day is March 23rd. If everyone lived the way i did, we would need 4.5 earths. In my opinion, this is a lot. Somethings i could do to be more sustainable is take less longer showers, stop leaving my lights on, stop leaving my phone and watch charger plugged in at all times, stop eating meat, and stop buying things individually wrapped. -skylar stephens

skylar s said...

Replying to kimari, that is true because i dont think we realize how much water and electricity we use without meaning to.-Skylar Stephens

skylar s said...

Replying to Skylar Camp, I think that recycling plastic bottles can be a great start. -skylar stephens

Deborah Stripling said...

Christian Briggs
It would take 3.9 Earths to support the population if they all lived like me and would overshot of the resources will be on the 5th of April. The main reason it is so high is because I use a lot of food, if I stopped using so much food then I can cut the food used in half.

Replying to Skylar Camp: this is true because if you waste all that energy then you won't need as much Earths

Unknown said...

If everyone lived like me it would take 3.3 Earths to sustain each of us. It would also take 14.8 global acres of Earth's productive area to support our lifestyles. I believe that we should conserve our natural resources, be encouraged to eat healthier foods, and not base our lifestyles on a materialism based society. We should also preserve the planet for future generations and for the betterment of our generation.


Terrin Long

Unknown said...

Replying to Christian Briggs i disagree about using a lot of food. It could be the use of energy . Also not using food but consuming lots of meat would cut food use in half.


Terrin Long

Unknown said...

Replying to Jessa Beach i agree If the world lived like her with 2.7 Earths and the overshoot day being on May 18. We could reduce this score by turning off the car when sitting in line for pick up , school or work and when your out turn off the lights also unplugging all unnecessary things using power.


Terrin Long

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Preston Mejia said...

replying to christian briggs i think we should eat less food from animals and more that we grow.

-Preston Mejia

Preston Mejia said...

If everyone lived like me it would take us 3.4 earths to survive. My overshoot day would be April 1st. I believe we should eat healthier foods, and use less energy then we have to use. Ways to stop using resources is to cut off lights when not needed, don't use as much water, for example leaving the water on while brushing your teeth.

Preston Mejia said...

Replying to Skylar, i think we should take shorter showers and use less water. i also agree that we should by less food products individually wrapped

Deborah Stripling said...

“The American people have demanded action to combat the climate crisis, which threatens our public health, our economy, our national security and the whole of God’s creation,” said Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi cares about the environment unlike the conservatives. If it were up to conservatives, we would all be radioactive.. maybe all the conservatives should be shipped to china so they can see what the real pollution.

Houston

Goethe said...

I have awoken from my slumber...Who dares invoke the name of the almighty, all knowing, all wise Nancy Pelosi? I’m just kidding. Pelosi is a washed up kook. I would have been super impressed if you had quoted Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s New Green Deal. She wants to eliminate coal, natural gas, and nuclear power...ban 99%of cars...completely gut out and then retrofit every building with better materials and greener technologies...and eliminate all air travel and give us high speed trains...ALL IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS!! This lady is a space cadet because I am sure she had no way to pay for this ridiculousness!!

Unknown said...

Pay for it the same way Trump is paying for the wall. Say someone else is going to pay for it.....then say no what I meant was they will pay with special things are going to pay and then reallly just make the taxpayers pay for it.

Deborah Stripling said...

60 Co-Sponsors in the house agreed to the upstanding for the environment BUT it will coast us Trillions of dollars! "Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us, our country, our world". Said Ocasio-Cortez One person's opinion can change the attitude of others if its strong enough. WE as Americans Judge everything that doesn't seem [NORMAL] to us. Doesn't mean it's right but we do it anyway. Austin Siebenthall

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