Monday, September 17, 2007

The Inconvenient Truth

What can we do to reduce our carbon footprint? Be creative and unique - do not repeat what another wrote.

20 comments:

Darlene ! said...
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Darlene ! said...

Carbon footprint is unfortunately becoming a threat to today's society and should immediately be put into consideration in our everyday lives. In order to reduce our carbon footprints, we should all actually start recycyling again. There was a point in time where recyling was being promoted everywhere and you would see all the blue bins lined outside of the houses on garbage day. We should actually start saving those bags and reusing them the next time we go gorcery shopping. Lastly, little things like just walking, or riding a bike when traveling short distances would indeed make a difference.

Stephanie said...

One way that we can help reduce global warming would be to plant a tree. One tree during its lifetime will take in one tun of carbon dioxide. If everyone would plant just one tree it could help to reduce carbon dioxide tremendously.

Muna O. said...

One reason why the earth is heating up so fast is because, the o-zone layer is being destroyed as we speak. Like what AL Gore said about the atmosphere, that it is very thin and can easily destroy. So what i decided to do was, not use any air freshiners that contain CFC. CFC is bad for our earth. I rather have the earth smell bad then burn up into a fireball!

Garry said...

Global Warming is a very serious issue in our world. It is destroying the world we live in and can really affect future generations. One thing i will do to help the enviroment will be picking up trash when i see it laying around. Additionally, i will make sure all my garabge makes it into a can. Limting pollution can really help save our planet.

martha said...

Eating organic foods can help decrease global warming because it will not have pesticides. It will make harvesting foods and crops better for the environment since it will not polute the air. Another way would be to remove any electrical wires from the outlet even if they are not in use. Also turning off any lights when no one is inside the room will help to drecrease global warming.

Mike Darmofalski said...

Al Gore made a lot of good points relating to global warming. People have to be careful with what they do dealing with electricity and also dealing with littering and things that hurt the environment. If people are more careful the issue of global warming will be improved.

Prof Riotto said...

Mike - what will or would you do? Be specific.

Hannah said...

Global warming is become a huge threat to our society. There are many ways we can help to try and stop our slow fall to distinction. One main way that i think is so try and cut down on all the smokeing and littering. I know that they are not the same topic but people who smoke usually just throw their cigarettes on the ground so that is littering and smoke from the cigarettes gets realesed into the air and helps cause the harsh times that we are going through. So by doing both of those things, it will definitly slow down the process of global warming.

Marlyn said...

It is really sad what's happening to our world. I think a way to reduce carbon dioxide is to inform people about global warming and what it’s doing to our planet. Another way to reduce carbon footprint is to switch from conventional bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs. Not only can you save the environment but you
can also save money on your electric bill and they last longer. Lastly, I would definitely let my family know the importance of recycling.

Drilona said...

Emissions from car air conditioners are a major cause of ozone layer depletion. To avoid such damage, I would suggest that we turn off the AC while driving, and roll down the windows instead. This way we can reduce the harmful emissions and save gas at the same time.

martha said...

Eating organic foods can help decrease global warming because it will not have pesticides. It will make harvesting foods and crops better for the environment since it will not polute the air. Another way would be to remove any electrical wires from the outlet even if they are not in use. Also turning off any lights when no one is inside the room will help to drecrease global warming.

Oleg said...

I think that people should take this topic more serious than they do, because if we don't the ozone layer will be destroyed. People should get rid of their old a/c's in a safe manner, and buy new a/c units which are more safer. It is a good idea to use a public transportation, although it doesnt seem to work for everyone. If the engineers would make more hybrid cars available, it would help a lot. I also think that " The Inconvinient Truth" should be shown in every school in the U.S. and around the world to educate the public about this major problem.

Dave DeLuca said...

One way we can reduce global warming.. is instead of using incandescent light bulbs we should use compact fluorescentlight bulb. If we started to do this it would stop 300 pounds of carbon dioxide. By stoping some of the carbon dioxide it will help keep the infered rays from warming the planet

KASIE said...

Global Warning is a serious problem facing our earth today, there are many changes that we can do in our daily lives to make a difference and to stop global warming. A few things we can do are use fluorescent light bulbs, by doing that we can save about 300 lbs of carbon dioxide, another easy thing we can do which is really simple is take shorter showers; showers account for 2/3 of all heating costs, save 350 lbs of carbon dioxide and also $99 a year.we can also help our earth by unplugging un-used electronics, even when electronics are turned off they still use alot of energy, but by unplugging them we save 1000 lbs of carbon dioxide and $256 a year. These are easy things that we can all do in order to stop global warming.

Denise Persaud said...

Global Warming really doesn't bother me because I am enjoying the warm weather...however, my children (if i decide to have any) will be suffering from this unfortunate threat. If everyone contributes a little bit every day it could and will make a significant difference in our world. This means we must recycle, and be more efficient in our everyday lives. Like cutting our showers short.

NiCk said...

The one way that would be good to reduce global warming would be to have all the cars in the world that people drive an trucks as well to be become hybrid. This is a more way that would help this world become a cleaner place for people to live

EAZE said...

we can all do our part to stop using those cheap hairsprays and try to buy the new model cars that dont give off those nasty fumes into the air. put more plants and trees everywhere to give off some oxygen and those are just a few things dat might protect us a little better from global warming.

Perk said...

We can reduce global warming in our world by using less mass production materials and more of our natural resources. Also we need to conserve energy. Use less vechiles that uses gas and manufacture more hybids. Since global warming has already had some affects on us we need change now.

Adam said...

well it realy bothers me that the government is realy doin nothing to help the situation. and well at the very least people should recycle, its one of those realy easy things to do. and if someone really wanted to help they could join a campain, or try to get into a power position, that would make a diference.