Transcript: My Carbon Footprint Part 2 What I Cut Out in Order to Reduce 2 General Information Back to the Driving Question The problems that windmills have are the noise pollution and the killing of birds. Some environmentalists believe that birds will fly into these large fan shaped windmills. There are many fields of windmills that cover the large amounts of room, and the birds might not be able to maneuver around the windmills. Noise pollution was a major concern with the building of the windmills. Folks that lived near windmills complained about how noisy the contraptions were. Hydrological energy was a bad thing for the environment, also. Creating a dam can stop natural flowing rivers reach the sea. Stuff like fish, logs, and other miscellanea objects falling with the flow of the water into the turbine. Solar panels were look down upon, because it was useless in the night time. Because solar panels do not store energy, it continuously releases energy until there is none left. My Carbon Footprint Part 3 Things that we can do to prevent this catastrophe from happening would be to do something right now. Taking actions into our own hands, we can be able to create more windmills, dams, and solar panels. In doing so the rate of consumption of non-renewables would be reduced, and the future of disaster would be that much farther from us. No matter what, we will run out of non-renewables. All we can really do is prepare for it, so we will not kill each other for non-renewable resources. What I Cut Out in Order to Reduce 1 The alarm clock was always set at 6:30am and left plugged into an outlet all day. Some items that were also plugged into an outlet were my video game appliances, my radio/CD player, and my computer. What I did was before I left for school I unplugged everything that was unnecessarily plugged into the outlets. Because the company that runs the electricity that goes through my house uses non-renewable resources like coal, they have to burn it causing chemical and thermal energy. On occasions we would eat out. It just happens to be on the same day as I was cut back on my carbon emissions. I told my parents about the project and why I was cutting back in carbon emissions. So that night we did not go out to eat. That cut out the majority of my carbon footprint. If I were to eat out, we would have to drive to the location of our desire and back home. Driving would cause petroleum to be burnt and release CO2 into the air. How we get petroleum is by going to the gas pump. How they get it is by shipping or trade. Before all of that geologists find where they thing the petroleum is, and the oil companies drill for it. The whole process is extremely time consuming and risky on the environment. Questions? When we run out of limited non-renewables how will the change of the rate of consumption of other non-renewables and renewables, our water use and availability, political policies, technoloical advancements , and our current lifestyles? The Driving Question For This Unit was... Alternatives In the mornings I would normally go to the Student Center and buy my breakfast. Buying breakfast means that I would have to spend my own money. There would usually be some type of meat with what I buy. The meat would most likely go back to meat being stored and refrigerated. To have meat to refrigerated, we have to have animals. Agriculture would need lots of water for animals alone. The animals need to eat also, so watering plants to provide for animals would also waist lots of water. Where they would get the water is the nearest large water source like rivers, watersheds, or transported water from a far land. Issues With Renewable Resources My Carbon Footprint Part 1 1. The company that my house uses energy from is Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation. 2. What the company uses to produce power is natural gas, propane, fossil fuels, coal, and diesel fuel. 3. I am unsure if there are any use of solar power, wind power, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy, biomass, or nuclear power that keeps my house lit. What I Cut Out in Order to Reduce 3 When we do run out of non-renewables, which we will, our society will panic. If there are any non-renewables that are left, people will be driven out of their homes so we can mine for it. One example of this is the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Because of this wewill have to move out of homes, pay higher prices for non-renewables, and use an extreme amount of non-renewables. The technology would have to upgrade to green machinery that produces energy in safer ways. Non-renewables would be use much more; because it is already running out we might as well use the rest of it. This will cause more pollution to the water crisis. Therefore water availability would be much difficult for us to sustain the same way we have been using water in today’s economical privileges. Ultimately all of these consequences will affect our everyday lives. Natural Resources & My Carbon
Transcript: Sabotaged BY Margret Peterson Haddix The main characters are Jonah, Katherine, and Andrea This is a story of three kids and a dog that go back in time and they save a man and it turns out that it was Andrea's great uncle who was the governor of the place and he was unconscious the whole time the genre of the book is realistic fiction the setting is in the woods The kids took the man in to the woods and they stay in the hunt that the Indians built When they where in the hut there was Indian boys and when they started a fire Jonah started a fire and when the smoke went up they went together
Transcript: Carbon footprint A carbon foot print is the amount of co2 we have made. How to reduce your carbon footprint! - walk and cycle more. - turn electrical items off at the wall - use public transport more - only buy what you need - recycle as much as you can. We can all make a difference if we try A primary footprint is a measure of emissions of co2 from the burning of fosil fuels Facts about carbon footprint Thanks For Watching :) BY Owen Hanna Germany has the most co2 emmisions. The secondray footprint is a measure of the co2 emmisions from the whole lifecycle of products we use. Eliminating meat from your diet entirely can save up to 4,000 pounds of carbon per year.
Transcript: A carbon footprint has historically been defined as "the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person. (wikapedia) The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). (Timeforchange.org) amount of carbon (usually in tons) being emitted by an activity or organization. (footprintnetwork.org) a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. (carbonfootprint.com) It's so simple to reduce your carbon footprint. - Walk or ride bike more - Turn electrical items off when not in use - Use public transport or carpool - Only buy what you need - Recycle as much as you can What is a carbon footprint? Carbon Footprint
Transcript: Carbon Footprint Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), are produced heavily by industrialized nations, reach the upper atmosphere and are exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. CFCs are broken down into chemicals including chlorine, which reacts with the oxygen in the o-zone and breaks it down. Install a thermostat and lower or raise the temperature by 10 to 15 degrees F whenever you are gone for the day. Work from home whenever possible instead of driving to the office. Turn off lights and electronic devices when they’re not in use. Take the bus or use some sort of public transportation whenever possible - Conserve Water - Conserve electricity - Not idling cars - using energy efficient appliances/products - recycling Amount of CO2 we emit individually in a one year period. What are we personally going to do? Some examples: What is a carbon footprint? "Human Impact ." National Geographic . N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. "What is a Carbon footprint-definition ." Time For Change. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. Deforestation Pollution of water and animals' habitats Animal Extinction This is due to the consumption of fossils fuels by a particular person How can we decrease our carbon footprint? and what are the long term effects? Marion Institute . Marion Institute , n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. EQ: Reduce, recycle, reuse, and consider how your diets and the products you use contribute to the greenhouse gases. What can we do about it? Driving, traveling(airplanes,trains, ect.), appliance use, water use. MLA Average Carbon Footprint by Country What causes a carbon footprint? by Colin,Evan,Thomas, Kayley, and Emily What are the long term effects? Jefferson, Millie. "15 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint." American Public Media . N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. THE END!
Transcript: Carbon Footprint ! The carbon footprint is the amount of carbon we individually emit a year. The carbonfootprint can be caused by a Direct or Indirect issue by an individual community, industry, or country. Indirect - Emissions that occur positively or negatively produced as a consequence of the person or company that will take major effect in the near future. Ex. electricity, heat, or steam. Direct - Emissions produced by actions taken by an individual or organization, they have direct control over them and you notice the effects immediantly Ex. Emissions from your mode of transportation. In 1938 people started to notice a serious increase in tempature over a short period of time. But in the 1960's scienctist release the level of carbon was fast rising and that global warming was posssible and that it will have a huge impact on our future. Ways We Can Help There are many ways you could reduce your carbon footprint including : Burning less fossil fuels , and using less electricity. There for less coal would be used , which means less carbon dioxide would be consumed into our atomsphere. By using solar energy , wind energy, and reforestation we can reduce the carbon footprint world wide . Reducing the amount of carbon we put into our atmosphere will have little to no effect on our daily routines. We can accomplish many of our day to day activities without using electricity. In a greenhouse, energy from the sun passes through the glass and then is absorbed by the plants and anything else in the greenhouse. The absorbed energy is then converted into heat which warms the greenhouse. The greenhouse effect plays a big part in our climate as the atmosphere acts as the glass in a greenhouse. The green house effect makes our planet warm enough to support living things , but as we let carbon dioxide and other emissions into the air we are speeding up the process of global warming. Global Warming and the Carbon Footprint. Global Warming - the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere . In the future global warming will be greatly effected if we dont do anything about the carbon footprint. We may have extreme heat waves during the warmer seasons , and within the next 100 years the sea levels will approximatly rise by 49 cm. The sea levels rising could also lead to extreme costal flooding , over a greater area and higher elevation . Directly, the average Canadian produces about 5 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year . Indirectly each Canadian produces 24 tonnes of greenhouse gas's a year. As a country Canada produces 747 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in a year and we are the 13th largest producer of these emmissions in the world. Carbon credit is the quality of the greenhouse gas emmissions. They are measured in metric tonns. The Kyotto protcol uses carbon credits to help meet reduction targets with the countries involved. Thanks for Watching :) By: Katrina, Laura, and Susie Causes History Carbon Credits Canada and the Carbonfootprint Indirect Emissions Greenhouse Effect : Direct Emissions Effects
Transcript: DIRECTLY- DRIVEING MY CAR EVERYDAY !!=) INDIRECTLY- HAVEING TRUCKS BRING GOODS TO A SUPPER MARKETS! WHAT CAN YOU DO TO DECREASE YOUR CARBON FOOT PRINT? TRY NOT TO DRIVE SO MUCH!!!! THE AVERAGE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF THE COUNTRY!!! 20 TONS !!! HOW DOES CARBON DIOXIDE AFFECT THE ATMOSPHERE ??? CARBON DIOXIDE ALLOWS SUNLIGHT AND HEAT INTO THE AYMOSPHERE BUT DOESNT LET IT GET OUTCAUSEING THE EARTH TO HEAT UP !!! HOW DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY RELEASE CARBON DIOXIDE INTO THE ATMOSHERE WHAT IS CALCULATED INTO YOUR CARBON FOOT PRINT ? A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation. CARBON FOOTPRINT BY. LUKE HIGHLEY What is a carbon footprint
Transcript: Your Carbon Footprint Speed of Car Aggressive driving ( i.e. speeding, fast acceleration, and breaking) Dont exceed 60 mph No Idling Use cruise control Cost of Traveling When traveling, It will keep costs low if you reasearch the best possible routs to take. Less distance means less gas which in turn controls the carbon outake. Routes of Travel/ Traffic Depending on the distance of travel, you must evaluate the route . The amount of lights, number of stop signs, and congestion of the street can be big factors in how much gas is used. It is also easiest to check the local traffic reports to avoid that. Types of Cars 2012 Ford Focus 2012 Fiat 500 2011 Hyundai Elantra 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI Weather Checking your weather can always help you avoid stop - and - go traffic in snow, rain, sleet, or any other dangerous conditions. Fuel Sources Biomass Biofuels Task http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/drivehabits.shtml http://www.wichitaburner.com/alternativefuel/biomass.html http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/top-10-green-cars-7/
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