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Transcript of Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living -
A lifestyle that tries to reduce the use of
Earth's resources and minimize polution
There are many ways to live
a sustainable lifestyle.
materials from older homes and buildings that were
torn down or remodeled
materials from cars, trains, trucks, boats, and more
This home uses
recycled car tires,
stuffed with cans and bottles and wood from an old house
Energy Efficient Building Materials
Materials that keep the heat inside during the winter and
the cold inside during the summer.
This uses the heater and air conditioning systems much less
or not at all.
The homes have solar panels and windmills for electricity.
Solar water heaters
less gasoline used to transport it
Organic / Bio
no pesticides (chemicals that kill insects)
no chemical fertilizerers
Grown in and around the home.
Food plants used as landscaping and decoration
Choosing ways to travel that reduce or
do not add carbon to the atmosphere.
Ex: Biking, walking, public bus/tram,
Collect rainwater for household use and watering plants.
Grey Water - water from the sinks and shower
Used to water plants, flows to toilets
Black Water - water from toilets
naturally treated by a local septic tank
fertilizes the soil
South Facing Windows
Summer - the sun is high in the sky and does not shine directly inside, keeping it cool.
Winter - the sun is low in the sky and shines into the home, warming it
They do not need to get electricity or gas from
an outside company and/or burn fossil fuels
Solar panels and windmills do not produce greenhouse gasses
materials that can be easily grown ex: bamboo
less gasoline used to transport them
less gasoline used to transport
New materials come from sources that are easy to replace.
Ex: Bamboo - it grows very fast and is very strong
It can be as simple as using used door handles, lights and furniture.
These things from taking up space in a landfill or trash dump
New resources being used to make new things
Fossil fuels burned for electricity to make things
These Youtube videos explain how one house was made to be
Reusing storage containers instead of throwing them away.
Buying food in bulk without plastic or glass containers.
Orgainic waste - trash that used to be alive
Ex: apple core, banana peel, chicken bones
Organic trash is put in a compost pile or container where it is turned into nutritious soil for their plants.
Homes are build with lots of insulation.
Insulators of heat do not let heat go though easily.
Insulation keeps the heat inside in the winter,
and keeps the heat outside in the summer.