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Our Environment

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Melanie MacFarlane

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Our Environment
Table Of Contents
Abstract
Littering
Proposal to correct littering
Deforestation
Facts about deforestation
Proposal to correct deforestation
The carbon footprint
Our proposal to correct the carbon footprint
Summary
Translation
PSA
Abstract
Brookhaven College

A proposal to address todays most pressing global concerns

Melanie MacFarlane
Brittany Huff
Eileen Elizardo
Angie Hernandez
Cunekia Turner

Today there are many global issues concerning our environment and how we as humans affect it.
In order to avoid passing on thre problems to future generations, they must be addressed and resolved.
We have been generously given $750 billion to allocate towards effective ways of dealing with these problems.

Littering
Littering: a untidy place with a large number of objects
left lying about , clutter ( just the def.)

HOW HUMANS AFFECT THE ENVRONMENT

We as humans thoughtlessly everyday toss things outside onto the road while driving which is actually a environmental crime, which is a fine. If each of us apply basic knowledge about the effects that littering may have on our environment imagine how much the economy could save and could be used for other important services. Just towards our community and environment, littering is a direct financial cost to local and state government. littering also affects our waterways and storm water systems, makes one area look dirty then attracts more litter. Its definitely safe and crucial to keep our environment tidy!

FACTS
50% of littered items are cigarette butts (polluting the water we use)

The most valuable component littered the most was 55 billion discarded used aluminum beverage cans also weighing 810, 000 tons
How Do We Correct This?
To correct this issue, we would use $150 billion to build a company "GLOBAL TOP UP";
A government funded program to enrich the world and give wages to the unemployed to maintain and repair damaged areas. Only to make the world a beautiful place.
Deforestation is an important factor in global change. Forests are vital for us as they provide us with all of the things we need to live. They also play a huge role in the carbon cycle on our planet.
When forests are cut down, not only does carbon absorption cease, but also the carbon stored in the trees is released into the atmosphere as CO2 if the wood is burned or even if it is left to rot after the deforestation process.”
Deforestation continues to damage the atmosphere and is only continuing to do at a record high due to new construction, forest fires, etc. “It is estimated that more than 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide are released to the atmosphere due to deforestation, mainly the cutting and burning of forests every year.” If we’re not careful, simple things what we have and love will come to an end, clean air, homeopathic remedies and having a stable environment.
Ending deforestation is our best chance to preserve our world and preserve the forest communities. By doing that, we would be helping ease the issue that is becomes more and more of a


Deforestation
The first thing we would do, using $75 billion is create a new brand of funeral homes. Instead of the traditional casket and tombstone, a person would be buried in a biodegradable box with a tree. I think this will become population and it will drastically help the environment. Whenever some dies, a new tree will be
planted and our forests will be able to grow and thrive, like once before. This will also benefit the loved ones left behind. They will be able to visit their loves one and see how they are growing, which has be better than just looking at a tombstone. Trees have leaves, branches and roots that you can physically see, which will be a great selling point when starting this business and ultimately, ending deforestation.


We would then use $75 billion to financially reward companies who reduce their carbon footprint where it is needed most. One of the biggest issues we have are with big companies and their wood consumption. I would have companies report their footprint and whichever ones with the largest reduction and consumption will get an incentive. I think contributing to a company financially would be a great way to see an overall decrease, as well as the new day funeral homes. We will also use s $150 billion to invest in resource campaigns to spread national awareness, and tohelp replant new trees and keep them preserved.
The Carbon Footprint
What it is…

“The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities,

usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).”
The primary sources for carbon emissions are:

- Solid Fuels (35%) (Coal)

- Liquid Fuels (36%)(Oil/Petroleum)

- Gaseous Fuels (20%) (Natural Gas)

- Industrial gas emissions from manufacturing (less than 1%)

- Deforestation (5%)
We would utilize $150 million to create a bracelet that tracks how much carbon dioxide we are omitting into the environment individually. This will make individuals more aware of how much we are independently impacting our planet. The bracelet will easily connect to our phones via Bluetooth on an easy to read dashboard. We will also
make the public aware of easy ways to reduce our own carbon footprint through advertising. Steps
that will not only impact our environment in a positive way, will benefit oneself. Simple steps like taking the stairs rather than the elevator, which in the long run will benefit your health. Another
measure to take would be carpooling to work or school, which could potentially create a great
opportunity for networking.
There are swaths that are knocked down the size of Panama every single year.

Fewer forests means larger amounts of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere—and increased speed and severity of global warming.
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Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night
References
National Geographic Partners. "Deforestation Facts, Deforestation Information, Effects of Deforestation - National Geographic." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2016. <http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/deforestation-overview/>.

"Time for Change." What Is a Carbon Footprint. Web. 14 Mar. 2016.
"CARBON FOOTPRINT FACTS AND STATISTICS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW."
OneTreePlanted. Web. 14 Mar. 2016.

"Weather Information." Climate and Weather. N.p., 2014. Web. 13 Mar. 2016

http://www.litteritcostsyou.org/9-interesting-facts-and-statistics-about-littering/




Despite the many ways that we as a society have “gone green”, there are still many aspects of our environment that we as humans cause harm to.
Therefore, we would like to contribute our help to the environment by raising awareness about the importance of taking care of our environment.
We will use $750 billion in total to assist in helping us correct and solve these issues.
We as humans have a moral obligation to take care of the earth we live on. It is our home!

Summary

Non obstante quod multis ut societas "egressi viridi " environment quod rationes plures adhuc homines obesse .
Ergo conferre volumus nostra auxilium sublato ambitu curae nostrae conscii de momentum elit.
Nos uti tota auxilia auxilia billion $ DCCL recte solvere quaestiones.
Nos homines habent in terra vivimus officii curam . It est nostris !
Translation of Summary
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