The GatesburgGoGreen Initiative is a good idea. Americans are currently recycling in many towns and cities across the United States. We all want to improve the environment and save our landfills, but at what cost? I don 't believe we need a new law stating that we have to recycle.
During school, we 've always been taught a little about pollution, how to recycle and even practiced a few things that will help improve this issue. This has been an ongoing issue for years and it can make some feel like what 's the use of trying to make a change now. Don 't get me wrong, things have been done, but more could be done as well. I myself could make a few changes too. If we really researched the damage that these things are doing to our precious earth we would want to do more. People would be surprised at the number of cans and bottles we waste everyday. "Plastic water bottles, one after another ---- 80 million of them get tossed every day" stated Mckibben. Many businesses that support recycling now have separate bins with labels such as plastic, paper, or cans. Although these bins are available, we still find those who still throw those items in the trash. If people took reducing the amount of waste we produce as serious as they take shopping and games we would have definitely seen more improvement since this essay was written in 2009. It 's never too late to make a change. “We may have waited too long—we may have wasted on last good chance. It’s possible the planet will keep warming and the economy keep sinking no matter what. But perhaps not – and we seem ready to shoot for something noble their than the hyper-consumerism that’s wasted so much of the last few decades” stated Mckibben. It 's never too late to take care of our earth so that our
$ 31 billion worth of food is trashed every year in Canada. We on average throw out 1 in 5 bags of groceries. Many commercial companies and our government are ignoring this problem while the rest of the world has started to take action.
Animals being effected by trash, such as plastic, ending up in the ocean, the forest, and neighborhood parks are being quickly wiped
Q1. Explain the differences between the private sector, the public sector and the voluntary sector. (1.1)
We live in a world where marine life eat our trash, while at the same time, people go days without having something to eat. It is a sad but devastating reality. Everyday the world’s oceans continue to become a universal junkyard. Marine pollution continues to grow exponentially on the one resource that separates us from the rest of the universe. On land, there is a different problem. Hundreds of thousands of people go to bed every night without food. We not only want to fix both of these issues, we need to. BlueGold is our non-profit organization that helps homeless people living near coastal cities receive food while collecting trash from the beach. Our goal is to not only clean up the ocean, but also help feed those who go hungry due to monetary incapabilities. Thus, we are able to tackle two ongoing problems in the world today, hunger and marine pollution.
Thomas Morton’s article, Oh This Is Great, wants people to have a greater understanding on what’s going in our world.People need to understand that our ocean is a pile of trash. As Morton stated, “The ocean is downstream of everything.” Considering the fact, people are thoughtlessly tossing their trash onto the floor, are sadly ending up into the ocean- where our food chain is greatly affected by. Therefore, being aware of where our trash in ending up will change the views on people’s perspective. If we are continuing to throw trash everywhere we are technically “eating our own refuse.” As we throw trash on to the floor, it will end up in the ocean causing it to get suck into the jellyfish’s mouth. Then, little fishes will begin to consume
Texas became a US state on December 29th, 1845. Many people know how Texas was originally Mexican territory, and how there were many battles between the Mexicans and Texans to officially claim the land. Unfortunately, some of those battles have been overlooked or forgotten, even though they played a big role in Texas history. (Last sentence in progress).
According to the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy (CCSCE), as of 2013, Texas has the 14th largest economy in the world. In fact, Texas has a GDP of $1.2 trillion, which comprises about 8% of the United States GDP. This income is largely the result of Texas’ large oil industry. In addition to oil, Texas has a strong agricultural system and could thrive off of the exportation of these resources. In terms of geography, Texas is ideally located next to the Gulf of Mexico, which would aid in the exportation and importation of goods. Furthermore, due to its large amount of land, Texas would rank as the 40th largest nation if it
Texas was given its toponym from the word “Tejas”, meaning “friends” or “allies”. The place name indicates that a confederacy of multiple Southeastern Native American tribes, called the Caddo Nation, were the first to settle in Texas, since the word “Tejas” derives from the Caddo language. Texas borders Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Texas’s proximity to Louisiana allows access to the Port of South Louisiana, New Orleans, Shreveport and Baton Rouge. The Port of South Louisiana is the 4th biggest volume shipping port in the world and the largest bulk cargo port in the world and the three cities have a thriving film industry. Additionally, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma has the largest livestock markets in the world and Little Rock in Arkansas
The amount of plastic products that ended up in the ocean as of 2015 are quite high. How high you may ask yourself? No not 1 million but 9 million tons of plastic waste laid in the ocean as of 2015. Who could be responsible for most of this plastic in the ocean? Surprisingly its china, they are responsible for 2.4 million tons per year. That 's 30 percent of the global total. The top countries most responsible for the plastic pollution issue are as following, China, The Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Bangladesh.What are we gonna do about it? Switch bag materials or don 't even provide bags just make the people bring their own bags and then they can continue to reuse them and then we won 't have the issue of plastic ending up in the ocean. Innocent animals we haven 't even discovered yet are dying because people can 't walk 10 feet to a trash can. If you could save your mothers life by walking a couple yards to the nearest trash can would you? Of course you would! Dumping plastics into our oceans is a huge problem for our environment and the people that live in it.
I. Attention Getter: (History) Love Canal- Niagara Falls, NY hooker company dump site 1920’s ,1952 school board $1 contaminated cancer; birth defects
Have you ever wondered what grocery stores would do without plastic bags? Stores would have to start using reusable bags and without the plastic bags there would be less liter. Other people all around the world are having a debate whether they should ban plastic bags or not. Many people are taking the ban very seriously and believe that they should ban the plastic bags. The U.S. should ban plastic bags because they cause litter, they cost too much, and they can damage to marine life and livestock.
Nearly everyday in our lives, we see banners, magazines, newspapers, as well as posters telling us to be environmental friendly and to stop pollution. But do people listen to the advices? Do people realize that pollution is one of the biggest global killers? Pollution is the number 1 cause of death in the developing world; it kills approximately 10 million people every year. It’s hard to tell when and where pollution began. When a volcano erupts, it sends toxic gas into our atmosphere causing air pollution, meaning that pollution has always existed on Earth. But, the cause of pollution becoming the number 1 cause of death is not because of natural disasters. It’s because of us, humans. Every day activities
People tend to consume a lot, when there is consumption, there is waste – and that waste becomes a big problem that needs taken care of, which costs a lot of time, space and resources. If not managed, in turn, the world that we live in will become a hazardous place for all living things. According to the World Bank, people throughout the world, “spend $2.3 trillion a year on food and beverages alone” (Global Consumption Database, 2018), that is quite a lot. In addition to that, the world count mentions that, “we throw out over 50 tons of household waste every second. A number that will double by 2030” (The World Counts, 2018).