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CRW1 (Fri) Unit 5 Environment

April 27, 2018

The homework for next Friday is as follows:

Are you (through your lifestyle/consumption) environmentally friendly? Why or why not? Explain.

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  1. HeeYongLee permalink
    April 30, 2018 2:19 am

    ‘Environmentally friendly’ is a term which indicates a person or a stuff that affects less or no harm to ecosystems or the environment. Through my lifestyle, I think I am quite an environmentally friendly person. There are few reasons I think like this.

    Firstly, I recycle properly. As time goes by, there are many types of materials in the world. Therefore, it is pretty difficult for the people to recycle all kinds of stuff correctly these days. However, under the influence of my strict parents, I am used to recycling trash regularly and properly.

    Secondly, I usually do not eat a beef which causes the most bad effect on environment among many kinds of meat. When cows fart, they emit methane gas. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that causes global warming. Also, eating beef causes extreme environmental damage because people need very spacious place to graze a herd of cattle. So, people cut down a lot of trees to make many extensive gardens.

    Lastly, I never smoke. Some people may cannot understand how not-smoking is related to protecting environment. But, if we look at many smokers around us, they usually drop the cigarette butt and just smash it after smoking and then leave. Even there is a trash bin near them, they rarely throw away into it. Cigarette butts are not only harmful to the environment but also can start a fire.

    In sum, I think I am environmentally friendly. Conscientiously, I cannot stick to my resolutions always. But I always try to keep environment and to be a environmentally friendly person.

  2. YOUNGAN LEE permalink
    April 30, 2018 7:19 pm

    I think, i am not environmentally friendly.
    I have never bought any environmentally friendly products. Because i don’t think it’s special.
    Also, i often do activities that do not consider about environment. Such as throwing away trash on the street or do not recycle. However if i think about environment, i thinks it’s right to be an environmentally friendly person. Therefore i’ll try make efforts that make environmentally-friendly tendency.

  3. whoru permalink
    May 3, 2018 3:43 pm

    I don’t think I’m an environmentally friendly person. Here are the reasons why I think so.
    Firstly, I tend to lose things easily. For instance, I lost four earphones in this year so I buy new earphones evertime I lost them and I get a lot of garbage like a wrapping box. Moreover, I bought a new wallet because I lost mine a while ago, but I found it the next day. Secondly, I like to buy new things.I usually buy a new product, even if I don’t need one. After all, I often use things like that once or twice and I keep them in my room.
    Finally, I like to go shopping. I especially like to shop on the Internet, and I order things on the Internet more than twice a month. This creates a lot of garbage, such as delivery boxes and packaging materials.
    For this reasons, I think I’m not environmentally friendly person. Nevertheless, I’m making some efforts to be an environmentally friendly person. For example, I often use personal cup or tumbler in cafe to reduce paper cup usage. Also, I sometimes put out my clothes that I don’t wear at flea market.

  4. sdnjadnjkawfnajnfjn permalink
    May 3, 2018 4:54 pm

    I would call myself an environmentally friendly person if the word ” environmentally friendly ” means a person who doesn’t pollute the environment and who spends or does things by thinking about nature first. Because when I buy things, I consider whether they will have an adverse environmental impact. For example, consider environmental considerations first by favoring products from companies that use eco-friendly materials. Next, I do a thorough separation collection to live an environmentally friendly life. In order to prevent environmental pollution, I must separate the garbage because I know it will happen if the garbage is not collected separately. Lastly, I tend to use public transportation to live an eco-friendly life. I chose to use public transportation because it reduces air pollution. For the above reasons I think I am environmentally friendly.

  5. Park permalink
    May 3, 2018 8:23 pm

    I can call myself an environmentally friendly person for two reasons. First of all, I prefer to use reusable bags instead of the plastic bags. In my country, South Korea, people consume tons of plastic bags in the grocery stores every day. This is not good for the environment as plastic bags can suffocate animals who might eat them. Also, it takes centuries for the bags to decompose. Therefore, using reusable bag can reduce the amount of plastic bag being used and protect the environment. Furthermore, I always prefer to walk or ride a bicycle to the school instead of using transportations like car or motorcycle. In South Korea, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the cars is 11.75 metric tons which is relatively larger than the other countries like Japan. Carbon dioxide is a chemical substance that increases the greenhouse effect. Due to carbon dioxide, more heat is trapped by the atmosphere which cause a increase in global temperature known as global warming. Therefore, riding cycle or walk instead of using car definitely protects the environment. For these reasons, I can consider myself as an environmentally friendly person.

  6. peppermint permalink
    May 3, 2018 9:37 pm

    After reading all kinds of books about environmental contamination with my family with no particular reason, I came to the conclusion that there were some problem with our lifestyle that mainly was the cause of diverse defilement. So, my family and I decided to change our life style into an eco-friendly one in an affordable way that does not bring annoyance through life time.
    Here are some changes we have made for our little “project”.
    In order to get warm water from the bathroom, we have to wait for a while, for at first, cold water comes out. But have you ever thought of that water, ‘what a waste!’? I have. So our family bought two big buckets and had them placed in our bathroom floor. We always fill in the bucket with that cold water until the hot water comes out whenever we have to take a shower or wash our hands- stuff like that.
    Another way of our effort in trying to protect the natural resources is we all use glass rather than plastic or disposable products. Plastic can cause unusual things to our body. It is quite dangerous to our body: especially when hot substances are near any kinds of plastic, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, known as the EDC, oozes out from the plastic material. And the process of how the plastic is made is not very sanitate, either. So our family all try to use glass instead of plastic. Like for example, we bring our own glass bowsl to the restaurant where plastic is mainly used for serving.
    Also, our family are vegetarians. We learned from a book that breeding livestock needs a lot of environmental resources- especially water. Sure, we all need water- we drink all the time! And those livestocks might get deadly thirsty- I mean they have to stay in a very, VERY tiny space together, and they have thick leather among their body, so they might get pretty hot in there. But all the water does not literally go into those livestocks’ body. All the water is for their grains. I’ve heard that the amount of water that is needed for harvesing all those foder can actually make an enormous vessel float with no difficulties. And eating meat is not a recommended way in maintaining our good health.
    So, I think my lifestyle is quite environmentally friendly; compared to those people around me.

  7. mminn permalink
    May 3, 2018 10:49 pm

    I think that I am not quite environmentally friendly because my petty actions have a negative impact on environment. I will explain why I am not environmentally friendly through some of my lifestyle.
    First, I leave the faucet running while I brush my teeth because I am annoyed with turning off the faucet. While I brush my teeth, using a cup and turning off the tap will save 11 liters of water a minute. My little action can save water like this, but I am wasting water because it is annoying.
    Second, I use a paper bag or plastic bag when I carry groceries. These bags can not be reused, so they are the main cause of environmental pollution. Using cloth bags or re-usable canvas tote-bags is a way to reduce environment pollution, but I usually use the paper bag or plastic bag because I am comfortable.
    Last, I usually eat beef, but it also causes environmental pollution. Cattles emit methane gas, which causes global warming. The amount of methane emitted by cattle on Earth is equivalent to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, eating beef is moving away from environmentally friendly behavior.
    In sum, I think I have a negative impact on the planet. I must be aware that my trivial actions may be negative for the global environmental and I should try to be an environmentally friendly person.

  8. May 3, 2018 11:59 pm

    Gi Hee Oh
    If product, service or behavior is designed not to do harm to the environment, we say it is environmentally friendly. Do you think you are environmentally friendly? Why/ why not
    Environment has been undergone massive destruction by human activities. Human activities, such as pollution and trash, have accelerated global warming, which leads to increasing the temperature. Scientists warned that continuation of destructive lifestyles will lead to tremendous catastrophe to humanity. Although many claim that humans are leading toward sustainable lifestyles, I would constantly damage environment unless I give eveything I have indulged.

    People misconceived simplicity poverty as sustainable lifestyle. Simplicity poverty often focuses on changing resource, such as converting to renewable energy. Simplicity poverty promotes eco-friendly lives, stating that we are moving to down-sizing lives. However, riding electricity car and visiting local market is ignoring core problem. First, it is misconception that these lifestyles will lead to bright future. Making electricity car will need manufacturing process and it can be led to another massive environmental destruction as it requires factory to produce emission. Therefore, simplicity poverty cannot be solution environmental problem.

    Therefore, if we want to live eco-friendly lives, we need to change our paradigm to reduce minimum pollution rather than producing more pollution than we do. Therefore, protecting environment is beyond individual’s effort but we need to constantly seek for structural solution and global as a whole.

  9. song ji yeon permalink
    May 4, 2018 12:42 am

    I wouldn’t call myself environmentally friendly. In past, i used to save paper, water. But, as i grow older, i have started to waste everything unconsciously. I have three reasons for not being environmentally friendly.
    First, i used to waste much water when i brush my teeth with no thinking about waste. Also, when i go to toilet for physiological problems, i usually waste much garbage ineffeciently. I used to use waste paper by rolling much paper. Sometimes, i felt that i was using waste paper and water, but it has become a habit, i have not fixed it yet.
    Second, when i use my charter for charging cellphone, though it has become 100%, i just tend to put it away. So, it has occasion to chage cellphone all day. it is waste. Also, i usually use notebook all day with state which is fully charged. I use too much electricity by using electronic product.
    Third, i used to buy so many goods regardless of necessity. When i buy many goods, it used to be fully in my room. It will trigger waste of resources.
    In conclusion, i think that i am person who makes earth dirty. Thus, i am not environmentally friendly. Because of using much water and garbage, it neccessary to try to save them.

  10. Oreo O's permalink
    May 4, 2018 1:03 am

    Through my lifestyle, I can find a lot of things that I am ‘environmentally friendly’ and not that. In other words, I’m occasionally environmentally friendly and there are several reasons that why I am eco-friendly and why sometimes I am not.
    There are two reasons why I am not ecofriendly.
    First, I don’t meticulously separate or send out the recyclable wastes. I feel annoying to classify the plastic bottles, cans, papers, and glass bottles. So I put all the wastes in the garbage bag and throw away at once. And this lifestyle incurs tremendous cost to separate recyclable things from general wastes.
    Second, I don’t mind whether the product that I’m about to buy is exaggerated packaging or not. Although there are alternatives that support nature and the process is eco-friendly, it seems to me that there are no evident differences between the over-packed good and eco-friendly one.
    Also, there are two reasons why I am environmentally friendly.
    First of all, I prefer buying organic foods instead of buying non-organic products. According to Timescore , farmers who grow non-organic food use many chemicals that hurt the environment. However, organic foods are produced by organic farming technique and it minimizes the environmental pollution and preserves nature.
    Secondly, whenever I go shopping, I always take my shopping bag and this lifestyle makes me reduce using plastic bag. It is hard to disintegrate plastics and it needs a lot of spending time and money. Sometimes plastics never biodegradable and wild animals of mountains and seas eat plastics by mistake. It is dangerous for them and many people claim that it is even dangerous for human. Therefore to prevent the situation, it is important to reduce the number of using plastic bags and I make efforts to do as above.

  11. MSee permalink
    May 4, 2018 1:25 am

    Through my lifestyle and consumption, I think I am living pretty environmentally-friendly. There are some evidence in my life.
    First of all, I use a shopping basket instead of a non-renewable plastic bag when I go shopping. There are some baskets that I received as a gift from markets. Some consumers don’t bring their own baskets and buy a plastic bag every time. But it requires money and doesn’t help environment. So I think my behavior can reduce waste.
    I also give empty lotion bottles to the store. It is the trend of these days. Many stores are now doing this kind of event to save our environment. After I use a lotion at all, I give the bottles to the store instead of just throwing away. I can also get some membership points from doing this behavior.
    Lastly, I bring my own tumbler when I go to the class. Usually there are paper cups on the water purifier. But I fill my tumbler with water instead of using a non-renewable paper cup.
    Looking back on my experience and lifestyle, I think I am an environmentally-friendly person.

  12. I_kite permalink
    May 4, 2018 3:14 am

    I think ‘environmentally friendly person’ is a person who does not harm the environment. But, I have some influence on environmental pollution. So I would say that i’m not environmentally friendly person. There are three reasons about this.
    First, I prefer disposable items due to convenience. Especially, It’s more comfortable to use disposable items than using reusable products in dormitory. But, these cause environment pollution. That is because these can not be recycled.
    Second, I use a lot of synthetic detergent and shampoo. Sometimes I even wash my hair twice a day using shampoo and conditioner. These are made of chemicals and can cause water pollution. But, I use a lot of shampoo because my hair is long and thick. Besides shampoo, I use many products with lots of chemicals such as cosmetics and detergent.
    Lastly, I often leave food in the restaurant. Environmental pollution is caused by the process of treating food waste. Especially, this problem is getting worse today. Recently, many people leave food in restaurant like me, so they are asked to impose environment charges. I even usually impose them.
    For this reasons, i am not sure to say that I am an environmentally friendly person. I am affecting environmental pollution in my daily life. But i have to try to be environmentally friendly.

  13. Ksp permalink
    May 4, 2018 8:01 am

    Since the environment problems became more serious issues, the world is suggesting people to live environmentally friendly. But I think I’m not that kind of person they try to find. There are some reasons why I am not environmentally friendly person.
    First, I am not sensitive at using resources like water or paper that needs to be used carefully. When I prepare to go out, I am usually concentrated on preparing fastly so when I take a shower or wash my hair I tend to waste a large amount of water. Also when the water that I had to drink is lukewarm, I sometimes just throw them away and get a cold glass of water. Also when I use notebook because it has many pages left I tend to use the paper very inefficiently. I don’t try to use them densely.
    Second, I use bus when I come to school. It’s good for the environment to use our own feet or using bicycles because buses discharges exhaust fumes. Because I do not live in the dormitory or near by school, I must take a bus to school. So I think I am not environmentally friendly everyday I come to school.
    Finally, I sometimes have a hardtime not making trashes when I live. It’s good not to make trashes for the environment. Because most of the trashes we make are not easy to be naturally degraded. Today we have lot of product made of plastics which is hard to degrade in nature. But I often get many of the plastic trashes when I visit stores. I sometimes forget to bring my own eco-bag and get a plastic bag to take the product that I have bought.
    In conclusion, I think I’m not the environmentally friendly person which the world needs. But I will consistently try hard not to waste the resources and not to use vechicles that cause air pollution.

  14. mei permalink
    May 4, 2018 9:35 am

    I think I’m environmentally friendly. First, I love animals and I’m learning their characteristic by books or videos. One of my favorite animals, barn owls are losing their residence because of excessive logging. When I heard about it, I resolved to stop abusing paper. For example, When I want to read book, I went to library and read books. And I used eco bag instead of plastic or paper bag. And I tend to use reusable paper instead of buying new notebook. I also use textbook very cleanly to sell next year. Oppositely, I bought some second-hand books.
    Through lifestyle, my parents always told me do not buy needless product. So until now, I buy something very carefully. I have little makeup tools which really need for me. I use my cellphone for three years. My behavior can still harm environment, but I will try to maintain pure nature constantly.

  15. Kim Ji Woo permalink
    May 4, 2018 10:34 am

    In for these few decades, people destroyed environment in many ways. They throw a trash and pollute air condition and so on. Therefore, some people suggest that we should live eco friendly living. It means life that doesn’t much harmful to environment. Seen from my experience, I think I am environmentally friendly person. There are some reasons that demonstrate I’m eco friendly.
    Firstly, I try to buy used product. Buying used product can prevent wasteful unnecessary garbage. So burning garbage that causes global warming don’t needed. I used web site ‘used product world’ which is web cafe that can buy or sell used products.
    Secondly, I usually do recycling. In my house, my family throw trash according kinds of trash such as paper, plastic, vinyl. Every Monday we used to put out the garbage into recycling bin. This can be helpful to recycling because people engaged in recycling can divide garbage into some groups of same kind.
    Lastly, I eat organic food. Organic food is food that doesn’t cause any harm to environment. It is because it do not need agricultural pesticides and chemicals which can be dangerous to soil. I can find these foods by finding mark on the product. Organic mark is labeled by some specialists, so we can eat this food with an easy mind.
    Over three reasons that I am environmental friendly can be needed in our society. These can be practiced well because it is not hard for us. These are not need many efforts. We can keep the environment with these trivial things in daily.

  16. Gongcha permalink
    May 4, 2018 11:29 am

    As environmental pollution has become visible in recent years, many movements are being made for the environment. Under the influence of such moves, I have been performing small practices for the environment in my own way.
    Firstly, I don’t waste energy. We use diverse forms of energy everyday such as water, electricity, heating, etc. The use of these energy has a significant effect on the environment. Although we cannot stop using these energy, we can conserve our energy. So I use a cup brushing my teeth and turn off the water when I soap my teeth. Also not only I always turn off the light when I leave the room but also I usually put on a layer of clothes rather than turning on the heat when the weather is cold.
    Secondly, I use a cotton pad for my menstrual cycle instead of a disposable one. Women use an average of 25 disposable sanitary pads during their menstrual cycle about five days a month. This is a serious waste, not only environmentally but also economically. Also this is not good for our health. So I have used my cotton sanitary pads for the environment and for myself, although it is a bother to wash.
    Thirdly, I have bought products which is made by companies that care about the environment. For instance, the cosmetic brand ‘innisfree’, I’ve been using for years is an environmentally conscious company. The company adopts ‘empty bottle collection project’ which gives you points if you bring the empty bottles. And they uses recycled paper bags and packaging materials. I’ve been using this brand for more than seven years because I’m so impressed with its environmental thinking.
    Consequently, although my small practices may be very small compared to those of environmental campaigners who are passionately devoted to the environment, I believe that these small practices are positively affecting the environment.

  17. ykkong permalink
    May 4, 2018 12:37 pm

    Being environmentally friendly means getting along well with the natural environment without polluting it. From this point of view, there are some things that we are environmentally friendly in our lives : For example, there are no illegal dumping, using recycled materials, and Waste sorting.

    I guess I’ve made an environmentally friendly choice so far to tell whether I’m environmentally friendly or not. There are several reasons why I have made this choice. First of all, my parents teach me to be enviromentally friendly. Since my childhood, my parents have been strongly disciplined to always dump trash in garbage cans. As a result, it was natural for me to put the garbage in my pocket when it was created and then throw it away when I saw the trash can around. Furthermore, when I saw the garbage being dumped on the ground around me, I even picked it up to the trash can.

    Also, my mom always made me practice the Waste sorting. Currently, waste sorting is legally required and all houses are doing it. However, our house did waste sorting before the system was organized as it is now. As I have learned to sort the waste of the food I eat or throw away, the habit of separate collection is embedded in my body. The fact that I am in charge of the separate collection of our house nowdays is evidence that I am still responsible for the separate collection of our house.

    My family chooses recycled goods if they have the same quality. Recycling means waste materials that can be repurposed or recycled. This is because it helps prevent limited resources from being wasted and reduces environmental pollution. For this reason, my family uses recycled products even if they are a little bit more expensive. The evidence is that even after I came to college, I buy and use recycled paper.

    Judging by these behaviors, I must be making an environmentally friendly choice. However, I also make mistakes. When I was too tired after drinking, or wearing pocketless clothes, I tried to let trash fall from my hands. This must be kept secret. I think people including me should think green even at this moment. If you think that One of me will be fine, it will lead to serious environmental pollution.

  18. sineddluna permalink
    May 4, 2018 2:43 pm

    Through my lifestyle, I think I am an environmentally friendly person. There are few reasons I think like this.
    Firstly, Before throwing away trash, I always separate trash. It is regularity in my lifestyle. It can be helpful for decreasiong the volume of waste to be fired. Then, It can also make less carbon dioxide and delay grobal warming.
    Secondly, I like plants. I used to grow tomatoes and morning glory on the balkony. These days, I also grow my own vegetables and fruit like tomatoes and lettuce to eat. In addition, I also grow mossball which be named as ‘marimo’. I don’t want ruin ecosystem. I like to watch and experience ecosystem. It is my happiness. Growing plants can be helpful for decreasing carbon dioxide.
    Finally, I like vegetables more than meat because they are easy to digest. This consumption can be helpful for environment. Because the livestock itself is another contributor to the environmental harm.
    Consequently, although my acts are tiny, I think that these acts are environmentally friendly through my lifestyle and consumption. The environment is changing as positive way like these ways. I hope my acts to be helpful for ecosystem.

  19. sineddluna permalink
    May 4, 2018 2:44 pm

    Through my lifestyle and consumption, I think I am an environmentally friendly person. There are few reasons I think like this.
    Firstly, Before throwing away trash, I always separate trash. It is regularity in my lifestyle. It can be helpful for decreasiong the volume of waste to be fired. Then, It can also make less carbon dioxide and delay grobal warming.
    Secondly, I like plants. I used to grow tomatoes and morning glory on the balkony. These days, I also grow my own vegetables and fruit like tomatoes and lettuce to eat. In addition, I also grow mossball which be named as ‘marimo’. I don’t want ruin ecosystem. I like to watch and experience ecosystem. It is my happiness. Growing plants can be helpful for decreasing carbon dioxide.
    Finally, I like vegetables more than meat because they are easy to digest. This consumption can be helpful for environment. Because the livestock itself is another contributor to the environmental harm.
    Consequently, although my acts are tiny, I think that these acts are environmentally friendly through my lifestyle and consumption. The environment is changing as positive way like these ways. I hope my acts to be helpful for ecosystem.

    • sineddluna permalink
      May 4, 2018 2:45 pm

      Through my lifestyle and consumption, I think I am an environmentally friendly person. There are few reasons I think like this.
      Firstly, Before throwing away trash, I always separate trash. It is regularity in my lifestyle. It can be helpful for decreasiong the volume of waste to be fired. Then, It can also make less carbon dioxide and delay grobal warming.
      Secondly, I like plants. I used to grow tomatoes and morning glory on the balkony. These days, I also grow my own vegetables and fruit like tomatoes and lettuce to eat. In addition, I also grow mossball which be named as ‘marimo’. I don’t want ruin ecosystem. I like to watch and experience ecosystem. It is my happiness. Growing plants can be helpful for decreasing carbon dioxide.
      Finally, I like vegetables more than meat because they are easy to digest. This consumption can be helpful for environment. Because the livestock itself is another contributor to the environmental harm.
      Consequently, although my acts are tiny, I think that these acts are environmentally friendly through my lifestyle and consumption. The environment is changing as positive way like these ways. I hope that my acts be helpful for ecosystem.

  20. May 4, 2018 2:54 pm

    I think I am not environmentally friendly. Because I don’t recognize that I have to do something eco- friendly action such like contributing money to protect the enviroment and searching the eco friendly company when I buy something so on. However it doesn’t mean that I don’t have any attention on environment. I usually, even if not always, recycle and throw trash away in a garbage can. It might be the product of education since childhood. Don’t throw away garbage anywhere, do save the water, do recycle, don’t leave the food, ect. Something is pretty carried out, but somthing is not. I think it is more important to recognize the need to save environment than just education what I have to do.

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