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CRW1 (M/W class) Unit 5 Environment

April 30, 2018

The homework for this Wednesday is as follows:

What steps can you take individually to help protect the environment?

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  1. YUYU permalink
    May 1, 2018 3:15 pm

    We need to stop using chemicals to protect the environment. We don’t think it’s a personal issue when it comes to chemicals. However, we use chemicals very much in our real lives. Even though we are not aware of it, our daily necessities such as detergent and shampoo are chemicals. It is not a natural ingredient, so it can flow into rivers and pollute the water. Contaminated water can eventually rotate in the ecosystem and negatively affect all parts of the environment. So we can use ways to reduce the use of chemicals in our daily lives as the easiest and most powerful individual measure.

  2. heeyeonkoo permalink
    May 1, 2018 8:34 pm

    I think three steps acted by individual could help to protect the environment. First of all, lessening to eat the meat like beef would be the most effective step that we can do normally in life. Actually, beefs has gotten from the cows that usually generate methane by burping after they had digested. Methane make the environment worse, so i think we yshould reduce to eat the meat although meat-lovers would sad about this. Secondly, doing recycle regularly would be good one. I heard that if we don’t separate and send out the recyclable waste correctly, those waste would contaminate the environment because of wrong treatment to them. So just recycling properly would make big changes to the society. Last one is decreasing the number of using shampoos and synthetic detergent. They are mostly made of chemical materials. So if you think about the water environment, you might reduce to do shampoo on your hair. It seems to me that these three steps would be practical in real life.

  3. Hyein_Kim permalink
    May 1, 2018 9:03 pm

    We have to protect the environment because nature ia an indispensable part of human life. First, we have to recycle waste to reduce the amount of waste. Environment will be more clean through decreasing the amount of waste. Second, we have to reduce the number of times a cars is used. This is because the smoke of automobiles causes air pollution. In conclusion, we must protect environment as though it was part of ours.

  4. cotton candy permalink
    May 1, 2018 9:07 pm

    I think there are about 2 typical things we can do for the environment. First, we can use public transportation such as bus, subway and so on. Of course including bicycle. Main reason for the air pollution has many relations with cars. So If we reduce the amount of cars on the road, the pollution will be eased. And as for bicycle, we can also expect the improvement of our health. Second, we have to make sure taking good care of the garbage. I think recycling is very very important for our environment. We can save not only the environment but also huge finances for the garbage. In conclusion, using public transoportation and recycling would be great solution for the environment which has big crisis.

  5. cherry blossom permalink
    May 1, 2018 9:16 pm

    I would recommend that using a water bottle instead of disposable paper cups. You can easily see lots of coffee shops in streets as the number of coffee drinkers in South Korea has been steadily increasing. But people tend to be insensitive to disposable paper cups. Coffee shops also prefer using disposable cups as they don’t need to wash the cups. However, some of coffee shops are trying to reduce using disposable paper cups by offering discounts for customers who use their own water bottles. Though not many people bring their own tumbler, we can make a change by constant interest and involvement. Government have to encourage companies to reduce using disposable cups by giving tax breaks. Coffee shops also need to conduct a campaign to promote using tumblers. It can lead to creating eco-friendly image to their customers. Also people are able to become energy conservative themselves. Moreover, selling their own tumbler also help to have positive influences on corporate profits. For instance, some collectors struggle to get new Starbucks tumblers in each season. Likewise, using a water bottle instead of disposable paper cups can produce positive outcomes in many ways.

  6. cheese permalink
    May 1, 2018 11:24 pm

    As we all know now, environment pollution problems like global warming are getting serious in our society. Some people may not think there are something that individuals can do in this circumstances, but there are many things that we can do individually for our environment. The first thing an individual can do for the environment is to reduce the use of disposable products. In our daily lives, we use many cafe’s disposable cups, disposable containers for food delivery, and vinyl. Especially in Korea, many disposable cafe cups are used, even if we could see many people carries a disposable cafe cup when they are on the street. One small habit like each individual carries a personal tumbler to drink cafe’s beverage can greatly reduce the use of these disposable cups. Also, avoid restaurants that use disposable containers is important to our environment and it would be very helpful for the environment to think more when we use vinyl in our home. Another way to save environment is reducing the use of micro-plastic products. Our cosmetics, detergents, and toothpaste have micro-plastic pieces called microbade. These pieces are so small that they cause water pollution by passing through sewage filtration systems. As a result, being a green consumer by using non-microbade, natural material products is good for our environment. The last way to be eco-friendly is to avoid eating meat. Methane gas, one of the main causes of global warming, is mainly produced by cows. But globally the consumption of meat is increasing, and that means that the methane gas is also increasing. In fact, reducing meat consumption even in person, will help the environment. There are a lot more things we can do for the environment and I think it’s more important to do these things rather than just knowing about them.

  7. lamp permalink
    May 1, 2018 11:36 pm

    There are several ways that people can help to protect environment individually. First, People should use more public transportation than personal vehicle. The gas from car cause smoke pollution. If people use public transportation, they can be able to reduce air pollution. Second, As our technology is developing, we can use email or smartphone for bill, account or document instead paper. That is to say we don’t use paper so that trees can not to be cut down for making papers. Except these solutions there are many things that we can act easily in our life. For instance, Recycle, Decreasing time to use air conditioner, Reducing food garbage so and on. If people awake to protect environment, they can protect it more easily than they thought in their life.

  8. cho permalink
    May 1, 2018 11:56 pm

    A healthy lifestyle of each individual has a power to change the environment. I will handle three methods of how to protect the environment individually depending upon the situation. Currently, we often go to a coffee shop for various reasons and most of us usually use paper cups. Instead of this, it is helpful for the environment to use their own bottles. To promote this situation, some coffee shops offer a discount if they bring their own tumbler. The next thing when we go to market is to prepare a shopping basket as a substitute for plastic bags. These plastic bags take a hundred years to degrade. Lastly, walk or use public transports within short distance. The government has constructed a public transportation system properly to maximize access to public transports. Moreover, using a bicycle rental service is also a good idea to protect the environment.

  9. minmin permalink
    May 1, 2018 11:57 pm

    We need to reducde garbage and we have to recycling. Recycling will be help for environment. And we have to take public transport. Because it will be nicer than drive a car. Takeing a car causes a air pollution, so we need to public transport to reduce pollutions. Lastly, we use electricity a little. We always use eletricity, so we don’t have to use electricity that when we don’t need it.

  10. Grand papang permalink
    May 2, 2018 1:59 am

    I’ll describe three steps that we can take individually to help protect the environment.

    First, We can protect the environment by not leaving foods. If We leave foods, There will be a lot of food waste. Then Food waste will be disposed of in landfill or incineration plant. And It leads to soil pollution or air pollution. It is very bad to environment. But By not leaving foods, We don’t make food waste and can protect the environment!

    Second, We can use less electric appliance. For example, We can pull the plug out When we don’t use electric appliance. Also We can use stairs instead of elevator. Like this, By pull half of plugs in house, We can save 78kg of Co2 for a year. Isn’t it surprising?

    Lastly, We can plant trees. Especially, I heard One pine tree can absorb 12kg Co2 for a year. Of course, Planting trees is not easy, but If we plant trees individually, Our environment will become cleaner and healthier!

    So far, I described three steps that we can take individually to help protect the environment. Of course, It can be hard to fulfill these steps. But I want everybody to know that individual action can protect the environment and I hope many people to fulfill these steps!

  11. disney permalink
    May 2, 2018 2:08 am

    There are many things we can do to protect the environment.
    First of all, there is recycling that we know most about but that is least kept. Recycle to reduce the use of unnecessary resources is the most fastest way to save the environment.
    Next step is using public transport that is easy way for students and workers to do. Using public transport is helpful to protect environment because when we use it we can produce less emissions, which are responsible for environmental pollution.
    Not only modern people but also I seem to always talk about the methods, but not doing them. Now I’ll try to practice it first, not just saying.

  12. Yeonyy permalink
    May 2, 2018 3:47 am

    Although many steps that government took for environment were discussed, the problem of environment worsen as time goes on. So not only government but also individual has to take steps to protect the environment. I will suggest two steps in this comment. First thing is walking. Todays, Using car is so common that fuel gas is increasing. We should enjoy walking than now. Second thing is Be diligent. Some examples of diligence are using bottle, using handkerchief. Just small behaviors can make big change for environment.

  13. Carol permalink
    May 2, 2018 3:56 am

    There are several steps that we could take to save the environment. First of all, it is important to reduce the use of disposable products. These days, many people, including myself, have their drinks in plastic or paper cups at the cafe because they can conveniently use disposable cups once and throw away. However, more and more disposable cups has been accumulated as time passed and they can take more than 20 years to decompose. If we use our own bottles instead of disposable cups, we could preserve the environment by reducing non-biodegradable wastes. Secondly, we should try to avoid unnecessary use of electricity. One of the biggest causes of air pollution is carbon dioxide and a large amounts of carbon emission occurs due to the process of generating the electricity at power plants. Therefore, if we save electricity, the amount of carbon dioxide generated at power plants will be reduced and we could protect the environment. There are some ways to save electricity. For example, we could unplug unused electronics to reduce energy consumption and avoid using too much air conditioners and heaters, To sum up, reducing the use of disposable cups and electricity are good ways to be environmentally friendly. Small efforts can make amazing outcome, so it is vital for individuals to start practicing these steps, which will help you save the environment.

  14. Rosie permalink
    May 2, 2018 8:20 am

    Nearly 4 billion trees are cut down each year to get paper. Excessive logging tend to cause global warming. So I’m thinking of doing some actions which can protect trees, woodlands, and ultimately environment. First, we can get the e-receipt instead of the paper receipt. It may reduce unnecessary waste. Second, we have to carry a tumbler so that we can use reusable cups instead of disposable paper cups.

  15. Skyblue staR permalink
    May 2, 2018 9:03 am

    To prtotect the environment, we can take some steps individually to help protect the environment. We have to reduce the use of plastic. Disposable products take a long time to break down. Plastic, among other things, takes 50~80 years to break down. So we should try to reduce the plastic usage. First, in that way, we have to use a shopping cart instead of a plastic bag. Second, when we take out a drink, use a private tumbler, mug or multi-use cup instead of a plastic cup. And these days, when micro-dust is serious, so we should also make efforts to reduce air pollution. First, use public transportation instead of a private car. Second, keep the vacuum cleaner’s internal filter clean. This is because if you use a vacuum cleaner with a dirty filter, the micro-dust in the air will increase 10 times. Therefore, we can do a lot of things to protect the environment.

  16. starbucks permalink
    May 2, 2018 10:02 am

    The environment is essential for human to live. But now the environment is destroyed by many causes. So, I suggest two steps that individuals can do to help protect the environment. One of the steps is reducing garbage. People can practice this step by leaving no food behind, using less plastic and recycling. The other is walking, riding bicycles, and taking public transports like buses and subways. If people ride their own cars, the air pollution will be increased, and it ruins the environment. For us and future generations, we should protect the environment by doing these steps and many other steps that I didn’t mention.

  17. robert permalink
    May 2, 2018 10:26 am

    Today, the environment is getting damaged because of lots of pollutions that made by humans. To help to protect the environment, there are some steps that I can do individually. First of all, I can cultivate a good habit which is recycling garbage such as cans, plastic bottles, or papers. It is helpful habit for the environment because it can stop wasting resources and reduce developing the environment. Also, I can use less water than before to protect the environment. When people do a shower or wash dishes, a lot of water are wasting and a lot of used water cause water pollution. So, I can help to protect the environment individually by recycling garbage, and by using less water.

  18. wingging permalink
    May 2, 2018 11:04 am

    The problems of environmental pollution become more serious over time. When small behaviors of individuals get together, we can solve these environmental problems. So this time, I will describe 2 steps that we can take individually to protect the environment.
    First of all, we should reduce the use of disposable plastics as possible we can. Plastics stay underground for hundreds of years, which means that it doesn’t break down naturally. Not using plastic completely is difficult, so it is necessary to reduce the number of uses. For instance, when drinking coffee at a cafe, use your tumbler instead of a disposable cup. Also, when order food, ask to not bring wooden chopsticks or plastic spoon and use a shopping cart for shopping instead of using a plastic bag.
    Second, walk short distance as possible we can. The gases from cars pollute the air very badly. Therefore, riding a bike or walking short distance as possible is a good way to stay healthy without polluting the environment.
    In sum up, we can help to protect the environment individually by reducing the use of plastic and walk short distance. I hope many people to try these ways to protect our environment!

  19. lhh777js permalink
    May 2, 2018 12:21 pm

    In México, we don’t do as in Korea. We don’t recycle garbage at all so this is a first step we need to do. Start recycling garbage to reduce the amount of waste in every place such streets or in front of our home, and even on the ocean there are many garbage rubbish. Second, to help the air get rid of the pollution, we need to start using less cars or public transportation, I vote to use bicycles all the time, it’s very comfortable when going to school. 😀

  20. purplelover permalink
    May 2, 2018 12:52 pm

    First, we can recycle properly. These days lots of disposable items are being used by us but people often throw them up without recycling. Because such items take long time to degrade, these can be a huge burden for our environment and recycling problem must be fixed. Additionally, we should stop using disposable items as possible and start using our own dishes or cups. Moreover, we also need to use more of public transportation. Huge amount of gas can cause serious air pollution. To prevent this problem, instead of using our own cars, we should frequently use public transportation.

  21. polar bear permalink
    May 2, 2018 1:12 pm

    Have you ever experienced snowing in the middle of April? In Korea, these ‘abnormal’ weather phenomena caused by global warming are frequent. Then, is there anything for us to do to loosen the impact of global warming? The answer is ‘Yes.’ Let’s take a look at the steps that individuals could take to help preserve the environment.

    First of all, joining the 3R Movement, which means reduce, recycle, reuse is effective. Due to human’s massive consumption of products, there are also a significant amount of wastes generated daily. As a result, this has created ‘plastic island’ in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Reducing the waste by reducing the use of disposable goods, recycling cans, and reusing bottles can be an effective way to solve some parts of soil pollution.

    Next, Frequent use of the public transit can help. The greenhouse gases emitting from the car is one of the leading reason for current global warming situation. By using public transportation rather than own vehicle, we could lessen air pollution and the distortion of the ecosystem due to global warming.

    Last not but least, Buying eco-friendly product is an excellent way to protect the environment. As a consumer, we have the massive power to make corporations change their mode of thinking. By buying eco-friendly products, we could enforce companies to think consciously about the environment during the manufacturing process. If companies change their attitude towards environmental issues, the government could quickly make laws that protect the environment for future generations.

    To sum up, I’ve introduced various ways to protect the environment other than making a campaign. Now it is up to you to do this in real life. But what I want to make clear is that we could find a way if there’s a will to change. Thank you for reading.

  22. May 2, 2018 11:03 pm

    There are several small ways that can help the environment. First, using reusable bags for shopping would be a good way to protect the environment. Nowadyas, many supermarkets provide people to use disposable vinyl bags. When they are dumped on the ground, it takes a long time to decompose which cause environmental pollution and even hurt animals who mistake them for food. If we use this reusable bags, we can prevent this bad situations.
    Another good way to help the environment is drive less. Fossil fuels now have a great effect on pollution and global warming. you can help the environment by driving less or walk short distance as possible you can. It would greatly benefit the environment if many people practise these small ways.

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