When is the last time that you drank from a water bottle? When is the last time that you recycled a water bottle?
In today’s society, efficiency and cost-effectiveness has taken precedence over environmental concerns: a person would rather throw a plastic bottle into the trash than walk an extra ten feet to the nearest recycling bin.
According to a National Geographic Kids article on Feb. 14, 2008, approx. “for every six water bottles we use, only one makes it to the recycling bin. The rest are sent to landfills. Or, even worse, they end up as trash on the land and in rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Plastic bottles take many hundreds of years to disintegrate.”
So where is the disconnect? Why are people choosing to deliberately pollute the environment when they could simply recycle their bottles?
Because it is not convenient.
GreenBottle™, an aluminum water bottle corporation, is working to make environmentally-friendly acts coincide with “conveniency.” On their website, they provide excellent information on the importance of the green movement, and allow schools to raise funds for their programs through selling these environmentally-friendly bottles. Varying in shape, size, design, and even species (for humans and dogs!), these bottles are an perfect way to recycle, while having a mobile container of the drink you like.
– Cameron Clark
I’m beginning this new q&a section to allow people to recieve more personalized knowledge on the green movement. We can make articles as much as we want, but to the point that we don’t help people understand the effort, we are not achieving our overall goal: to educate and motivate citizens.
If you have questions, feel free to post them in your comments! I’ll do my best to answer your questions.
To start us off, Melissa asks us a paradoxically simple-yet-complex question: Why should I be green?
The ‘Green Movement’ asks people to stand up for environmental security and protection. The best reason to ‘be green’ is that you (individually, in a group, in your community) will be directly effecting the wellbeing of our ecosystem and environment. This means that you will play a large role in preventing global warming, while also looking to other alternative sources of energy.
Seeing as there a no disadvantages to being green, the question is not ‘why be green?” but rather “How to become green?” This can be done by checking out your local green movement, which can easily be done by searching for it on your respective browser. Talking to congressmen and local officials will also help you to understand your role in the green movement.
There are so many things you can do to effect the environment in a positive way, starting right at home. Good luck on your green journey Melissa!
– Cameron Clark
So I’ve recently began to question, why do we write blogs? And I have also recently found some answers. The number one reason why believe that people write these blogs is because they believe writing that writing about being environmentally safe will be enough to save our planet. Some write because they think that it’s the right thing to do. There are even the few who write because they get a grade in class for it or because the grant that there school receives requires it. But these are all the right answers to my question but I have also decided that they are the wrong reason.
The reason why we should write blogs is because we believe that it is right to save the planet, not because they feel that we have to. Writing blogs shouldn’t be a chore. It should be something that you like doing because you care about the living creatures that are destroyed day to day.
People who write blogs for the right reason can normally be found out in the community doing things that make a difference. So show you care and make a difference.
– Funmilayo Amubieya
Yesterday was the final day to upload our points for the UN Foundation’s The People Speak project, so we want to thank everyone who helped make this year so successful. Check back on May 25th to see if we win the trip to the Netherlands.
For now, enjoy one of our PSA’s that features some of our efforts over the past two years.
As part of The People Speak contest, I have created a PSA pretending to be in the year 2050 while looking back at all the things that have changed 10 years at a time
Kerr’s 2010 TPS Collage of Climate Performances – Part 4
This is the fourth and final segment of our “Collage of climate Performances” which consist of The Green Art contest and of the final number “Save the World”. Please make sure to leave comments.