Thursday, February 28, 2008
Now we go to the store an buy stuff; for that we need money or a credit card. We need a job if we want to make that money.
Money makes consumption possible and currently drives the economy of the United States.
You buy what you want, but do you need what you buy?
Once products are manufactured at factories, these products must be distributed to the stores where you can find them.
Products move between factories and stores through trains, trucks and ships. Imagine all the gas that is used to move these things around.
From the factories to the ship:
From the ship to the train.
From the train to the truck.
And from the truck to the store.
Have you seen any of these happening around you?
To make the stuff we use work must be done by people or machines.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Mines can contribute with water and air pollution.
Forests not only provide with wood. They are home to people and many different species of animals, when forests are gone, so are the many different living communities they house.
What kind of animals live in trees?
Monkeys, squirrels, ants, bats, etc, etc, etc.Trees also provide us with shade and weather stabilization. Trees prevent erosion too.
Erosion is the lost of fertile or productive soil.
Reforestation: When trees are gone we lose not only the oxygen they provide us with, but also all other services.
Trees provide us with shadow, weather stabilization, and they are also home for birds, monkeys, bats, ants, etc.
You can volunteer any day of the week planting trees in Oakland with:Urban Releaf
835 57th Street
Oakland, CA 94608
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
- Production: Work must me done by people or machine...
- Production: "Made in China"
- Map of the world: Where does stuff come from?
- Extraction: The consequences of mining
- Extraction Limitations
- Extraction limits deforestation
- The living forest
- Extraction: Plastic
- Extraction: Glass comes from sand
- Extraction: Rubber Plant in Thailand
- Extraction: Wood comes from trees
- Extraction: Minerals come from mines
- The Story of Stuff - Ch.1: Introduction
- The Story of Stuff - Ch.2: Extraction
- The Story of Stuff - Ch.3: Production
- The Story of Stuff - Ch.4: Distribution
- The Story of Stuff - Ch.5: Consumption
- The Story of Stuff - Ch.6: Disposal
- The Story of Stuff - Ch.7: Another Way
- Backwards Hamburger
- Digestion Video
- Digestion: step by step
- Digestion of protein, fats and carbohydrates
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