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Sustainability

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This is Steven Shearing's and Tommy Stupp's MICDS 8th Grade Science Sustainability project.

This is Steven Shearing's and Tommy Stupp's MICDS 8th Grade Science Sustainability project.

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  • 1. Steps to be Sustainable
    Steven Shearing
    Tommy Stupp
  • 2. Deforestation
    Thousands of square mile have been cut down each year.
    Species driven out of home
    Drastic change in temperature
    Soil is dried up
    Destruction of the Ecosystem
  • 3.
  • 4. Steps to Be Sustainable: Deforestation
    Only true solution: careful management of clear cutting trees and plant new ones.
    Steps to Reduce:
    • Plant more trees, indigenous to your area
    • 5. Stop buying wood from lumber companies
  • Endangered Species
    20,000 species have become endangered or gone extinct in the past 3 years.
    Destruction of Habitat
    Deforestation
    Poachers
    Pollution
    Introduction of new species
    Ecosystem is dying
  • 6.
  • 7. Steps to Be Sustainable: Endangered Species
    Plant native trees and plants in your area.
    Do not buy animal furs or animal parts.
    -EX: Black Rhino’s horn
    Stop buying so much wood
  • 8. Acid Rain
    Acid Rain: rain that contains more than normal amounts of nitric and sulfuric acid.
    Hurts Animals
    Destroys Trees
    Accelerates Decay
    Destroys Ecosystem
  • 9.
  • 10. Steps To Be Sustainable: Acid Rain
    Cleaning out Smokestacks and pipes
    Using coal with less sulfur
    Switching from fossil fuels to other energy
  • 11. Pollution
    Pollution: is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem
    Smog and Acid Rain created
    Holes in Ozone
    Harmful to human health
    Dangerous to animals
    Harmful to ecosystem
  • 12.
  • 13. Steps to be Sustainable: Pollution
    Don’t Smoke
    Adequate Ventilation
    Careful use of chemicals
    Reduce emissions from mining, smelting, generating, oil operations, etc.
    Reduce use of natural gas and wood burning

    Reduce usage
  • 14. Overfishing
    Over 70% of world’s fisheries are over-exploited
    Destruction and harmful changing of ecosystems
  • 15.
  • 16. Steps to Be Sustainable: Overfishing
    Be informed-
    Research articles,
    Find information on local problems
    Know what you eat-
    Eat the kinds of fish with least impact
    Spread the word
  • 17. Trash Waste
    Trash Waste: Overuse of Materials
    Littering
    Littering: Don’t Care, Don’t Know, Lazy
    409,000 million tons thrown out only out of U.S. each year
    Consequences: Trash island two times Texas in Pacific.
    Harmful to the Environment
    Kills animals and pollutes and clutters land
  • 18.
  • 19. Steps to Be Sustainable: Trash Waste
    STOP LITTERING!
    Use cloth napkins
    Use sealable containers instead of plastic
    Reuse cardboard boxes
    Reuse materials
    Recycle
  • 20. Overall
    All problems out there that humans have created are destroying not the earth, but the ecosystems on the earth. The ecosystems in which humans and other animals and plants live in. We are destroying not only all those animals and plants, we are destroying ourselves. It is not the earth that needs saving, but the human race. The human race needs to become more sustainable, the human race needs to fix the problems that it has created.
  • 21. So how can you be Sustainable?
    Plant more trees, indigenous to your area.
    Stop buying wood from lumber companies
    Plant native trees and plants in your area.
    Do not buy animal furs or animal parts.
    Stop buying so much wood.
    Cleaning out Smokestacks and pipes
    Using coal with less sulfur
    Switching from fossil fuels to other energy
    Don’t Smoke
    Adequate Ventilation
    Careful use of chemicals
    Reduce emissions from mining, smelting, generating, oil operations.
    Reduce use of natural gas and wood burning
    Be informed on overfishing
    Eat the kinds of fish with least impact
    Spread the word on overfishing
    Stop Littering
    Reuse materials
    Recycle
  • 22. Thank you.

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