Earth Day - Presentation

Earth Day Santiago-2010_kristina valencia
Project Name : Earth Day Santiago-2010_kristina valencia
Description : Earth Day Santiago 2010
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Which sustainability component will your lesson focus on?
Nutrient Recycling
What related problem/issue will you present?
Too much trash is being disposed of into landfills which leads to pollution, energy waste, resource depletion, and environmental harm.
What supporting facts characterize the problem?
-The average American contributes about 56 tons of garbage that is dumped into landfills. -Nearly 30 percent of trash in landfills is paper and 16 percent is plastics, which can be recycled. -Landfills can release toxic chemicals into the soil, water supply, and air as a result of trash decomposing. -Processing garbage releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. -Throwing away trash that can be recycled is wasteful of the limited resources that are available. -It takes much more energy to use raw resources to make products in comparison to using recycled goods.
What solution will you offer?
To keep trash from being dumped into landfills, one can recycle items such as paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass in order to bring the items back into a system so that the items may be used over again.
What action or actions do you want people to take as a result of your lesson?
As a result of our lesson, we want people to take what was taught and apply it to their everyday life. This means that we hope people will begin to recycle their everyday goods so that resources can be reused in other forms and trash can be diverted away from landfills.
Please attach any supporting audio, video, images, files, blogs, links, graphs or other related to the problem or your solution?
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