Tag Archives: sustainability

Ocean’s acidification and why it’s important

One of the biggest sinks of atmospheric CO2 is the oceans.  If these levels increase in the atmosphere, the dissolved CO2 levels in the oceans also increase significantly.  When dissolved CO2 levels increases, acid levels in the oceans increase as well.  What does this mean to us?  Here’s what Oceana has to say: ocean acidification, […]

The Story of Stuff

Here’s a link to an interesting movie that discusses the environmental impact of how our economies work. A lot of the information in the movie relates to topics we talk about in class. There are a lot of disconcerting facts in the movie and can wake you up to what you might be facing in […]

Paper or plastic?

Plastic bags are a major cause for concern. Americans come home with approximately 100 billion plastic shopping bags each year! Link. US businesses like to use plastic because they are durable and cheap. But they are hated by municipalities around the nation because they clog drains and are filling landfills. “Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, they […]