Name: Eduardo Gonzales
Eco Challenge: Take Cold Showers.
Day2: Do you have any ideas on how to minimize the use of plastic bags and Styrofoam boxes? And why is polyethylene environmentally friendly?
-I think a some stores should boycott plastic bags and require their shoppers to bring in a reusable bag. Of coarse, i understand that its a big request and not all stores can do this. As long as some stores start dong it, it will be a step in the right direction.
-Styrofoam should just be replaced by boxes. I think Styrofoam really needs to be boycotted.
- Polyethylene has the potential to be very biodegradable. At the moment, it can degrade but it can take a couple hundred years. As long as environmental scientists figure out how to shorten the degrading process, polyethylene will be more helpful towards the environment.
Day 3: How do skyscrapers affect the environment?
-Well first of all, in order to make skyscrapers(because a city just can’t have one), land had to be sacrificed. Perhaps some trees were destroyed in the process. Also, there are more concentrated amount of people in a smaller area, which means there is a lot of pollution that can be caused by skyscraper occupants.
Day 4: Please list and discuss at least three ways that the meat industry affects the environment
-Breeding livestock in the masses affects the natural order of the animal cycle.
- The factories of the meat industry pollute the environment with co2 omissions.
-The factories may also be tainting the water with the products of their excess waste.
Day 5: What do you think are possible solutions for reducing the plastic vortex in the Pacific Ocean?
-This is a hard question, I agree with Jonathan Chan that international cooperation is needed to solve this Plastic Vortex. The problem is just too grand for just the U.S. to solve on its own. There needs to be a collaboration of very powerful organizations to influence people to take action on the the matter. A collaboration between countries may be the trick. Though it sounds easier than it may be.