Hi! After having learnt in class the new vocabulary about the climate and the environment I would like to share with you a lovely video that reminds us of the BEAUTY of our planet Earth we need to preserve.
The next is a very interesting video from Ted, a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading that started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. The video by Mike Biddle is about recycling plastic not electrical waste but it’s pretty interesting and it well introduces the idea and goal of our module & project. ( NB: You can activate the subtitles in Italian or English by clicking on the ∇)
- Take down some notes: Have you learnt anything new or anything you hadn’t thought about before?
Now let’s listen to the funny video by Jack Johnson THE 3 RS which is right about the topic of recycling. Did you know this song?
I took the next photos while I lived in Ireland but I’m sure you can find similar depressing sights also here in Italy or in Pordenone. I really hope they will make you think over the importance of cooperating to preserve our environment, to reduce pollution & make our planet a better place. It’s not that difficult if you spread the word as regards the utmost significance of recycling not only paper, glass & plastic but also all electrical appliances. It’s your right to have a better future and to say NO to this shame.
To end up my post I would like to share with you two stunning photography websites by Chris Jordan. The first is called Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption & left me speechless. Each image portrays a specific quantity of some kind of waste such as e-waste, mobile phones, cigarette butts, cell phone chargers, circuit boards, bullet casings, diodes, glass you name it!: VISUALIZING MERE NUMBERS MAKE THOSE REALITIES SOOOOO DAMN REAL! It thus makes us realize how important it is to preserve our environment!
The second website depicts images of MASS CONSUMPTION like the one million plastic cups, the number used on airline flights in the US every six hours or the 106,000aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds or 400,000 plastic bottle caps, equal to the average number of plastic bottles consumed in the United States every minute. Choose the photo on the right, click and then ZOOM in the image. It’s just amazing!!
USEFULE RESOURCES TO READ AND REFLECT UPON:
- A BBC guide to Global Warming
- Reading by Zanichelli On Dangerous Climate Change
- a Students’ Guide to Global Climate Change. Calculate your emissions!
- Here’s a British GUIDE TO RECYCLING. Have a look! You can find a lot of new words you may need during our module.
Last but not least there’s a MOVIE DISRUPTION that lasts 52 m’ and I really recommend watching it. If you click on CC you can put the subtitles in Italian. Here’s the link to the page or below here is embedded.
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