Welcome back! 12 days to go…

Hey guys,
I hope and trust you all had a great break.
I am sure it is tough to be back but lets get to it.
There are progress reports next Monday. Please be sure to complete all you can this week.

Period 2: Social Studies
The Week in Rap


 

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Good Morning America

What is the Plastiki?

Plastiki Voyage Complete…

Period 3: ASSIGNMENT
Questions to answer: (These will be on your Social Studies Final Exam.)
Yes there will be short answer and multiple choice on your exam (humanities policy).

1. What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Explain in detail.
2. Who does it affect? How and Why?
3. What is UNEP?
4. Who are they affiliated with- NATO or the United Nations? Explain.
***Visit unep.org
5. How many priorities does UNEP have?
6. What is being done to combat climate change?
7. What is being done by UNEP in terms of conflicts and disasters?
8. How does UNEP describe Ecosystem Management? Why is it important?
9. What is Environmental Governance and what does UNEP have to say about it?
10. What are some of the most harmful substances outlines by UNEP?
11. What is resource efficiency?
***Take a look at 2011 UNEP’s Year in Review
12. Despite the economic recession, global investments in green energy grew by nearly HOW MUCH? (See July)
13. A new report by the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Center gave eight million seven hundred thousand (give or take 1.3 million) as the latest estimated total number of species on Earth and the most precise calculation ever offered.
The report said that WHAT PERCENTAGE of species in the seas have yet to be discovered, described or catalogued? (See August)
***Visit this CBC news Photo Gallery.
14. First picture. Who organized the first EARTH DAY? When did Earth Day’s begin? What else is this man credited with doing?
15. See second picture. How can we go green in our homes?
16. See third picture. In the daily lives of Canadians, perhaps no green change is more visible, or more used, than the ?
17. See fourth picture. Alternative energy More and more, governments around the world are looking to the skies to produce clean energy with low emissions. Annual _____________? power capacity rose by 31 per cent globally in 2009.
18. 5th picture. (What Canadian city is featured here? Why?)
19. 6th picture. (When Thomas Edison came up with a long-lasting filament for incandescent light bulbs in 1879, it was an invention that truly changed the way we live. But it also changed the world from an environmental perspective, sparking a demand for power that generates tons upon tons of waste every year from carbon dioxide emissions to spent nuclear fuel. That demand has also levelled mountains, polluted water supplies and disrupted whole ecosystems as we mine for fuel and manipulate watercourses for hydro power. What is being done to make this better?)
20. 7th picture. Banning the _____? What are ordinary citizens doing to help?
21. 8th picture. Cleaner ______? Even celebrities are ditching the porsche’s for hybrid vehicles.
22. 9th picture. Silencing the sawmills in Amazon forest The Amazon forest, once vulnerable to the threat of deforestation, is now under priority protection with Brazilian officials pledging to reduce deforestation by 50 per cent over the next 10 years. Under a program called Bolsa Floresta, communities are paid to _______________________?
23. 10th picture. How is fair trade coffee making the world a greener place?
24. 11th picture. Protecting _____and_____ helps to preserve species.
25. 12th picture. Is acid rain a myth in Canada? Explain in detail with points and facts from the caption.
26. 13th picture. What is a CFC and why is it bad for the environment?
27. 14th picture. View this photo.
Now visit: Kyoto Protocol
What is the Kyoto Protocol? Is Canada involved?
Now visit: This resource.
What is the difference between the Convention and the Protocol?
Now visit: This recourse. 
What are green house gases?

*** On your own:
What does it mean to be GOING GREEN?
What companies are leading the ‘going green’ movement? Why?

Period 4: Reading Bordertown Cafe. Play by Kelly Rebar

Period 5: Photography Catch Up

See past blog posts for more information if needed.

Once you have completed this assignment:
(Remember you must have a WordPress page dedicated to this. THEN you can work on your final projects.)

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3 comments on “Welcome back! 12 days to go…

  1. troysb11 says:

    1.The great pacific garbage fleet is area in the ocean filled with garbage. All the garbage is collected by currents and put into an area twice the size of Texas. All the garbage comes from areas where garbage finds its way into the waterways. The waterways then take it to the ocean where currents push it all into one concentrated area.

    2. It affects many things like wild life and us. Many animals that relly on the area to live are chocked out by the garbage. The garbage make planton unable to survive. Plankton is the major food source in the ocean so it will greatly affect other fish in the ocean.

    3. It is the environmental program that the United nations Has put in place.

    4. They are affiliated with the United Nations.

    5. They are affiliated in 6 different priorities

    6. Regulations are put in place to help control, people are trying to be more environmentally friendly, there are environmental taxes also.

    7. They send aid and try to help resolve conflicted.

    8. they hire enviromentalist to help ecosystems. They also teach nations how to be sustainable by setting regulations

    9. it is the helping goverments learn more about the enviroment. It helps the goverments to make smart eviromental decisions.

    10. Lead and Cadmium

    11. It helps goverments use resources more sustainably

    12. it grew by about 1/3

    13. 91%

    14. US politician gay lord Nelson

    15. upgrade our appliances to become more energy efficients

    16. recycling bin

    17. wind power

    18. Vancouver

    19. high efficiency lightbulbs

    20. plastic bag. Using cloth bags.

    21. vehicles

    22. preserve the forest

    23. it encourages them to use organic growing techniques

    24.

    25.It is not a myth

    26. chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

    27. it is a program to help fight global warming(it’s a myth)
    Canada is Involved
    They are gases that trap ultra violet rays in the atmosphere

  2. 1. The great pacific garbage patch is a huge area in the ocean that consists of nothing but plastic that stretches from the coast of California to China.
    2. For the time being, this does not affect to many people, but it affects the aquatic life in that region of the ocean. Fish that mistake it for plankton consume the mass amount of broken down plastic and then either die or are consumed by birds who then are consuming the plastic. The garbage is essentially affecting the food chains.
    3. UNEP stands for United Nations Environmental Programme.
    4. The group UNEP is affiliated with the United Nations and deals with issues involving the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
    5. UNEP has 6 priorities and they are: climate change, disasters/ conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, harmful substances and resource efficiency.
    6. UNEP is trying to make vehicles environmentally friendly. (Climate change)
    7. UNEP is sending aid to these countries to help resolve the problems. (Distaster and Conflicts)
    8. UNEP is teaching governments to be more sustainable of their ecosystems. (Ecosystem Management)
    9. UNEP is helping governments to make smart decisions on environmental issues. (Environmental Governance)
    10. Lead and cadmium.
    11. Resource efficiency is governments using resources more sustainably.
    12. Green energy grew nearly a third to 211 billion US in 2010.
    13. 91%
    14. US politician Gay Lord Nelson organized the first earth day.
    15. Upgrade our home appliances to become more energy efficient.
    16. Recycling bin
    17. Annual wind power
    18. Montreal
    19. Higher efficiency light bulbs.
    20. Banning the bag, people are using cloth bags.
    21. Cleaner vehicles
    22. Paid to preserve the forest and have alternative means of work.
    23. It encourages them to use organic farming.
    24.
    25. Acid rain is not a myth.
    26. CFC is chlorofluorocarbons
    27. The Kyoto protocal is a project aimed at fighting global warming. Canada is involved in this protocal. Green house gases are gases that trap ultra violet rays in the atmosphere.

  3. scdoll12 says:

    1. What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Explain in detail.
    It is basically a patch of garbage in the ocean that stretches from California to China
    2. Who does it affect? How and Why?
    Everyone cause it is in the food chain.
    3. What is UNEP?
    It the united nation environmental protection plan
    4. Who are they affiliated with- NATO or the United Nations? Explain.
    ***Visit unep.org
    United Nations
    5. How many priorities does UNEP have?
    6
    6. What is being done to combat climate change?
    Regulations are being put in place
    7. What is being done by UNEP in terms of conflicts and disasters?
    They send aid and try to help resolve conflicted.

    8. How does UNEP describe Ecosystem Management? Why is it important?
    They hire environmentalists. It is important so that UNEP knows what is happening.
    9. What is Environmental Governance and what does UNEP have to say about it?
    It is helping governments to aid the environments.
    10. What are some of the most harmful substances outlines by UNEP?
    blargh
    11. What is resource efficiency?
    ***Take a look at 2011 UNEP’s Year in Review
    12. Despite the economic recession, global investments in green energy grew by nearly HOW MUCH? (See July)
    It grew by 1/3
    13. A new report by the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Center gave eight million seven hundred thousand (give or take 1.3 million) as the latest estimated total number of species on Earth and the most precise calculation ever offered.
    The report said that WHAT PERCENTAGE of species in the seas have yet to be discovered, described or catalogued? (See August)
    ***Visit this CBC news Photo Gallery.
    91%
    14. First picture. Who organized the first EARTH DAY? When did Earth Day’s begin? What else is this man credited with doing?
    Gaylord Nelson
    15. See second picture. How can we go green in our homes?
    Upgrade our appliances
    16. See third picture. In the daily lives of Canadians, perhaps no green change is more visible, or more used, than the ?
    recycling bins

    17. See fourth picture. Alternative energy More and more, governments around the world are looking to the skies to produce clean energy with low emissions. Annual _____________? power capacity rose by 31 per cent globally in 2009.
    Wind power
    18. 5th picture. (What Canadian city is featured here? Why?)
    Vancouver
    19. 6th picture. (When Thomas Edison came up with a long-lasting filament for incandescent light bulbs in 1879, it was an invention that truly changed the way we live. But it also changed the world from an environmental perspective, sparking a demand for power that generates tons upon tons of waste every year from carbon dioxide emissions to spent nuclear fuel. That demand has also levelled mountains, polluted water supplies and disrupted whole ecosystems as we mine for fuel and manipulate watercourses for hydro power. What is being done to make this better?)

    high effieciency lightbulbs
    20. 7th picture. Banning the _____? What are ordinary citizens doing to help?
    Plastic bags. Using cloth bags
    21. 8th picture. Cleaner ______? Even celebrities are ditching the porsche’s for hybrid vehicles.
    vehicles
    22. 9th picture. Silencing the sawmills in Amazon forest The Amazon forest, once vulnerable to the threat of deforestation, is now under priority protection with Brazilian officials pledging to reduce deforestation by 50 per cent over the next 10 years. Under a program called Bolsa Floresta, communities are paid to _______________________?

    Preserve the forest
    23. 10th picture. How is fair trade coffee making the world a greener place?

    It encourages them to use organic growing techniques
    24. 11th picture. Protecting _____and_____ helps to preserve species.

    25. 12th picture. Is acid rain a myth in Canada? Explain in detail with points and facts from the caption.

    Not a myth DUH
    26. 13th picture. What is a CFC and why is it bad for the environment?
    Chlorofluorocarbons

    27. 14th picture. View this photo.
    It is a program to help fight global warming.
    Canada is envolved
    They are gases that trape ultra violet rays in the atmosphere

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