My Environmental Interactions

Some things I use a lot that affect the environment are automobile travel (driving) I do this a lot because me and my family like to go out and do stuff like go down town, pick up things and go to school. The consequences of this are that there is more pollution which isn’t good for the environment. Another thing I do is using lights, I don’t leave them on all day but sometimes I forget to turn them off, this is harmful to the environment because it is a waist of resources and money. Lastly me and my family use lots of printer ink, id don’t use it as much anymore because mostly everything is online but I still use it lots and lost my dad, mom and brother and sister use it way to much for work and projects. This is harmful to the environment because ink cartridges take an extremely long time to decompose, they contain many toxic ingredients and almost a gallon of ink is used to make one cartridge. There are pros to using this, like to get your work done and on paper.

The reason I use me and my family use the vehicle so much is to get around, if we couldn’t use it, I would take way longer to get around. The reason I use so much power is to see but it is mainly my fault because I sometimes forget to turn off the light but wee do use LED lights which are longer lasting, more efficient, ecologically friendly and have low voltage. Lastly the reason me any my family use so much ink is to get our work done. If we couldn’t use it we would fail many projects and also get fired and also they are cheaper to replace and easy to refill.

Some changes that me and my family could use to help the environment with using our vehicle are, to walk more. Also to walk to school, studies show that only 13% of kids walk or bike to school, which is really bad for the environment. Changes I could use to use less power is write a reminder to make sure to turn off the lights when I walk out of the room, the average American in 2015 used 10,812 kilowatthours a year averaging 901 per month. Something that me and my family can do to help with the ink we use is to use less ink and to write with a pen or pencil.

The Environmental Impact of Ink


https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=97&t=3
http://guide.saferoutesinfo.org/introduction/the_decline_of_walking_and_bicycling.cfm

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