Wednesday, June 3, 2009

S.I.F.E.: Sustainability

On Tuesday (2 June, 2009) three representatives, Joe, Clement, and Lauren, from S.I.F.E. - Students in Free Enterprise - visited our class and showed us a presentation PowerPoint about sustainability. They talked about social sustainability, economical sustainability, and environmental sustainability.
Using an apple exemplifying the earth, they told us the fraction of land available for growing food/crops; 1/32 of the earth.
They told us about landfills, that there are 1000 closed landfills and 60 open landfills, and how long it takes for rubbish to break down:
Paper - 2.5 months
Milk carton - 5 years
Cigarette - 10 years
Tin can (tin) - 100 years
Beer can (aluminium) - 200-500 years


jjdragonrider said...

love the picture!

jjdragonrider said...

and theres some cool information there too! its pretty amazing how long it takes for those objects to break down too!

MrWoody said...

Excellent blogging, Baloney! You have captured many of the interesting facts from our talk. well done!

sportingking said...

You must of took a lot of notes.
Well done! =)