LAS 432 Globalization and Threat

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LAS 432 Globalization and Threat
What environmental problems are you aware of in the area where you live? What solutions do you think…

 

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LAS 432 Globalization and Threat

LAS 432 Globalization and Threat

Environment – Discussions Week 4 All Students Posts 41 Pages 

Before we decide what to do about the environment globally, let’s see what we can do locally. What environmental problems are you aware of in the area where you live? What solutions do you think would be most appropriate to solve these problems? Incentives can encourage utilization of actions like recycling.  In the county where you live, do you think this idea could be seriously considered?  What is going on in your areas related to the use of solar energy?

I agree with the plastic bag removals, but charging for paper bags seems ridiculous. It is like McDonald’s charging ten cents for a small packet of ketchup at the drive thru now.  I personally have a trunk full of re-usable bags, and use them when I get the chance. But if I forget, or do not have them on me, then I really don’t want to get charged ten cents a bag.  One thing I have noticed here in Virginia Beach is that instead of charging you for paper bags, a lot of grocery stores, like Farm Fresh, actually give you a discount for bring and using re-useable bags.  I think this method is more effective in encouraging shoppers to switch to re-usable bags.  I noticed a lot of parks and splash pads have been setup mulched up recycled tires as a base.  This help us use old tires instead of burning them or burying them, both of which are bad for the environment.  I can’t imagine the number of tires that get thrown away every day, at least we are finding new methods to recycle them now.  I actually have red dyed rubber mulch in my flower beds around my house.  This also came from old tires.  Another big project is the Navy’s Great Green Fleet. This is a “Department of the Navy initiative that demonstrates the sea service’s efforts to transform its energy use” (U.S. Navy, n.d.).  As you can see, even the government is trying to be more energy efficient, you can read about it at this website…