Monday, July 6, 2009

New background

Hey guys!
I got a new background on my blog! (As you probably noticed). It is so cool! I thought it would match my blog because it is all about sustainability and the background says earth day so I thought it would match.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Hey guys!
Did you know that the Spanish word for sustain is sostener or aguantar? I was on and I clicked on translate. I looked up sustainability but it couldn't find it so I put in sustain and it said that the Spanish for it is sostener. I found that really interesting and I thought it would relate to our sustainability study and we are also learning Spanish at the moment so I thought it would fit in with out studies

Friday, June 26, 2009

Footprint diary

Hey guys!

This week for my footprint diary I think I did quite well.

Here are my results...

Reusing snap block bags: I reused 3 snap block bags this week.

Buying food with less packaging: I think we did well with that.

Using green bags instead of plastic bags: When mum did the shopping she used the green bags instead of the plastic bags they give you at the supermarket.

Footprint diary

Footprint diary

Hey guys!

Last week for my footprint I think I did really well.

Here are my results...

Reusing snap block bags: I did pretty well on this last week as i reused one bag every day so that is 5 bags.

Buying food with less packaging: That didn't really work out very well because we brought some extra food for the swine flu pandemic so we bought more packaging than usual.

Using green bags instead of plastic bags: I did pretty well on this one because this week when my mum went shopping she used the green bags instead of getting plastic ones at the supermarket.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Footprint diary

Hi guys!
for my "reduce your eco footprint" this week i have done epretty well. I reused two snapblock bags and I used on yesterday and I put them in the drawer and someone put it in the bin so when I went to reuse it this morning it was gone! also this week i asked my parents to buy some green bags an they ddid so now we use them instead of plastic bags.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

my abodo

hi everybody! i did this thing this afternoon where i built my own eco house! it is really cool and i put mine at the bottom of my blog so you can see it.
here is the website:

Footprint diary

For my footprint diary my challenge is to reuse snap block bags. When I take them to school I have to take them home and then use them the next day. Its going to be hard but I think I can do it and every week I will add to this post and let you know of my progress. this is all to save the planet and if i can reuse bags i will probably save about 10 bags each week! thats alot!!!

My 2 other things are:
I'm going to try and reuse plastic bags from the supermarket and I'm going to try and buy food with less packaging

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Notes about architecture

On Wednesday the 3rd of June a man called Kris Wilson came to talk to us about sustainable architecture. He said that he builds houses, kindergartens and restaurants. he said its about living, interacting, maths, science art, building, and creativity. He said he had to do things like make sure they would be weather and tornado proof and they had to be free standing. It involved lots of timber and wood and sometimes steel to hold things together. He said that small is good because if its a small home it uses less resources. The houses that he designs have to have high insulation and sometimes solar panels to heat the water for the insulation.

Here are some pictures of the houses he has designs:

notes about worms

On Tuesday the 2nd of June two men called Clement and Jo and a women Lauren came from the organisation SIFE to talk to us about sustainibility and worm farming. They talked about social sustainibility, economical sustainibility and enviromental sustainibility. They also told us how long it takes for things to break down.
Paper: 2.5 months
Milk carton: 5 years
Cigarette: 10 years
Tin can: 100 years
Beer can: 200-500 years

they talked to us about comsuming and not to buy products that don't have sustainable packaging so that mounds of rubbish don't end up in the rubbish bin.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

supply and demand

When studying economics we look at supply and demand. when the price and quantity are right, supply ans demand reach an equilibrium point price and quantity are effected by the producer and consumer. the producer can only sell their product at a price the consumer is willing to pay.

when there are lots of products(high supply) the price is driven down, when there are fewer products(collectables)and demand is high the price is driven up.


this is a graph explining the supply and demand.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My job on the island continues...

Hi guys!

Here is some more information on my job at the Matai island:


you have to clean out the field everday once day.

    Equipment to clean out the field:
  • wheelbarrow

  • broom

  • hose

  • shovel

  • pitchfork

pousonous plants

  • deadly nightshede

  • foxglove

  • bracken

  • ragwort

  • hemlock

  • thorn apple

  • yew

  • buttercup

  • acalea

  • puple milk vetch

  • water draftwort

  • crab apples

  • flax

  • hellebore

  • horse radish

  • horse tail

  • lupin

  • milkweed

  • monkhood

  • st johns wort

  • rhodendron

  • oak and acorns

My job on the island

Hi everyone! I know I've already done a post about this but now I've done some more research and I found out some more information. Here it is:

  • White face

  • Snip

  • Stripe

  • Star

  • Blaze


  • Stocking

  • Sock


  • Bay

  • Black

  • Blue roan

  • Brown

  • Chestnut

  • Cream

  • Strawberry roan

  • Skewbald

  • Piebald

  • Palomino

  • Grey


  • Bridle

  • S

  • Bit-snaffle, d-ring, loose ring, eggbutt

  • Flash noseband

  • Drop noseband

  • Standing martingle

  • Running martingle



Includes grass, hay and chaff.


Includes oats, barley, and sugar beet cubes.


Are tasty treats like apples and carrots.

Friday, May 15, 2009

my farmer

Hi everyone! This is what my job on the island consists of...
curry comb: To loosen extra dirt and hairs.
Dandy brush: To brush the horse.
Body brush: To remove dirt.
Hoof pick: To clean the hooves and check for loose stones and horseshoes.
Mane comb: To untangle knots in the man and tail
If washed: Use scraper to scrape of the water.

Feeding: treats; apples, carrots, etc.
1. Hold out your hand so the horse can sniff it
2. Hold your hand as flat as you can, with your thumb straight beside your fingers.
3.Place the food on your hand and hold it steady, the horse will eat the food off your hand.
Tip: They can only eat food of your hand if it is held flat.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The art of mapping...

Hi everyone!
Today in class we discussed how to do mapping. The reason for this is because we have instead of drawing an island with buildings and roads and other details we have to make a MAP of our island. So we had to use our atlas's to find out what all the symbols are for forests, rivers, airports etc. Now all we have to do is the mapping, it will be tricky but i think i can do i i put some hard work into it.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Limestone imformation

Hi guys!
I found some information about limestone and I thought it would be of some use in our Matai islands project since our items to work with are uranium and limestone.
Here it is:

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My job on the island is..

A farrier is a person that specializes in horses hoofs. They are in charge of trimming and cleaning horses hoofs and being a farrier will be part of my job on the island. My full job will be to take care of all the horses and make sure they are fit and healthy.

My job will include:
*Making sure the horses are fit and healthy.
*Grooming them- which means to brush them and keep them clean with sponges.
*Growing grass for the horses to eat.
* Importing hay from different parts of the country for the horses in winter.
*Picking their hooves and making sure they are clean.
*Making sure that the horses are warm when they are put in their fields and have coats on.
*Having a vegetable garden with carrots, and other vegetables for the horses to eat.
*Calling the vet if one of the horses become sick.

1st blog

hi everyone!
before i made this blog i had another blog wich is my school blog and i still have that one

here it is:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Eco houses

uranium information

hi guys!
i found a website about uranium and i thought it would help with our matai island project. Here is the website;

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Items i would take to the matai islands

  1. Clothing
  2. Food
  3. First aid kit
  4. Tent
  5. Box of tools
  6. Money

Matai islands jobs

Mayor: to make decisions
Police: to control people
Farmers: to grow crops for the winter
Woodcutter: to chop down trees for firewood
Architect: to design homes for people to live in
Builders: to buld the houses that the architects
Bankers: to keep track of all the money

Sustainibility in room 18

In class we have been talking about sustainability sustainibility means to maintain balance of a certain process or state in any system (wikipedia).