Monday, July 6, 2009
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. GREEN IS GOOD!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Did you know that the Spanish word for sustain is sostener or aguantar? I was on http://www.dictionary.com/ 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
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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
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
Here are some pictures of the houses he has designs:
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
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
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:
- deadly nightshede
- thorn apple
- puple milk vetch
- water draftwort
- crab apples
- horse radish
- horse tail
- st johns wort
- oak and acorns
- White face
- Blue roan
- Strawberry roan
- 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
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
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
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 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.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
These are some links to Eco friendly sites:
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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