i remember in high school we had an “earth club” (even though we didn’t have any sports teams or a gsa or anything) and they would write little energy or resource conservation tips on reused paper bags and tape them on the insides of the bathroom stalls

and one of them that always bothered me said something to the effect of “conserve water because starving children in africa don’t have enough”

how do those two things affect each other

does the city’s water management think “for every gallon of water not used, we’re going to donate a gallon of water to starving children in africa”

i appreciate the idea but

that doesn’t make any sense

i was with NONE of my four siblings for sibling day, lol

ok last homework help question i’m going to ask (this week)

i need to find an article from ecology and society (http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/issues/) that’s about a debate

i’m either having a really hard time finding one or my brain is just completely numb

i’m going for numb…

this is the card my grandparents sent me
we went for a school trip, and the alpacas were shy and scared of everyone else, but they were flocking around me to kiss me

this is the card my grandparents sent me

we went for a school trip, and the alpacas were shy and scared of everyone else, but they were flocking around me to kiss me

for my birthday my grandpa sent me a picture of me kissing alpacas in high school (along with $20)

Anonymous said:

Hey -a college instructor here. Obviously I can't speak for all profs, but I would definitely want to know about it if a site my students need access to is down. I encourage you to email the prof!

i emailed the prof and then i scrolled down on the assignment and saw that there was an alternative site to use if the first site was down…haha……

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Anonymous said:

Hope you're feeling better, and I agree those two ideas sound solid, I hope you have a wonderful day/night.

thank you!

Anonymous said:

Oh! And can you find any examples of how these scientists are choosing to solve the problems, not necessarily all of them, but like, any descriptions of procedures they're undertaking to address the issues? Like in #3 you state really good problems, are there any ways those scientists are going about reducing the pollution/waste, like Canadians using bags of milk instead of plastic bottles, companies being encouraged to produce biodegradable packaging, like one or two examples.

well the chapters go on to talk about how to prevent things like rising extinction rates and poverty and stuff like that, so i think because that’s there, those two ideas are solid for “paradigms”

Anonymous said:

Also, for #'s 3 and 5 is there any way you can find a specific group that support that idea? If you can't, leave it at what you have, but it might drive home the "group solidarity" idea the prompt is talking about if you can find a name of a team or something. Either way don't fret too much I think you have solid answers.

i think they’re supposed to be paradigms for environmental science/environmentalists in general so i think i don’t have to find a specific group :S

Anonymous said:

Okay I vote that ideas 3 and 5 are your best ones, they're the most developed I think and I can see how they show *idea uniting like-minded people to look at things from a new perspective based on a consensus of previously shared info to solve problems.

yeah i ended up choosing three and five, i think they’re the best of the bunch

Paradigm thinking is a trap. Just because something works well in some cases of structured thinking doesn’t mean its going to work for everything.

that doesn’t really help with my assignment

Anonymous said:

Hi so I don't want you to have a panic attack. I'm not really well versed in what your class is exploring, but paradigm I'd think of as just some huge revelation that shifts all thinking--like Galileo storms in like BITCHES THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN and later he's proven right, that shifts the paradigm of scientific thinking, etc. if that makes any sense. If I can think of a better way/example I'll send it but I believe in you don't get too upset. <3

im trying to work through the panic…my brain feels too numb to think, though…

Anonymous said:

I don't know how much this helps, if at all. But I read the definition of paradigm, and I think... Its almost like a proposed theory? A theory that brings together people with new ideas, to solve and test the theory presented... The theory doesn't have to be real, but the new ways of thinking and ideas can be... I don't know about your environmental stuff, but... So, theories that are meant to incite new ways of thinking and problem solving maybe? I'm really sorry if this wasn't helpful...

yeah i think that’s what the definition is getting at but like…i’m having a tough time finding an example of something like that in my book…