Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My footprint diary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAAAAAA!!!!!! I found out that my mum is saving money on the energy bills!!!! Which means that turning off the lights is saving money and energy!!!!!!!!!!!!! My footprint is now decreasing and it feels good to know that I am trying to live sustainably. I think that everyone should at least try to save the planet!!!!!!!!! =)

Friday, June 26, 2009

My Footprint Diary

Today I went to the shops and we got those snaplock bags and we reuse them heaps, ITS LIKE WE ONLY NEED THREE (one for me and each one for my brother and sister)!!!!!!! My mum got rid of sky so now we dont watch t.v anymore which is great because we save power and we could get out a boardgame and play it with the family!!!!!!! I turn off all the lights that we dont use as well so Im double saving power yaaaa for me =)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My footprint diary

In room 18 we are learning about the enviroment as part of this we are learning about ecological footprints I will be keeping a diary to see if mine is decreasing!
So heres my diary entry for the day!!!!

Today instead of using the wrap I used a snaplock bag which is reusable, but we only had had one left so I used some wrap sorry world =( I do have a vege garden in the back so thats were I get my veges from and some fruit trees!!!
My challenge is to use the snaplock bags and to buy the reusable bags instead of the plastic bags.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Studio 2, every year does a competition called the meccano mad movie challenge!!!! The T.V.F.I team are participating and making a movie about the environment! Its going to be about a robot who tries to save the world but I wont tell you anymore! It is going to be soo awesome and it links to our sustainably!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sustainable Architecture

On Wednesday 3rd Kris Wilson from Design House came and talked to us about sustainable architecture and this is what I learnt from him.
The idea behind sustainable architecture is to live healthy and happy into the future and live of sustainable resources and create homes that are ecofriendly to the environment. Kris described architecture as the art of science and building creative and technical homes.

In the building process you make lots of waste even in an ecohouse in fact 50% of the waste is just from building, it creates CO2 and the energy uses go on and on.

Pointers on building an ecohouse

  • Use concrete to hold in the heat.
  • Insulation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Waste management
  • Eco-lighting
  • Small is good
  • Cladding
  • Grey water systems
  • Recycle while building
  • Ventilation
  • Thermal mass - store heat
  • Wetback- heat house while heating water
  • Solar panels
  • Using local materials
  • Use douglas fer, plywood and macracapa
  • Low flow taps and showers
  • Overhangs
  • Glass on north side and a wall on the other side
  • Renewable non-toxic materials
Just remember an eco-house is normal, just the same as an family house just friendly to the environment and good for our world.

For more information check out kris' website

Tuesday, June 2, 2009