Science 8 Sustainable Earth Project – In Progress


 Think about amount of water you have used today. Everytime you flush the toilet, you are using 5 to 7 gallons of water. Also, everytime you take a shower, you are using 2.5 gallons of water per minute. In Canada, each person uses up to 250 litres of water per day in average. That is the same amount of water as Sub Saharan Africans use for 4 days.


       Now, the question is, is there any way we can waste less water? Greywater recycling can be the answer for this question. Greywater is any domestic wastewater produced. The main difference between greywater and sewage is that greywater can be reused, but sewage can’t, due to the organic loading. Greywater can be purified in two ways; by treatment and filtering. After purifing the greywater, it can be used in many various ways. For example, laundry, toilet flushing, and watering your plants can be done with greywater. It will reduce your water bill!


       First and the biggest benefit of reusing greywater is the reduction of water demand which can possibly leads to reduction of sewage.  If you install greywater recycling system, you would get safer water and more options to reuse it. Also,it would reduce how much water you use and the amount of water going into the sewage system. Eventually, you can make the Earth sustainable!

A water limiter it limits your family to use less then 2 gallons of water in the entire house. The amount of gallons of water varies  on the amount of people in the home. 🙂


This picture saddens my heart to see this picture.
Not only, is this a problem but the journey to get the dirty water is dangerous, tiring and long.
Coming home with the little water they’ve collected and knowing that the dirty water can cause diarrhea, dehydration and the worst of all death. Drinking dirty water affects babies the most with their weak immune system, dirty water affects not only the family but the whole community.
Solutions that we can use to help this critical situation is to build more wells and hand out water filters -such as the Hydraid filter which would provide clean water up to a year- to people in villages that are in desperate need of clean water. Both these solutions are in action to this very day. But another thing we can to do save water and the environment are to, take shorter showers-no need to take a shower for an hour!-, not to leave the tap running-this just is a waste of water!-, using cold water to wash your clothes, going to public car washes -because they use less water- and to wash the dishes manually than using the dishwasher-it saves A LOT of water-. If you think you can’t commit to these tasks, try doing a task once a month, or donate to a water project. As we help little by little it’ll not only help people around the world but also the world itself.
It Pays to Power Your Home with Solar Panels
Everyday, homes use up loads of energy. With solar panels, however, people will be able to make their own energy in their homes, while generating an ample amount of excess to sell to the power grid. Since solar panels are quite costly to set up and operate at a residential level, there are ways to get that money back. Everyday, solar panels installed on a home would be collecting energy from the sun; much of that energy would be unneeded for the running of a home. That unneeded energy could be sold back to energy companies, further reducing the cost for energy. The energy produced by solar panels are clean, green, and a great idea for a more sustainable world.
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Some Cities Now Require New Homes to be Equipped with Solar Panels
Cities are always needing more and more energy; to provide electricity for homes, businesses, and roads. In North America, there is generally an ample amount of sunshine, and some cities are taking the power of the sun to their advantage. Lanchester, a small city in California, has implemented a new program that requires home-builders to add solar panels to new homes. The city has invested a lot of money in solar energy, but it will pay off in the long run. Soon, more cities and towns will have to adopt similar programs to harness natural energy sources. The City of Lanchester in just a bit earlier for its time, but that’s a good thing.
With a few small changes in your energy use at home, you can save money  #CleanEnergyOhio

With a few small changes in your energy use at home, you can save money.

In David MacKay’s excellent book, Sustainable Energy – without the hot air, he lists his top energy saving recommendations at the end of chapter 29 titled, “What to do now”.  While his tips are from a British perspective, they are also applicable to Americans and others around the World.

This picture depicts a handle of really helpful tips on how to conserve energy in our homes. I can say myself that I also try to conserve energy but sometimes I forget. For example the point that I like about housing is that we should keep our door and windows closed when turning on the AC and packing our lunch instead of buying it since it takes a lot of energy and water to make the small amount of food. Also making sure we are disposing of our waste properly.

In The USA, the population uses 151 gallons per day, while In Africa they merely use 5 gallons per day. There are so many ways that you can save water. One way you can water is by taking shorter showers like five minutes or less. Another way is that by turning off the water while soaping hands and brushing teeth. In addition, use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and walkways. Some other way is that water your yard and outdoor plants early or late in the day to reduce the evaporation. Donate to clean water charities, it can help to fight against the lack of clean water around the world. Your donation could help prevent disease like diarrhoea, dehydration and death from the dirty water.


Recycling is important. Recycling a can or anything is good for the environment and it saves a lot of natural resources. A can is made, sold and then someone drinks it. From here it can be recycled. When you recycle the can a truck takes it to a factory to be melted down and made in to something else. Recycling is important to our environment to provide a better future for us all.

YOU can make a difference. YOU can change the world. YOU have the power to conserve our home… or spoil it.
Plastic bags, while useful for carrying your groceries into the house, are killing many marine animals and are littering our Earth.

EPS Recycling Cycle

There are many ways to recycle and reuse plastic bags for our everyday needs, reducing our negative impact on the world.
One way, and perhaps the most creative way, to recycle your old plastic bags is to make yourself a brand new hand bag! You’d think that using bags to make a bag is silly, but these newly crafted items are much stronger and durable. Plus, you’ll be saving electricity as you spend your time cutting up plastic bags rather than watching television or surfing the internet!

Remember that the Earth is our planet; our children’s planet, and the planet of many generations to come.  Every small action adds up and essentially will create a more sustainable home for everyone.

he Tesla Car is a very good invention.  With this car the people could stop using fossil fuel.  Even with fossil fuels it can coast a fortune but with Tesla they have these supercharging stations that are free to use.  With these cars they won’t  pollute  anything  making our world a better place.  As well Tesla supercharging station are spread out over the US and a few in Canada and a lot more will be made.  But with the new technology of the future these cars a extremely expensive they range to about $70,000 to $100,000. But Tesla are hoping to lower the price to $30,000 to $35,000.  The car is 88% efficient compared to 16% for a conventional petrol driven car.  Tesla cars and other electric cars are the new technology of the future. When we run out of fossil fuel electric cars with be our transportation.  Overall Tesla has made amazing break though will technology and creativity on the supercharging stations and there cars.

Being green is easier than you think. There are so many creative and unique way to be environmentally friendly like this  contraption here, (reference to the picture) it’s a solar panel with weird twisted shape, but they designed it like that it would catch the wind, yes that’s right it’s a wind turbine too! It’s a greats energy saver if you live In a sunny and windy area. There are bunch of ways to be green, you just don’t know them yet! Some are just as simple as changing your light to fluorescent lights, or hanging plants in the house to filter some of the air. You could possibly swapping some of the shingles on the roof for small solar panels. See being green isn’t very hard.

We can make a difference!

Oil is going to run out in about 40 years. Oil companies are taking over the world because everyone is so dependant on oil with almost everything… the food we eat, the cars we drive, and the chairs we sit on. Global warming is getting worse and pollution is not getting any better. Maybe if we find a way to use electricity instead of oil, we could limit the fumes in the air, make a better place for you and your family to live in, for your grandchildren, too. There are already cars that run on electricity, so why can’t the factories? We could all help the environment, to help our future.

Together, we can make a difference.
Buy cars that run on electricity, get solar panels and wind/hydro turbines
One Choice: Can determine your future
One Choice:  Can make a difference
One Choice: Can save save lives
One Choice:  Can change the world
Who do you want to be?


The water limiters limits the amount of water used in your home. You will have a monitor which shows you how much water you will be given for the day, the amount of water you used yesterday, 2 weeks ago, one month ago, 6 months ago and a year ago. So that you can calculate the amount of water your using in a long to short span of time.

??you should not eat more than you need to, dont buy a bunch of food that you arent going to eat or give. Try to eat healthy and a well balanced diet so you dont waste any food and start dumping it in the garbage! Always try to go on a vegetarian diet once a week, it helps the enviroment and yourself! for example, it takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. Think of what you could do with 2,500 gallons of water. that water could go to people that are in need. In conclusion you should not waste or dump food that hasnt been eaten, you should give it to the needy or… DONT EVEN BUY THAT MUCH FOOD IF YOU KNOW YOUR NOT GOING TO EAT IT!!


Water is the most needed basic need of life. Without it, there’s very little chance to survive.
In  Subsaharan Africa, every 19 seconds a mother loses their child to a water related disease.  That’s almost 450 kids per day. Unlike developed countries such as the USA, Sub-Saharan Africa does not have filtered water. While we use water as if it was nothing but merely another “permanent” resource, the Sub-Saharan Africans cherish every drop of water. Clean or dirty.
Only 0.007% is usable. We need to save what little water we have. We can save water with a few examples.
One example is to take short showers. Instead of using the shower for 30-45 minutes, you can try to save water by taking short showers for 10-15 minutes. Another example is to use a broom or leaf blower to clean your driveway rather than a water hose. You can also try to place a plastic bottles filled with sand and pebbles and place it in the toilet tanks safe from the mechanics. This way the tank senses a “fake” weight and uses less water to flush your water. You don’t really need to use a whole lot of water to flush. And NEVER flush non-decomposing waste in the toilet, as this can clog the pipes and more water is used to try to flush the waste.
I had a discussion with my dad ( an account for an oil and gas company) and these are things we have discussed to cut back on the use of fossil fuels:
– taking public transit, a bike, or an electric car as transportation
– factories restricting the amount of fossil fuels used in factories for mass production.
We all know fossil fuel byproducts increase global warming. Then why do we continue to use it? If we used ‘renewable’ energy sources we would have clearer air, cleaner water, and a healthier population. If we did something as simple as instal solar panels in your house of drive an electric car we could drastically reduce pollution. Should we make a change for the better or continue to destroy our only home?
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