Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

viernes, 4 de septiembre de 2015

Circular economy, the future.

Moving towards a circular eonomy (European Union)

The principles

The Guardian: The circular economy 

Other interesting issues: Oxfam, second-hand clothing shops, vintage clothes... What is the 'ecological footprint'?

How big is your environmental footprint? CALCULATE IT HERE!!!  

Watch these two NEW THAT'S ENGLISH VIDEOS connected with the issue:

4 comentarios:

  1. In this comment I am going to talk about our ecologic footprint and about the second-hand clothing shops. Also I am going to talk about the New That’s English.

    What it is the ecologic footprint? It is the impact of the human on our environment. So we have to be aware of what we do in our lives. Nowadays the people are more use to throw away things that are new or can be recycled. This can be problem, because in some years there won’t be enough resources or everyone. For recycle our clothes which are small or you don’t like them you can bring them to second-hand shops or to a charity shop.

    The New That’s English it is very interesting and can help you to improve your English. They also have a section “That’s Britain” where they speak about a town of Britain. I recommend them I have watched nearly all the episodes and they are nice.

    All in all, I think we have to reduce our ecologic footprint, because the next generations will have to live in the Earth unless they colonize other planet. We can help other people which can’t afford clothes giving them our clothes that we don’t need.

    By: William : )))

    There are so many charities that it is hard sometimes to know who to donate to. Some people think that it should be the government that should support people in need, whether at home or abroad. Spain has given 13 million euros to ONGS in 2015.One person who was interview in the video said it was better for governments to do this because that way everyone participated. Another girl thought that it was every person´s moral obligation to give money if we have sufficient for luxuries. Other people think that sometimes the money given to big charities doesn´t really get to the people who need it.
    Some big charity organizations like the Red Cross/Red Crescent and Tear Fund publish information for their members which shows very clearly how much is spent and how it is spend. These charities do very vital work all over the world.
    Supporting some local charities is a way of insuring that your money get to people in need. Even if you have no money you can support charities by doing sponsored runs or handing on your used possessions. In Salobreña the “Rastro” (a charity shop which takes second-hand items)is run by volunteers and the money they get from selling articles goes to a good cause .
    They also collect plastic bottle tops. Maybe you could start collecting!

    Julia Ruiz Jimenez 4ºB

  3. We have adopted a lineal approach... we take, we make and we dispose. If a new phone comes up, so we ditch the old one; if a washing machine breaks down, so we buy another. Each time we do this, we are using up resources, and often producing toxic wastes.

    If circular economy were applicable to manufacture sector, it would save 625,000 millions euros, and so, it would create a lot of workstations. The idea of circular economy is reproduce the dynamic of the nature.

    In my opinion, circular economic is a great way to pollute less, and that will benefit all of us.

    I have done the questionnaire and the result is:
    My footprint is 2,02 planets, in other words, we would need 2,02 planets if everyone lived my lifestyle, and we only have 1!

    María Béjar Rodríguez 4º ESO A

  4. Nowadays, the environment and climate change are very important issues. In addition, we all know the relevance of recycling, reducing and reusing. Talking about reuse, there is a very good idea that, although it is quite well known, not many people apply it. And that is second-hand clothing. We like to buy new clothes every few months to renovate our wardrobe. However, in addition to the fact that the fabrication of these clothes is polluting, when we throw them away we are polluting even more.

    On the one hand, many people refuse to wear second-hand clothes for reasons such as they are too old, not in fashion or not pretty. Besides, in many places it is difficult to find second-hand clothes shops. Moreover, many times the clothes they sell in those stores may be too old and used, so they are no longer good to wear.

    On the other hand, second-hand clothes have many advantages. Apart from the fact that it helps with environmental care, in most cases it is very cheap, even free! Many people donate the clothes they no longer wear, or you can make exchanges with other people. This way you can always have new things in your wardrobe at a low cost. In addition, you can always give your old clothes a new use by cutting or changing them.

    In short, second-hand clothing is a very environmentally friendly option that we should try. In my opinion, it would be a good idea to do more promotion for this type of clothing.