• Abstract: Climate change is affecting our planet now more than ever, and people may have a bigger part in this worldwide issue than they realize. Studies have shown that one of the most dangerous and harmful

  • Heidi commented on the post, The Sloth 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I loved this. Sloths are my favorite animals so this made me very happy. It also seemed like you put some research into it, stating facts.

  • Heidi commented on the post, I.S.O Williams 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I thought this was pretty funny. I typically don’t like poetry, but this was light and easy to read. Nicely done

  • I love this topic! i’m very passionate about protecting and preserving the environment. i love how you made this local; it made the issue feel more important. keep up the good work!

  • Heidi commented on the post, Save the Bees! (Part 4) 2 months ago

    great topic! i think this is really important to talk about. you’ve done a great job providing substantial research and evidence to support your claim.

  • An article titled “The Politics of Veganism” breaks down this lifestyle into all sorts of topics of debate. It covers the controversy around it, the difference between veganism and vegetarianism, the env

    • Mae replied 2 months ago

      Heidi, I really enjoyed your article. I have always known that veganism had benefits on the environment, but I didn’t know to what extent. I enjoyed learning about this. This has made me reconsider my life choices, and consider a vegetarian lifestyle. I would love to help the environment, and this seems an easy way to make a big difference.

    • Hi Heidi,

      Veganism seems to be on the rise lately, and I didn’t really know what all the benefits were, so I enjoyed reading your post! Like you wrote, going “meat-free” has many benefits to the environment as well as our bodies, but would we be missing any key nutrients? Also, how would following a pescetarian diet compare in terms of the environmental and nutrient impact to veganism and vegetarianism?

      –Naomi

  • Heidi‘s profile was updated 2 months, 1 week ago

  • Climate change is affecting our planet now more than every, and people may have a bigger part in this worldwide issue than they realize. Different media outlets have tried to advertize easy, day to day choices we

    • Your topic is extremely important. So many people don’t realize the harm they are doing to the environment by choosing to eat meat. It is truly one of the most terrible things we are doing to our plant. Human and earth sustainability does not include industrial meat farming. I don’t know if this would help or not but food that goes uneaten produces a lot of green house gas as it decomposes in land fills and we waste a lot of food. You could maybe that into your topic if your struggling to find anything.

    • I never thought that wasteful and very horrifying practices in the meat industry actually was impacting our environment more than we thought! It reminds me of that one instance where people living next to a pork farm had to suffer through the stench of living next to a lake of pig waste and pig entrails that attracted bugs as well as caused sickness within the neighborhood.

      Thank you for bringing this to light! I hope you keep documenting what you find out.

    • Your topic is incredibly important in society today. Most people don’t take into account the harmful effects of meat on the environment. Here’s a fun fact: simply the land space it takes to feed the chickens in the USA takes up the entire square footage of Puerto Rico (twice). Not only jut meat, but choosing to buy product that are not local wastes tons of gallons of gasoline which releases so much fossil fuel into the environment. Great topic!

    • Nikki replied 1 month ago

      Thank you for writing about this very important issue. It is so important to bring awareness to the negative impact the meat industry is having on our planet. I have done some research on this topic in the past and I also learned that if everyone switched to a vegan diet world hunger could be eliminated more easily.

  • This is very interesting. I am a bit of a Scrooge myself and don’t live Christmas, or any holiday for that matter. The Germans have a Christmas tradition that I find pretty funny, der Krampus. Der Krampus punishes bad children by hitting them with sticks and takes them to the Underworld.
    Here’s a link to an article I found explaining the history…[Read more]

  • Heidi commented on the post, Meat 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I appreciate you bringing up this topic for discussion. I think a big issue is that people don’t put together that the “food” on their plate comes from an intelligent and living being. I know I didn’t before I stopped eating meat. Factory farming is absolutely horrible, and I think the majority of people still believe that livestock is raised on…[Read more]

  • This was very educational. Prior to reading, I had no background knowledge of amputations. You wrote in an easy to understand way but also included detail about the procedure. It was also very interesting that you included a personal connection to this topic. Very well done.

  • Heidi commented on the post, GMO 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for shedding light onto the hot topic of GMOs. I agree with you that they are much more
    beneficial to us than they are harmful. I think the whole term “genetically modified organism” scares people into thinking they’re bad before they know what they actually are. Nice evidence supporting your stance.

  • Heidi commented on the post, Equal Pay for Women 5 months ago

    Thank you for introducing a discussion to take place surrounding this issue. You took an important topic and backed your view with facts, and it made for a very persuasive argument. I agree with you that this issue is extremely important. Frankly, it baffles me that the gender wage gap still exists. Hopefully raising more and more awareness, like…[Read more]

  • Heidi commented on the post, Let that be a reminder 5 months ago

    Thank you for sharing this. It’s really beautiful. I feel like there’s a weird stigma around mental illness and I believe we have to shed more light on this important issue that affects so many people. Thank you for shedding your light.

  • I completely agree! Nice evidence backing up your statements. If you want to delve even further into this topic, here is an article concerning the “plastic islands” polluting our oceans:

    http://nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/

  • Great topic! You did a great job adding quotes and facts from specific articles. I think this is such an important issue to talk about since the wellbeing of the human race quite literally depends on the health of our planet. Here’s a link to a website if you want to help get involved:

    https://www.beforetheflood.com/act/

  • I completely agree! Nice evidence backing up your statements. If you want to delve even further into this topic, here is an article concerning the “plastic islands” polluting our oceans:

    http://nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/

  • Thank you for sharing this. I related very much to having a sick grandparent who relies on pain pills, and I agree that medicinal marijuana could be extremely helpful to a wide variety of patients.

  • I found this to be very informative. I’ve been very interested in meditation, and this information, like the cited articles, was very helpful. Thank you Mae!

  • As our world becomes more and more urbanized and demands more energy to sustain itself, the topic of whether alternate energy sources can effectively replace fossil fuels comes into play. We’re on our way to c

    • I think solar panels would be an excellent investment in clean energy for our country. great work!

    • This post is both informative and easy to read. I like how you incorporated both sides of the argument. This seems well researched, and I can tell this is a topic you are passionate about! I like the idea of green jobs, and I think that our government should look into the possibility of creating more of such jobs. Thanks for the post!

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