Crude Impact Essay - Dalyn Valentin

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Fossil fuels well that’s a thing that I have always taken for granted until I saw the documentary of Crude Impact. Well I did know that the population is increasing abundantly but what I didn't know is when the consumers increase in such a vast number so does the production. Now imagine this just one person has 30,000 items that relates to fossil fuels and multiply by the seven billion on our world population. That’s a great quantity of items that relates to fossil fuels in our daily lives. People need to start getting a reality check of what may happen if we continue to use our fossil fuels so much we may lead to environmental degradation. For instance, in the Titanic even though the ship was sinking many people said this is an unsinkable ship people rather believe in the myth instead of getting into the lifeboat. The myth is people believe these fossil fuels will never run out instead of using alternative resources which in this case is our lifeboat. We better get on the lifeboat before the ship starts sinking. I will be doing my part by increasing my independence on fossil fuels.

A lifestyle change I could do for a week to proliferate my independence on fossil fuels is bathroom changes. How many times have your parents said if you’re not using the water turn it off. Well for a week whenever I’m brushing my teeth I’ll make sure to turn it off when not in use. Also I plan to buy recycled toilet paper so it will be nice to know that once I’m in the bathroom I’m not killing a new tree. Additionally, instead of getting a new hand towel every time I would just display one hand towel and use that for a certain amount of time. Cleaning the bathroom is also a great dilemma because you use these aerosol cans when instead you can be using cooking ingredients such as vinegar and baking soda. Just doing things like these although might seem small makes a huge difference.

I would spread the word about going green and recycling much more and doing this for a year or so...
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