The biodegradable plastics have come a long way and made themselves known to the general public. The companies have portrayed a really idealistic image with the biodegradable plastics: like naturally-made plastic bags that will naturally break down and disappear. If things really go like what people envisioned, biodegradable products would be the “hero” to solve the plastic issue on earth. But pay attention to the word “If” I used in that sentence, because the reality suggests that biodegradable plastics might not be as cool as we wish them to be.Continue reading “Week 3: “Non-biodegradable Biodegradable Plastic Bags””
Week 2: Let’s Talk about College Stuff
It’s again the time of the year when high school students are turning in their applications and will be making decisions soon. Even we are still not certain if we can go back on campus or not for next year, choosing a sustainable campus is still important.
So, here are some things to look for when you make the decision about where you want to stay for the next four years.Continue reading “Week 2: Let’s Talk about College Stuff”
“The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” Book Review
Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
Available in: Hardcopy (Maybe consider used book?), ebook, audiobook.
When I decided to read this book, I had in mind a book with graphs and percentages to give out stunning information about how human activities have killed off many animals on earth and I was ready to feel guilty; but this book,with factual details woven into deftly written language, gives me a feeling that is quite indescribable: it’s like standing on a remote island in isolation to realize that whatever I had is probably gone or in the process of disappearing.
Some part of the book was somewhat history heavy, talking about the discoveries scientists made leading up to the concept of “extinction”. In our current time, extinction doesn’t seem like a fancy term, even kids can talk about how the dinosaurs and their extinction, but up until the 18th century, people have not considered the fact that “what existed may have vanished into thin air”.Continue reading ““The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” Book Review”