How Green Is Nova Scotia? By 2013, Nova Scotia will have over 300 wind turbines producing 18.5% of our power.
Tidal power is growing in Nova Scotia due to the force of tides in the Bay of Fundy. 1-Megawatt Tidal Turbine (a typical North American home uses about 8900 kilowatt hours per year.)
Is Nova Scotia Doing a Decent Job? Are we doing enough? Are we building toward a SUSTAINABLE future?
Sustainability Sustainably designed things are BOTH Environmentally Responsible & Socially Responsible
There’s MORE to it than just reuse, reduce, recycle… Products effect people too! We need to be thinking of the product’s entire life.
We have to rethink the way we make things…. • Every decision we make about energy has to do with managing our ‘stuff’ Have a discussion about the stuff in your life and how it uses energy from the beginning of its life to the end (cradle to grave)
Energy is just one piece. We have to rethink the way we make things. If We Don’t… Consider the social ( ) & environmental ( ) impact of what you see. Video Trailer
Systems Thinking Systems thinking means thinking about a piece of technology, a product, etc… as part of an entire system – not just a thing. This system involves ALL the people and places influenced by this system during its LIFE CYCLE.
Why Should We Care? • Watch the following videos. Take notes. • In the end, you will write a ½-1 page answer to that question. Social Responsibility • http://globalnews.ca/news/509094/death-toll-from-bangladesh-building-collapse-rises-to-175/ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXWFXeIZY9g • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brZ-N2hxUPg Environmental Responsibility • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5oi4QOeQ3I&feature=related • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc6LvdsyJ4U&feature=fvwrel
Assignment Write ½ to 1 page reflection on why we should care if technologies & products we use are sustainable (socially & environmentally responsible).