Class Note for ECOL 406R with Professor Bonine at UA 2
Class Note for ECOL 406R with Professor Bonine at UA 2
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Lecture 22 17 Nov 2003 Student Presentations Conservation Biology ECOL 406R506R University of Arizona Fall 2003 Kevin Bonine 1 Thank Bob Steidl 2 Campus Ecology Fellowship Program Monday 4pm seminar Nov 17 John McKay job candidate quotLogical Adaptation in P1ants Conservation Physiological Ecology and Genetics in BSW 208 3 Exam Wednesday Covers lectures and readings since Exam 2 Lots of questions stemming from Steidl lecture 4 Lots of publications for general Conservation Biology promotion A Lorax by Dr Seuss B 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth I l 3 Environmental Research Foundation 39 PO BOX 160 New Brunswick NJ 08903 I Fax 732 7914603 Email erfrachelorg All back issues are on the web at in text and PDF formats To subscribe free send Email to listservistsrachelorg with the Words SUBSCRIBE RACHELNEWS YOUR FULL NAME in the message The Rachel newsletter is also available in Spanish to leam how to subscribe in Spanish send the word AYUDA in an Email message to inforachelorg Competent before radical Data and science before fingerpainting Four Spikes 1 Consumption 2 Human Population Growth 3 Extinctions 4 Global Change What should we do NYTimes 04 Nov 2003 A5 Earth Warms The Hottest Issue Is Energy Student Presentation Assignment for 17 Nov LESS is MORE How do we reduce ecological footprint reduce consumption and fight global warming Please be as speci c as possible and cite more than your opinion Each group will have 15 minutes suggest 12 plus 3 min for questions 1 PERSONAL Amy Tendick Galia Bobman Aurora FabryWood Erica Sontz Justin Dodds 2 FRIENDS AND FAMILY Ben Joslin Andrea Vasquez Bridget Barker Louise Misztal Meghan Jarvie 3 COMMUNITY Christopher Deegan Michael Gilliland JD Friedrichs Ginny Newsome Lauren Merin Jenna Ramsey 4 COUNTRY AND WORLD Dana Backer Cori Carveth Sarah Hartwell Linh Nguyen Maeveen Behan Leonides Corral Student Presentation Assignment for 17 Nov LESS is MORE How do we reduce ecological footprint recluce consumption and fight global warming Please be as speci c as possible and cite more than your opinion Each group will have 15 minutes suggest 12 plus 3 min for questions 1 PERSONAL Amy Tendick Galia Bobman Aurora FabryWood Erica Sontz Justin Dodds Reducing Ecological Impacts The Individual An Introduction Simplify Our basic needs with wants inevitably mixed in Food Shelter Transportation gtgt Goods and Services Taken from the ecological foot print quiz A signi cant difference between Wants and Needs Needs a Wants any commodity physiological or WhiCh C1068 IlOt psychological directly affect the requirement for SUI ViVal Of an the wellbeing of indiVidual an organism Food VVant Need I say more Need 0 Mother s milk 0 Fruits n veggies 0 Nuts 0 Minimal meats Shelter Want Transportation 0 Need want 0 For only 100000 Goods and Services Needs Clothing for warmth and cover Wants Most recreational activities and all those accessor1es Making food decisions Often What s healthy for you is also better for the Earth Shop for food consciously Be aware of What your money is supporting Avoid supporting grocerystore monopolies Walmart Buy meats and fruitsvegetables Where you have organic choices Trader Joes Wild Oats etc Grow a garden and orchard Join a garden club Support farmer s markets and or buy more locally grown and inseason Buy organic 95 organic ingredients not GMO pesticidefree Bioaccumulation Limit red meat intake to 12 daysweek Buy organic Hormone free antibioticfree Coleman not fed GMO s freerange Fish Be weary of buying those that are environmentally destructive shrimp F armraised less healthy vs native THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF CERTIFIED ORGANIC MEAT 1NO PESTICIDES OR CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS ARE PERMITTED IN THE GROWING OF THE ANHVIALS39 FEED 2THE ANIMALS MUST BE FED FROM CROPS GROWN ON LAND WHICH HAS NOT BEEN SPRAYED FOR A MINIMIHVI OF THREE YEARS 3NO GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS GMO39S ARE PERMITTED IN THE ANIMALS39 FEED 4NO ANTIBIOTICS OR GROWTH HORMONES HVIPLANTS ARE PERMITTED 5THIRD PARTY VERIFICATION AND INSPECTION ARE REQUIRED BY AN ACCREDITED CERTIFYING BODY 6A THOROUGH AUDIT TRAIL IS REQUIRED TO TRACE ALL CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCTS BACK TO THE FARM OF ORIGIN 7THE ORGANIC PROCESSOR MUST MAINTAIN AND UPDATE AN ORGANIC PROCESSING AND HANDLING PLAN 8THE FARM MUST MONITOR SOIL AND WATER QUALITY AT ALL TIMES Other Tips When eating out avoid fast food Less processed Less packaging When possible buy bulk avoid singleserving portion Types of packaging which is easier to recycle Bring own bags or reuse Be aware of brands try to support those that are smaller businesses with a better environmental track record Shelter Our houses need to be small and ef cient We tent to build big houses with big dining rooms or living rooms and we rarely use them One of the most important things to think of when we build or buy a house is that it is well insulated Good insulation will save a lot of electrical energy or other ways to keep the house cool or warm In warm areas especially like Tucson we should put solar heating systems on our houses This system is easy to assemble and it can save a lot of money in heating water There are some solar systems that can provide the electricity for lighting 6059 In dry areas we could built a water recycling system Bath and sink water can be used as they are with very few filtering to water our gardens Iectn39city Iran Apartments vs Houses with yards Sunnyu Buying old vs building new Personal footprint Goods Services Clothing Postal Furnishings Utilities Electronics Laundrydry cleaning Appliances Medical Paper Entertainment Medicine and hygiene Education Sustainability 0 Con ict ofinterest the American Dream vs ecological sustainability The US as a model 0 Teaching future generations httpwwwireubccaecoresearcheco rprhtml Conspicuous Consumption Correction Factors for the US FOSSIL CROPLAND PASTURE FOREST BUILTUP FISHERIES ENERGY LAND FOOD HOUSING NSPORTATION GOODS SERVICES AS US average fossi fuel area of services Equivalence and Yield Factorsamp Footprint m2 Equivalence Factors gm2m2 FOSSIL ENERGY CROPLAND PASTURE FOREST BUILTUP LAND FISHERIES TOTAL Reducing your footprint I E E Eh I E El LI I III E 1539 D I Ell Ll39 LIJ Needs vs wants Buying new vs buying used Donating or recycling oldbutseryiceable goods Use vs waste Personal lifestyle goals Student Presentation Assignment for 17 Nov LESS is MORE How do we reduce ecological footprint reduce consumption and fight global warming Please be as speci c as possible and cite more than your opinion Each group will have 15 minutes suggest 12 plus 3 min for questions 2 FRIENDS AND FAMILY Ben Joslin Andrea Vasquez Bridget Barker Louise Misztal Meghan Jarvie Helping Friends and Family Understand Biodiversity Global Warming and Ecological Footprints Introduction Bridget oommunioationernail Meghan Children Ben gatherings Louise appreciation Family Parents Siblings Children Close Relatives Grandparents Uncles Aunts Cousins Friends Close Friends and Kindred Spirits Colleagues CoWorkers Acquaintances Understand Arguments All environmentalists are socialists or communists that want to take away our rights land and money Ron Arnold often seen on Fox Noise Network All viros hate humans and human progress Viros exaggerate the problems of global warming and are just trying to scare people to get them to turn into communists rhetoric misleads a gullible public into thinking that every barren forsaken area they want to preserve from man s arti cial tampering is the Grand Canyon To their antihuman natureworshipping minds everything is the Grand Canyon not to be touched except by Wilderness hikers Copyright 2003 Erich Veyhl All Rights Reserved Refute Arguments You are the model show your FampF that Viros are not fringe group people Biodiversity is an indicator of the health of the planet healthy planethealthy people Get your FampF to calculate their footprint Share information about global warming and ways to reduce individual output Communication email phone face to face Keep info pertinent Give them tools Lead by example Do as I do Avoid Hypocrisy Followup So What did you think about Did you get through to McCain s office Good effective email Timely action can happen that day important for legislation calling your congress person Ability to reach a lot of people Accurate and to the point Don t forward copy and edit BCC recipients Bad ineffective and ANNOYING email Multiple forwards hmm I wonder how spammers got my email Petitions DO NOT FORWARD Incorrect info poor research SPAM Millions of recipients Avoid graphic intensive or large le size slow download crowded mailbox Good Sources Library don t have to buy books less waste 1 know it s hard I love books too Internet Alternative news commondrearnsorg Shopping Keep it Local Buy used items ecornallcorn natural products expo InformationData biodiVorg World Resources Institute wriorg and United Nations unorg Helping Children to Fight Global Warming Model recycling amp teach kids about What materials can be recycled Find internet amp other resources that promote environmentally healthy habits WWF Nat Geographic Discovery Ch Help classroom teachers plan activities for Earth Day ex plant a tree Helping Children to Fight Global Warming Show kids how to compost and teach them the about the environmental impacts it has Have children help you organize car pools to school and to their activities Promote intrinsic value by taking kids to national parks zoos hiking camping etc Friends and Family Spread the Word quotTextbooks do not perform conservation people doquot quotHuman interaction is the primary source of achieving the mission of conservation so interpersonal skills are importantquot VanDyke The 39Gathering39 Remember friends and family have as much pull as a police of cer on a personyou can make a difference Be open but not preachy quotMcKibben asks us these questions and more important he asks them of himself Environmentalists are sometimes accused of telling others how to live While themselves living otherwise By placing himself at the center of his argument McKibben diffuses some of this potential criticism We hear about his family friends and the Sunday school class he teaches We hear about his daughter Sophie We hear about his vasectomy Ummm maybe not THAT open but be yourself and a good example Gatherings Be emotional Motivate like Maeveen Ideas A party like a tupperware partybut Without the burps A fundraiser Lots of food NO SHRIMP Lots of info Let them be the judge Other familyfriend group activities Go to the park Hikes Con Bio Lectures TV showsdocumentaries intellectual discussion NOW GET THEM TO SPREAD THE WORD Enthusiasm quotAre you going to recycle that If not I sure will quot Give them examples of how you live and how to inform others Emphasis on fact not force Conservation conversations quotSo Kevin what did you do this weekendquot quotI went out with some students and sexed snakesquot quotWHAT DID YOU DOquot Then you could describe what you were doing and why Hopefully their interest will be peaked enough to ask why Fostering Appreciation of Nature 0 Take familyFriends with you on hikes camping trips etc Share your enthusiasm for the outdoors and knowledge of how to sustainably enjoy them Outdoor Activities Many people don t know What is really out there and haven t had the chance to see itlike it You can be the catalyst Student Presentation Assignment for 17 Nov LESS is MORE How do we reduce ecological footprint recluce consumption and fight global warming Please be as speci c as possible and cite more than your opinion Each group will have 15 minutes suggest 12 plus 3 min for questions 3 COMMUNITY Christopher Deegan Michael Gilliland JD Friedrichs Ginny Newsome Lauren Merin Jenna Ramsey Student Presentation Assignment for 17 Nov LESS is MORE How do we reduce ecological footprint recluce consumption and fight global warming Please be as speci c as possible and cite more than your opinion Each group will have 15 minutes suggest 12 plus 3 min for questions 4 COUNTRY AND WORLD Dana Backer Cori Carveth Sarah Hartwell Linh Nguyen Maeveen Behan Leonides Corral National contributions to reducing ecological footprint Kyoto Protocol Participating countries implementation Nonparticipants Alternative Energy Other The Kyoto Protocol Adopted at UN Headquarters NY May 9 1 992 Currently 188 nations have signed on Commits nations to reduce emissions of 6 greenhouse gases 3 natural 3manmade Background on Kyoto Protocol By 2012 Each nation would have to reduce emissions by at least 5 below 1990 levels Each country would emit 30 less greenhouse gasses than without the protocol Monitor and publish their progress Emissions trading If a country can39t meet their reduction requirement they can receive quotcreditquot from another nation that has reduced more than it was required to 1999 GHG Emissions in millions of tons not 39E httpmapsgridanokyoto 1 19 countries have rati ed accepted or accessed to the Kyoto Protocol as of Sept 29 2003 with the main exceptions of the US Australia and the Russian Federation for a complete listing see lt mo mu sun 5cm 1090 mm 53m No aaxa or nanr contracting many Japan Accounted for 85 of CO2 emissions in 1990 Required by Kyoto Protocol to reduce GHG emissions by 6 from 1990 levels during 20082012 period Plans to accomplish this by adding 20 new nuclear reactors over next decade to replace existing electric plants which produce 25 of all CO2 emissions in Japan by using its existing forests as CO2 sinks to account for 37 of the proposed reduction by offering aid packages in the form of jointresearch projects and training in antipollution measures for developing countries such as China India Vietnam the Phillipines Thailand Indonesia and Malaysia Germany Accounted for 74 of CO2 emissions in 1990 Kyoto Protocol commitment to reduce emissions by 21 by 20082012 period As of 122000 one of only three countries to reduce emissions through shutdown of coalfired plants Plans to accomplish further reductions by Setting min xed prices for renewable energy which has boosted utilization of wind energy to 5000 megawatts spending 2 billion euros per year on revamping building insulation Ecotax motor vehicle taX and gas taX exemption promote using renewable energy sources fuel efficient cars and cogeneration plants 3B investment in rail infrastructure E Energy Use per capita l1 599139 The average Canadian produces four times the global average level of emissions 236 tonnespersonyear a l Transportation accounts for half of all greenhouse emissions and energy use in the home accounts for the other half Millions of ETUS per persmn r nl r I r r r 16 3 55 5 e But the good news is that Canadians are eager to adopt clean renewable energy technologies So What Are We Doing Rati ed Kyoto Protocol in December 2002 Reduce GHG 6 below 1990 levels by 20082012 Climate Change Action Fund CCAF Mandatory emission cuts and emission trading for large factories and power plants Updated standards for energy efficient buildings Financial incentives for small businesses to cut emissions Tax breaks for use of alternative fuels Wind Energy What it is wind turbine wind speed Major Challenge to using wind power Wind energy industry As an alternative in the US in Europe Nuclear Energy if we limit the amount of energy we have we lose our freedom and our democratic society PROS CONS Status in US lack of energy will not stop material progress Alternative Energy solar hydrogen fuel cells hydroelectric geothermal methane amp fusion Other measures Incentives Legislation and Policy standards END
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