FINAL PIECE

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MY CAMPAIGN:

Deforestation

I am going to give you a brief explanation on deforestation and how you can help. Then I’m going to move on to my own idea and what I’m going to do in the future. Both sides are worth reading for!

Deforestation is a massive cause of climate change. Trees absorb the co2 that is being let into the atmosphere. This should help reduce our carbon emissions but, some decide to chop down the trees. Chopping down the trees means that also the carbon dioxide that was stored up was now let into the atmosphere. Another good thing about trees is that they use the carbon dioxide that they store up to create oxygen for us to breathe. Once we breathe in the oxygen, we breathe out the co2. Then they breathe in that co2 and breathe out oxygen. This works in a cycle. It’s like recycling air!

Now this moves me to my next point: recycling. Their are many people who support deforestation. Deforestation means cutting down trees. They support this because trees gives us wood, paper and other resources that humanity wants. That was the other perk about trees. They can make resources and materials. I understand why they are doing this action, but I think it’s too much. I think they should reduce the amount of trees they are cutting down, we should reuse our materials and paper, and we should recycle them. Reduce, reuse, and recycle!

REDUCE

First of all, we need to reduce our carbon emissions. And to do that we need to reduce the amount of trees being cut down. World consumption of paper has grown 400 percent in the last 40 years. Now nearly 4 billion trees or 35 percent of the total trees cut around the world are used in paper industries on every continent. That equates to about 2.47 million trees cut down every day! The study found that there are around 3.04 trillion trees on Earth, or around 422 for each person on the planet. We can also reduce the amount of paper we use everyday. The number is a huge increase on the previous global estimate, which was just over 400 billion trees worldwide There are 3 trillion trees - but they’re disappearing too fast! That’s my point about reducing.

REUSE

We need to reuse all the materials we get. Reusing is another way of helping our planet. Together we can make the world better. If we are using paper, we can reuse them by usinfpg scrap paper instead, using the back, or even writing notes down on the back of a cereal box. I know that in my house, whenever a cereal is finished, we will be fighting on who can use it For hardback book covers, walls for a play house, or to use as something flat in the games we play. Reusing paper can also help by using recyclable materials. If you’re out to buy paper, ask for one that has already been recycled so you can reuse them. Or ask for one that is 100% recyclable.

RECYCLE

Recycling is one of the easiest and biggest way we can save our planet and the people living in it. In 2011, 66.8 percent of paper consumed in the United States was recycled. Every ton of paper recycled saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, and if you measure by weight, more paper is recovered for recycling than plastic, aluminum and glass combined. Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year; about 680 pounds per person. The average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Most is packaging and junk mail. In 1993, U.S. paper recovery saved more than 90,000,000 cubic yards of landfill space. These are some facts I have read on the internet and I hope you use them to think about how you can help save our planet.

MY IDEA/CAMPAIGN

My big, bold and bright lightbulb moment helped me write this final piece. My idea was to start a campaign to stop deforestation. In the future, when I’m a bit older, I am going to go round places getting people to join my campaign and sign my petition I am going to host many fundraising events that gets the word out. I also thought that we should go to a forest that has tree cutters there. Once at the forest, there will be millions of people by my side ready to save the planet. We are going to have 3 people forming a triangle around a tree to stop it from being bulldozed. This was my idea. Maybe one day, in the future, you will see my posters being hanged up and hopefully, you will join.

PLANT A TREE, GROW A FLOWER, GIVE MOTHER EARTH BACK HER POWER!

The name of my campaign is going to be: The trees you burn, shall never return!

Tell me what you think of my idea and if you have any improvements for the name of my campaign. Oh and I hope you like my artwork that I have used in a recent post. It looked really good. Its the Earth before and after climate change.

quiet_horse

Comments (3)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    08 Jul 2019

    This is a fabulous Final piece that draws together lots of your learning from this topic. Well done, I especially like the suggestions you have made for re-using things, as often people are too quick to throw something away when there's more life left in it! What kind of support do you think you would need to make your campaign successful? If you were going to host a fundraising event? What kind of thing would you plan?

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    1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_horse | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
      Olivia @ the BNC's comment 08 Jul 2019

      I would need the support of my family and friends, and of course the BNC teachers and students to be by my side when I take on this challenge for the good of this world. I would need the courage to actually stand up for, not just myself, but the whole world. Someone’s got to do something. The grown ups are not acting as grown ups. If climate change was such a big problem to them, why has nothing been done? If they won’t act as grown ups, I will!
      For my fundraising events, I would like to put fun activities that will be enjoyable for everyone. If these are going to be the last century of Earth, we may as well make it count. I was thinking to do:
      Swimming races
      Running races
      Sailing races
      Relay races
      Marathon
      Festivals
      Movie nights (when there is a big screen in a public are for movies and to get people to know about the charity)
      Raffles
      Concerts
      Talks
      And so on...
      Those are some of the ideas I have planned. I hope the BNC will support me when taking on this huge challenge/journey. One day you may see my flyers being sent through your letterbox or my posters being hung up on walls. Thank you for helping me have a better idea for my charity
      After al...
      “THE TREES YOU BURN, SHALL NEVER RETURN”
      (I still need to think of a better title. If any of you have any ideas, please comment.)

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_horse | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    08 Jul 2019

    Is it okay if I do another Final Piece? I have soo many ideas in my head. And don't worry, I will still have e go at your questions. Thanks to this star, I'm on th leaderboard as number nine!!! Now I can go Buckingham Palace as the top ten!!!!

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