Home Design of the Future
Science CPT- Sarah Oliveira
I would probably farm tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, carrots, celery, and cucumbers. I chose these vegetables because they can grow in a Temperate Deciduous Forest environment. I would avoid all pesticides if possible because most of them cause great damage to the environment and can be harmful to not only humans, but animals too. I would specifically try to avoid any pesticides that could potentially be harmful to myself or my surroundings, such as fungicides or herbicides.
I would choose to park a hybrid vehicle in my driveway so i could have a method of transportation readily available at all times. I would only use the car when needed, and carpool or use public transit whenever possible instead. This would help to reduce pollution and prevent damage on the environment.
It is very important to use different waste management methods in your home. I would use composting, recycling, and a GOOS (Good On One Side) bin. This would help to prevent unnecessary waste build-up, and the GOOS bin would help me to make the most of my extra blank space on my papers before recycling them.
My family would sponsor an African White Lion at our local zoo. We would choose this animal because my favourite animal is the lion and because African American Lions are extremely endangered and i would like to help them out and prevent their extinction before its too late, as they face possible extinction in the near future.
Atoms, Elements, and Compounds
The Characteristics of Electricity
Some physical structures that would make my home more energy efficient are energy efficient appliances such as energy efficient dishwashers, fridges, stoves, etc. I could also get heating and air-conditioning devices that shut off when the requested temperature is acquired. The shade in the summers and extra sunlight in the winters would also help me to be more energy efficient. I would use energy efficient appliances because they would help me to conserve energy in the long run.
I would include LED light bulbs in my household because they are the most energy efficient and tend to last for long periods of time.