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16 May

Just a sip of our first Green Drink(s) – Wed May 11th.

“Small Green Habits Make a World of Difference”: this was the discussion topic. We presented good and bad daily habits coming from 5 countries that have great environmental impacts. The panel resulted into an interesting discussion on practical solutions to wasteful habits.

China

Good: Bring Your Own Chopstick! And how that reduces resources depletion and waste.

Sources: 1, 2, 3.

Bad: Smoking everywhere. And how that affects our environment and our health.

Sources: 1, 2.

The U.S.

Good: Reusable Shopping Bags Spreading. And how that reduces resources depletion and waste.

Sources: 1, 2.

Bad: Carry-Out, Disposable Culture. And how that creates more landfill waste and requires useless resource use.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Italy

Good: Dine-in. And how that avoids using carry-out containers.

Sources: 1, 2, 3.

Bad: Trash food leftovers. And its socio-economic and environmental consequences in terms of food production, waste, land, and water.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Norway

Good: Outdoor appreciation culture. And its consequences in terms of temperature adaptation, building construction principles, nature appreciation.

Sources: 1, 2, 3.

Bad: Use of Disposable Grilling. And how that is a wasteful habit.

Sources: 1, 2.

Chile

Good: Cycling. New bike lanes and promotion campaigns in Santiago, including a law draft on fiscal incentives. (Chilean capital).

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Bad: High levels of urban acoustic pollution caused by vehicle traffic and honking habits.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4.

A video is coming soon…

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