Annotated Bibliography Brtek

Dennison, Sara. Personal Interview. 17 June 2015.

On June 17th the class and I interviewed Sara Dennison. Sara was asked several questions from the students and I. As she was answering questions I asked many questions to the answers that she was giving such as how or why. And she was pretty good at answering all the questions being thrown at her. She also talked about how she went into the field of English to writing the whole community would have to join in to help push. Then she join the MN Green Corps. and with this knowledge she was stationed at BSU. Her big project for grease waste production in Bemidji waters. After that she went on to Minneapolis to work for MN Green Steps. When Sara was a kid she was always in the garden with school and at home. Sara learned young that the earth was in bad shape and was only getting worse.

The interview on Sara Dennison was on the 17th June 2015. The interview was current but the information was for awhile go when she was in college. Sara's interview was very helpful to the topic we are on in class. The author was Sara Dennison she was in the Minnesota Green Corps. She supported her statement only a couple of times. During the interview with Sara had both emotion and supported facts. I think that that interview was to inform her audience.

During this interview the things I agree with is the amount of garbage that we produce. The only ways that I can think this would deal with me in anyway is the amount of garbage I produce myself. The parts of the interview I did not agree with how big she was making the issue on the consumption of goods. She had a lot of emotion behind all of this behind the interview and arguments.

The Story of Stuff. DIR. Louis Fox. Free Range Studios, 2007. Web.

On June 16th the class and I watched the movie The Story of Stuff. In the story of stuff I pulled out the following things for this movie/video. In the video there is four main steps Extraction, Production, Distribution, and Dispose. Our country only runs in a linear system it is a big factor in our society. In these days the government is controlled by the big corporations. We only have one planet with a limited amount of resources. 1/3 of all the resources on the planet are used up. 30% of all resources are used by the US. 75% of all fisheries are over fished. 80% of all resources are depleted. That's 2000 tree's a minute. From humans there are now 100,000 synthetic chemicals that have been made. In the US alone there is 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals made a year. The power house of this way we work is the golden arrow we are a nation of consumers. Only 1% of all the things we buy is used 6 months later. To the corporations there is only two types of obsolescence Planed and Perceived. With the golden arrow the power house of that is the advertisements we see on TV. As time has gone all if not most houses sizes have doubled. And with ever thing with make of course we have created the most deadly man made chemical in the world Dioxen.

The Story of Stuff was published/posted in 2007. This clip we watched was very helpful but the information was not recent or current. This clip helps a lot in the explanation behind the madness some people can have. The author was Anny Lenard she has a major in City and Regional Planning and the President of Greenpeace. In the ways that she supported her information was everything was factual. Yes in the clip there were some parts that were bias against one thing or another. And i believe that the clip was to inform and persuade.

In this clip I myself noticed that I use a lot of these products. And that being said I could cut down or even recycle but I never think about enough to really even care before I watched this video. The parts of the video I didn't really care to see was all the emotion behind her words. So from that being said I think she was a little to bias for my liking. What I did like is all the facts she used behind everything she had the statistics and that is what pulled me in.

Mckinley, Jessie. "In a California Town, Birth Defects, Deaths and Questions." The New York Times 6 Febuary 2010. Web. 23 June 2015

On June 24th I Read the article from The New York Times the article was called California Town, Birth Defects, Death and Questions. This is the information I had pulled out of the story. The largest hazardous waste treatment site is located west of the Mississippi which has been believed to have caused the death of three. Over a 15th month period in 2007 and 2008 six children were born with serious birth defects. Such as Cleft Palates, deformities, and brain damage. And half of those children died. The landfill is only about 1,600-acres large. Four miles west of the town Kettleman City. In this town there has been an abnormal percentage of babies born with birth defects. This landfill was approved to expand the waste facility who was owned by Waste Management the largest recycle and waste handling company in North America. This company operates hundreds of other landfills nationwide. The waste facility was opened in1980. Kettleman became a environmental battleground, when Waste Management opened a chemical incinerator that was later abandoned. A majority of the waste handled was run-of-the-mill garbage. But only 60 acres was devoted to the most dangerous materials, hazardous chemicals, and byproducts. The fact is that babies are being born with birth defects and dying. The environmental concerns are air and water quality. The town is mostly comprised up of low income Latino residents. In the town there is a steady stream of speeding cars and diesel-burning trucks. For the babies being born most have cancer and or asthma. Two year old Emmanuel was born with cleft nose and upper lip. With this he was also born with out a portion of the left side of his brain, and his eyes were very.

This article was published February 6th 2010. No this information is not current enough for us to to use because in the five year difference till now a lot can change and has changed. Yes this shows us that waste is important and can change everything in any amounts but it all has to go somewhere and when it does things and people pay for it. The audience group for this is any one and their willingness to learn where their wastes go. The author for this article is Jessie Mckinley. The publisher of this article is The New York Times. The authors source is a reliable one because the publisher is The New York Times and they keep all of there cites updated every year. The author of the article seemed as if he was on the side of the victims the people of the town he acted more sympathetic. The article is full of facts and data. I believe that this article was to inform and or teach us about what happens to waste buildup.

In this article the part that I agreed with was that toxic materials in high amounts will cause birth defects and cancer. The only way that I think that this would affect me is by it may be me garbage and hazardous material. The part of this that I do not agree with is that the company Waste Management is the biggest and has the most plant in the US. I did not feel that the author was using any kinds of bias in this article. The question I have is why is there no link to another updated page or why has this article not been maintained in the last five years.

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