Annotated Bibliography Denny

Story of Stuff

  • Free Range Studios
  • They cut down forest to build factory's
  • The govt is suppose to take care of us but don't do a good job
  • In the last year 1/3 of the worlds resources were use
  • we take other countries land to make more factories
  • 2000 trees are taken down a minute in the rain forest
  • most of the fisheries are fish above or at capacity
  • 100000 synthetic chemicals are use in industrial areas
  • 4 billion lbs of pollutants are released a year
  • only 1% of the stuff we buy is used 6 months later
  • They make stuff so it breaks in a couple years

Dennison, Sara. Personal Interview. 17 June 2015

She said that we need to try to stop using the paper cups that stores supply you with you should carry around a cup around with you. Because every year on average a person uses 500 little plastic cups. Our waste is taken to Foston and burned in an incinerator then the smoke is cleaned and the turned into energy to heat some of the houses in the cities. And there's an incinerator in the twin cities to heat up the TCF Stadium. There is three stories of garbage in the incinerator room.

The information that we got was currently up to date. Yes she did a good job talking about waste Just like i said about how many paper cups people waste a year and how we should stop using plastic water bottles. The interview subject was Sara Dennison. Yes she knew where these incinerators are located and you can go on Google earth our the internet. The purpose of this video was to teach us and inform us about waste management.

I agree with Sara that we do need to stop producing so much waste by using reusable cups. But she was very biased about her information about waste. But I don't believe that on average one person uses around 500 of those little plastic cup. And i Agree that we should convert more of our waste in to usable energy and clean the smoke so it isn't hurting the environment as bad as if it wasn't clean. And i don't agree with you shouldn't have coffee if you forgot your cup because every one forgets things.

"EPA Takes Actions to Protect Aquatic Life, Commercial and Recreational Fishing at Facilities Nationwide." EPA. 25 June 2015. web. 25 June 2015.

The Story is about how oil rigs and Water cooling facility's need to make there facility's more environmentally friendly. the water cooling facilities need to make it so fish aren't smash in the cooling system. All they would need to do is have a screen that can put fish back into the water but they wont do it because they don't care and they don't want to spend a little bit of there money to do this

McKinley, Jesse. "In a California Town, Birth Defects, Deaths and Questions." The New York Times 6 February 2010. Web. 23 June 2015.

A little Town in California called Kettleman City is having a lot of birth defects. they also have the biggest hazardous waste facility west if the Mississippi river. Most of the kids are being born with cleft plates, deformations, and birth defects. Witch usually leads to death. They have sixty acres devoted to the most dangerous materials they are put in cement and then buried. In fifteen months six kids were born with disabilities and most of them died cause of this. Some people want to close the town down but the people that run it don't because they make a lot of money from the hazardous waste dump .

The story was published February sixth 2010. No Because a lot can change in five years. Yes because they talk about all the kids that are effected by it and how big just the area for there dangerous waste is. The publisher for this story was Jesse McKinley and the magazine was The New York Times. No the information is not supported by that much evidence except some just from some people that live there. The story was trying to inform us about the trouble in Kettleman City about toxic waste.

I agree with the people that think they should stop the hazardous material dump in Kettleman because it is hurting a lot of the new born baby's. But if its making the town lots of money i can see why they would want to keep it. And i think they are kind of over exaggerating the amount of baby that is hurting. And they have no way of proving it the waste that's causing birth defects. I think the way there storing it in concrete blocks is very safe and that's why its probably not the waste that's causing the birth defects.

The Story Of Stuff. Dir. Louis Fox. Free Range Studios, 2007. Web

She talks about how the people of the earth are destroying the earth. And how we need to stop polluting our world by shutting down some of the big factories and cutting down our trees. And how we take other countries resources to to make more of our small disposable electronic devices. And a lot of the stuff was made by kids who probably dropped out of school is a small building and other people are risking there life in the mines to get the precious metals.

The video was posted way back in 2007 so the information is not that good of a reliable source any more. Yes the video did have to do with our wast topic because it told us how many pounds of garbage each person wastes daily. The author of The Story Of Stuff is Annie Leonard And she has a masters degree in City Planning. The video was very biased she only supported the better side didn't give any good points towards the buy of many objects. The video was to teach and persuade to go all green and to make the world better.

I agree that they should stop over fishing the fisheries. because its hurting the fish numbers and that make the limit that a person can keep goes down. But if they do it correctly it will help keep a healthy fish population. Like set a number of every species of fish you want to take from the fishery. I don't Believe that most of the worlds fisheries take to many fish. Taking Alot of some species can be a good thing like taking all Asian carp. Yes she was biased against that every one needs to stop cutting down trees.

Purdue OWL

Modified CRAAP test

Believing and Doubting Game


EPA doc

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