Annotated Bibliography Liesener

Story of Stuff. Dir. Louis Fox. Free Range Studies, 2007. Web.

Dennison, Sara. Personal Interview. 17 June 2015.

Notes:

  • Free Range Studios
  • The materials company
  • Governments job to take care of us
  • Corporation is bigger than the government
  • We are running out of resources
  • 1/3 of our natural resources is GONE
  • 80% of our forests are gone
  • 100,000 synthetic chemicals
  • 4,000,000,000 lbs in pollution
  • TV and shop
  • 4.5 lbs of garbage a day
  • Shop instead of grieve or hope during 9/11
  • 1% of the things we buy are trash in 6 months
  • The thing on that victor lavor said " our enormously productive economy… demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisifation, our ego satisfaction, in consumption… we need things consumed, burned up, replaced and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate."
  • Planned obsolesce
  • Perceived obsolescence
  • Zero waste?
  • Purdue OWL

Summary:

In the Story of Stuff she explains of how our government and corporation is suppose to take care of us and take care of our planet. She goes through and explains that we go through a cycle of waste and production. She was explaining how our world is falling part year by year. We are consuming so much that we are creating so much waste that in one day we get about 4.5 pounds in garbage. We've created about 4,000,000,000 pounds in pollution. When the United States went through 9/11 we didn't grieve about it we were told to go shopping and go watch TV and move on after the deaths of our loved ones… She believes that it may not be possible to get to zero waste; personally i think it could be very possible we just need to try, just like when someone wants to go to college they need to try their hardest to get into the college they want to get into. We just need to put that motivation into saving the earth.


Evaluation:

The Story of Stuff was published in 2007 so it is a little out dated as far as for information goes. I would think this information is not very current so it could be helpful but then not as much as we would need. This information does relate to our topic on disposal. The intended audience would be anyone that watches youtube, anyone looking for information on disposal and anyone interested in saving our planet. The author of this was Annie leonard. Annie has over two decades on experience on details on "Our Stuff" from where it comes from and where it goes when we throw it out. She worked with GreenPeace and GAIA and she's traveled about 40 countries digging in their factories and dumps; which inspired her to make the The Story of Stuff. The story is supported by Annie's work if it is totally helpful; it could be but then it couldn't. It would depend on what your looking for. The purpose of the information is to inform the US of what our people are doing to this earth and how it is affecting us.


Agrees and Disagree:

Agree:

Some parts that I agree on was the part of that this world will soon come to an end because of how much we need just to stay alive and we are consuming more than we need. this argument relates to my life because well if we keep this up the earth that I live on will soon be gone and so will I. So this is why we need to take a stand and change things, so more generations can grow. If can get at least a third or two thirds of the earth to use the three Rs; we could conserve a few more years. It wouldn't hurt.

Disagree:

The parts I disagreed on were probably when she said it's nearly impossible to have zero waste. Also that the government is suppose to take care of us. Her views on this was that we cant have zero waste because there will always be that little bit and it's not like everyone in the world will pitch in to save the world. It's like the saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks." Also with the government they are suppose to help and support us which we all know is not true. The government doesn't have to take care of us. Most the world a can take care of us, the government just has to keep us on track as far as laws and rules so the world doesn't have a riot.




Dennison, Sara. Personal Interview. 17 June 2015.

Summary:

On June 17th our class interviewed Sara about waste. In the beginning she told us a little bit about herself and then we all would ask her some questions about waste to see what her thoughts were on them. The question I asked her was " My family has the compost buckets and I was just wondering what kind of things we could do with the compost?" She said you could use it for alot of things; you can use it for your garden to grow rich veggies. The compost helps makes the soil rich which helps plants grow more healthy and cleaner.


Evaluation:

Sara's interview was current information since we did it in person. Her information had to do with the waste production and it was intended for my class at the time. The person giving the interview was Sara Dennison. Her information that was giving to us was supported because she either works or has worked in the offices that deal with the waste around us and has visited factories that have our waste and shes seen how it all gets taken care of. The purpose of this interview was to teach us to know how to do an interview and also to learn about how important it is to use the three Rs in our daily lives.


Agree and Disagree:

Agree:

The parts i agreed on were that she said it is possible for us to have nearly zero waste. She said we just need to show that it is possible. Give people a reason to change our ways. Also that she said just the little things can have a big impact on our changes we need to make to change the world.

Disagree:

In the disagrees in the interview I didn't really disagree on things. I mostly agreed on the main key points of what Sara said. Some questions would be like how long does the waste treatment take? How long does it take to get in her position?




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

Summary:

"In a California Town, Birth Defects, Deaths and Questions." was about people in California looking at the birth defects and officials are looking for the reason of three child deaths in central California, which is shared with the largest hazardous waste treatment in the west of the Mississippi. Six children were born with defects between 2007-2008; half of them died as infants. They still don't know why. This story is just telling us that they are looking for the reason of the birth defects and showing that it might come from the waste treatment factories nearby.

Evaluation:

This information was posted in 2010. This information is a little out-dated. This information could be to out-dated to help us. The information is related to our topic. This article was intended for people wondering about birth defects and the affects waste treatments can do to us. The author was Jesse McKinley. I feel like this information was not supported by any evidence just because it's out-dated and they don't have many reports of the incident. The purpose of this information was to inform us about the waste treatments in California and what they can do to our children and bodies.

Agree and Disagree:

Agree:

Some things I agreed on were that waste treatments can affect our children and our bodies. Also that it can happen anywhere. There's never really a "safe" place to grow your family. This relates to my life because these treatment places could affect my family when I have one and it can affect my loved ones. It also can affect my future.

Disagree:

Some things that I disagree on our the numbers of birth defects. I disagree just because it's been about 5-6 years since it was written and I'm pretty sure those numbers have changed by now. Some questions left unanxwered were how many birth defects are there in the world? How many children have actually died? Have any been cured?

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