What is Cradle to Cradle?

In the video Cradle to Cradle, the people were talking about the amount of waist on the world, and how it is effecting our planet. A little later in the video, they started talking about what people are doing, or what people can do to help slow down the amount of waist so both people and nature will be happy.

at 2:00 in the video, the woman starts talking about a cherry tree. She states that "Nature shows us, there is no waist, there are only nutrients. Thus, waist is simply a valuable resource in the wrong place". She is saying we should try to keep our material flows in cycles, so mankind and nature can both be happy. I agree with this statement because if we keep our materials and waist in a cycle, it would never cause harm to nature.

What is Grit?

Grit is passion and perseverance for long term goals. In my own words, Grit is sticking with an idea or plan and not giving that plan up until it is completed. The woman in the video was a former teacher, and stopped teaching to study grit, and how people use it. She states that not everyone has grit, but people can learn to have it.

I personally do not think I have grit. as she stated in the video, "People can be talented, and not have grit." I know I am talented in some things like are and singing, but I also know that I do not have grit. I do want to have grit because it helps make people better at school and work. It would help me become a better student.

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What it feels like to see earth from space

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The man in the video stated that astronauts flew to the moon, and orbited it three times. wile they were orbiting the moon, the astronauts took images of the earth. this led to people taking birds-eye-view pictures of things like forests and cattle. the pictures showed how much of the forest was being cut down, and how many cows were in a field.

I think the overview pictures are helpful because they can help show how much of a material we are using. Take the forest one for example, in the image, half of it was completely green. that part was the forest. the other half of the picture was grey and not as colorful. the grey part was what was cut down. with these pictures, people can realise how much of a material they are using, and they can try to cut down on their usage.

How do solar panels work?

The video explains how some day we would be able to use solar panels and solar energy to power everything. the person states how solar panels are made, how they work,
  • what is light? the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible
  • What are the major physical barriers to using solar cells and modules?
  • What are the major social and political barriers to using solar energy?
  • What are most solar cells made from?
  • Does an electron have a positive or negative charge?
  • How long can solar cells last?
  • Each individual silicon cell puts out how many volts?
  • How efficient are the normal commercial solar cells?
  • How many people in the world don’t have access to a reliable electric grid?