Comment: To avoid any more drastic cuts and burning through the cash reserves, we will need to bring in a higher sales tax immediately. The difficulty of placing a higher sale tax is getting Legislature to approve this. My colleagues and I have been consistent with attending conferences in Sacramento and Washington D.C. seeking for advocates to help with funding VTA. VTA faces a projected $6 billion deficit over the next two decades if we don’t get an approval for high sales tax. If this doesn’t work out, we will continue to cut more services in order to keep VTA doors open.
In the ¨Cost Of Survival”, the author proposes that adventures that who willingly put themselves in danger should be responsible for the pay for the fees of the SAR. The Search and Rescue team,
Across the nation and world assisted suicide is an issue that has been gaining attention for several years. With famous cases such as Jack Kevorkian it has become a household term and everyone has an opinion. There are strong cases on both sides, but the bottom line is while it may sound good for the present, it is not for the future. Assisted Suicide should not be legalized in Alabama as the negative outcomes far exceed the positive outcomes in the areas of impact on society, politics and medical education
Pennies should not be made anymore. The penny costs more to make then they are worth. It’s not worth carrying around, it’s to bulky. The penny could round prices down.
We can watch what we purchase and monitor our home storage better. I believe by moving slow every day and reducing food will reach a max level of not wasting anymore and we often buy more than we need and allow the excess to go to waste. Every time we go to the store we should be more careful on what to buy and be thank full of what we have. For example, making a shopping list is the best way to reduce food waste. Planning ahead and storing food properly we can reduce the amount of food we waste. Not only that, but saving food is saving money.
First, the day called Buy Nothing Day helps to understand what it would be like to buy nothing for one day. The change impact is different to different people. Some people originally do not spend a lot and some people do. Those who do not spend a lot originally, they most likely will not see
Although supermarkets could offer a computer system to help buyers see how much they ACTUALLY need. They could put in how long they’re going to have the food and it could tell them when the food will expire. Usually when buying food, you either buy too much having to throw the food away. It really depends on family size, eating habits, etc. The computer system could help families guesstimate how much food is needed in their household. That way they also don’t spend more money than they have to.
Computers and technological devices have been heavily used in millions of elementary classrooms throughout the world. While many people believe this is a beneficial thing some think it is taking over the traditional ways of learning and damaging their social interaction. All the colors and sounds on the screen attract children and make them think that what they are learning is fun and enjoyable. Using computers in the classroom is very beneficial, but it should not be replacing traditional ways of education. As Elizabeth Bohnhorst, author of Floppy Disk Fallacies, stated “…computers are being used more and more frequently as a substitute for books, blackboards, and in some cases, the teachers themselves (251-252)”. Students will soon not have the need to bring pencils, paper, and even a backpack to class because everybody will be using computers as a means of learning. Moreover, computers should be used only as a tool to assist learners and make certain tasks accomplishable more efficiently while also keeping traditional ways of learning.
Henry Clay, a U.S. senator from Kentucky, wanted to find a solution to the problems that were formed thirty years after his creation of the Missouri Compromise. There were many problems that arose on the issue of slavery and the balance of states at this point of time that needed to be fixed as soon as possible.
The rise of industrialization and manufacturing that began in the eighteenth century has drastically changed the lifestyles of the world. No longer do citizens find, make, or trade for everything they need at home and in their local communities, but instead they rely on national and global commerce to provide for them. This shift in production is the basis for the annual Buy Nothing Day, which attempts to reverse the ill effects of gross consumerism and spread awareness of the issues in our current lifestyles. While many critics would point to the fact that one day will provide little to no discernable impact on the problems faced, Buy Nothing Day will produce greater effects through the awareness it provides than any actual deeds committed on that singular day.
In contrast, many people and organizations have argued that Walmart is not holding true to their original sustainable commitments. According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Walmart's greenhouse gas emissions have continued to grow over the last 10 years, and it’s percentage of renewable energy is inadequate compared to other major corporations. Stacy Mitchell, the author of the report and a senior researcher at the Institute believes that the core issue behind Walmart’s lack of action is that they will not change their unsustainable business model to make sustainable advancements. She says that, "Walmart has a highly unsustainable business model, built on shipping goods long distances, selling mountains of very short-lived products,
We live in a technology driven world, almost everyone own a smartphone today. Uber and its competitors are allowing us to use an app on our smartphone to call for a cab. When a rider request a ride, the app gives you an estimated time of when the driver will arrive. It also calculates the fare and take the money out of your account. Whoever came up with the Uber idea is genius. Uber is beneficial to both the riders and the drivers. Uber created jobs for a lot of individuals, also for people who has a job but want to make extra money can drive Uber. The riders get high quality service for a fair price. In addition, the Uber app is easy to use and to understand. Increasing the amount of cars on the road results in faster pickup time which is
In America, we are constantly surrounded by abundance. Food is a prevalent waste item in the United States. Most people do not think about the resources it took to produce, transport, and prepare the food they throw away. Our food waste is not actually just trash; it is the key to human survival. Ordinary consumers can change the future with one small action: to stop wasting food. Actions at the individual level can decrease food waste and feed those in need. Twenty five percent of purchased food is thrown away. (TED) Often this is because food has spoiled, but it can be for other reasons such as oversupply, misread labels, or individual consumer shopping and eating habits. http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3347e/i3347e.pdf