Saturday, December 14, 2013

Student sustainability video festival 13: Real vs. artificial Christmas trees

As I last wrote in Student sustainability video festival 8: Jamie Oliver's chicken nuggets, "It's the end of the semester, which means it's grading time.  It also means posts light on text and analysis until the grades are posted."  That means it's time to resume where I left off in Student sustainability video festival 12: Bed Bugs on 'The Simpsons'.  This afternoon, I present a video about one of my students' favorite topics, both to present and to watch, the debate over which is more sustainable, real or artificial Christmas trees: Christmas Tree Debate: Real vs. Fake from The Nature Conservancy.

The Nature Conservancy's Frank Lowenstein, director of climate adaptation, solves the growing debate: should families buy real or fake Christmas trees? Watch to see if Frank recommends cutting down a real tree for your home!
The answer from the video is to use a real tree.  That's usually, but not always, the conclusion the students come to as well.

My students showed about half a dozen really good videos this semester.  Stay tuned for them between now and Wednesday, when the grades are due.

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