For Q1s Benchmark, we were tasked to create a sustainable business plan for an industry of our choosing. We chose that of the food industry, resulting in us creating a restaurant— Sustainable Arrangements. For this to be what it’s called (SUSTAINABLE arrangements) we needed to asses it’s Eco-footprint and how harsh/beneficial it would be on our earth systems.
In short, earth systems affect each other in the way any webbed system would; They each help each other to sustain a cycled system. Our end result uses each (Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Biosphere, and Geosphere) earth system due to the fact that our restaurant uses primarily ‘natural’ energy. The most important factor for us all is photosynthesis, this process is made from the Hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. When combined, the Hydrosphere and atmosphere condense and create rain, this is then helpful for the biosphere, to help give all organisms that source of essential nutrient to survive. This then gives the organisms, specifically the plants, the source they need to begin eliminating the CO2 in our atmosphere to create oxygen in the atmosphere, which all organisms need. This is one main system made by these earth systems. Moving onto what efforts WE as a society can do to create a sustainable future, is doing exactly what we’ve done in this benchmark, but put it into actual action. Investing in serious bank$$ that in the end benefits our world and economy more so than just providing a cash flow. If we focused more so on this, the long lasting effects, I bet more money will come out of it, a stable future also. Doing this project really helped me understand why, however, becoming more sustainable is more so looked through rather than actually doing it. It’s so much money to actually place something more Eco friendly, money many Americans don’t have, so it really puts in perspective who has the ultimate control here if we want actual change.
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