For my Capstone, I partnered with Victoria Williams to learn how to use the Computer numerical control (CNC) machine. In more simple terms, a CNC is like a laser cutter mixed with a 3D printer. My partner and I first began with the basics by researching and learning the machine. Once we were comfortable and aware of how to properly use the CNC, we started working on random projects, then individual projects. Finally, we sent out a survey to the whole school to fill out, asking them what they would like us all to make. With the responses, we were able to make plenty of things for the students in our school.
We chose the topic of water pollution because it is an issue that has been happening for a while now. It’s important we know what the issue is and how we fix it because it’s a source we need regularly. The contents of our video include the format of an ad in the beginning that most people would skip. As you continue to watch the video you’re able to learn a lot of useful and important facts about water pollution. You will also be able to learn how to reduce water pollution by the end of the video.
What did you do well and what could you have done differently? Something I think I did well was getting the appropriate information and the right amount in the video. Meaning it’s not too little information or not enough. Something I could have done differently was explained some of the examples of sources of water pollution more.
What was the most meaningful part of the experience of creating the PSA? The most meaningful part of the experience of creating the PSA was making sure the facts were coherent and correct so people could actually learn about this issue. Then at the end of the video people being able to learn how to help reduce this pollution is really important.
Something that stood out to me was that limitations had to be put on people’s water usage. The city had to make sure no one house was using water more than another, where if they did they were fined. This goes to show how bad the drought was there.
Is global water crisis an environmental justice issue? Why or why not? The global water crisis is an environmental justice issue because if one group of people doesn’t have access to freshwater while another group does, a great sense of lack of fairness arises. Which goes against what environmental justice is about.