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May 2013

Malaysia Daily

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HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

IF

WE

DON’T

STOP

EARTH’S

POLLUTION,

THEN

WHO

WILL?

PAGE 1 PAGE 3 PAGE 2 A DECISION ELECTRICITY INTRODUCTION: YU ERN HSUEH, A STUDENT IN
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A DECISION
ELECTRICITY
INTRODUCTION:
YU ERN HSUEH, A STUDENT IN
ISKL TALKS ABOUT HOW THE
SOCIETY IS NOT WORKING
HARD ON SAVING ELECTRICITY,
BUT POLLUTING EARTH
INSTEAD. THEREFORE LEADING
ON TO GLOBAL WARMING.
PREDICTION: A PREDICTION
ON HOW MANY MONTHS IT
WILL TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR
ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION TO
300 KWH PER MONTH
SCATTER PLOT: A DATA
SHOWING THE EFFECTIVENESS
OF MONTHLY ELECTRICITY
SAVINGS.
TABLE: A DISPLAY OF THE AMOUNT OF
KWH YU ERN AND HER FAMILY USED
MONTHLY.
FROM ISKL WHO MAKES
TO SAVE HER MONTHLY
CONSUMPTION.
THE RESULTS: YU ERN TALKS ABOUT
HER OUTCOME FROM HER PLAN OF
REDUCING HER MONTHLY ELECTRICITY
BILL.
THE PLAN: YU ERN IS A STUDENT
“Earth is a wonderful place that we call home. Earth provides humans with an environment where
“Earth is a wonderful place that we call home. Earth provides humans with an environment where we could live
peacefully with all our amazing surroundings. If society knows that Earth is truly so wonderful, then why do we
continue to pollute it? We continuously waste electricity in our daily lives, and aren’t even careful enough to try and
save it, in order to prevent global warming. The humans have made some bad impacts on the environment, for
example trashing the streets, chopping down trees, nonetheless wasting a lot of water and electricity. If we don’t find
a solution for all this pollution then sooner or later we might lose everything that the environment has provided us. If
we don’t put a stop to Earth’s pollution, then who will?” - Yu Ern explains.
YU ERN HSUEH STRIKES AGAIN TO
SAVE ELECTRICITY!
-Yu Ern Hsueh

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EVEN THOUGH MY

FAMILY AND I CAN SEE THAT OUR ELECTRICITY

STILL CONSIDER HARD ENOUGH TO

WORK HARDER ON OUR PLAN TO

THE REASON I CAN TELL WE ARE NOT PUTTING

AND I WILL MAKE

PLACING SIGNS NEXT TO

The Plan

For my Year-Long environmental Project, I have made the decision to save the amount of electricity that my family and I used per month. My family has talked about how much of electricity we have been wasting every month and finally made solutions to reduce our electricity usage. By changing small habits, my family and I could reduce a lot of electricity.

Lights: There are currently more then a hundred light bulbs in my house, this leads to using them at unnecessary times. My Family has changed most of the light bulbs to energy saving bulbs. During sunny days we will keep all windows open, assuring that we won’t need to switch on the lights until dark. When the lights are not used at a certain room, we will turn them off immediately!

Hot Shower Switches: I use to keep the hot shower switch on for hours before I actually take a shower. Now I make sure that my family and I only turn the hot shower switch on right after we are going to take a shower and turn of the switch immediately

after we are finished showering. I often shower until all my hot water runs out. Therefore, now I make sure that I do not use up all of my hot water and I would save the left over hot water for another time that I might need it.

Dry Cleaning Machine: My house has had a limited drying area. As a result, our clothes depended mostly on the drying machine, which consumes a huge amount of electricity. Now my family and I have decided to purchase more drying racks and attach them on walls, in order to provide more drying space and also to try avoiding using the drying machine so frequently.

Air Conditioners: The air conditioner in our house was always turned on to keep us cool. It contributed a massive waste of electricity. My family and I have now came up with a solution that we would only turn on the air conditioner during hot occasions, such as the day time. Where as, at night we will keep the windows and doors open to assure fresh and cool air circulation within the house.

THE RESULTS

AFTER WE WORKED ON

OUR

PLAN, FILLED WE WERE ABLE

OUR

WITH IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS,

TO SEE THE SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN

ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION.

USAGE HAS DECREASED,

WE

THAT WE ARE NOT WORKING

CONTINUE REDUCING OUR MONTHLY ELECTRICITY USAGE. THEREFORE, WE WILL

CONTINUE TO

REDUCE OUR ELECTRICITY USAGE.

ENOUGH EFFORT INTO SAVING OUR ELECTRICITY USAGE IS BECAUSE IN

SEPTEMBER WE HAD A HIGH AMOUNT OF

ELECTRICITY USAGE

WHICH CONTRADICTED

WITH OUR AIM. MY FAMILY

SURE TO CONTINUE

SWITCHES, REMOTES AND CHARGES AS REMINDER TO TURN THEM OFF IF THEY NOT BEING USED.

A

ARE

Lights

Hot Shower Switch

Dry Cleaning Machine

Air Conditioners

THE AMOUNT OF KWH YU ERN USED PER MONTH

-Yu Ern Hsueh

May 2013 Page 2 FAMILY AND I CAN ELECTRICITY AND PLACING SIGNS NEXT TO The Plan
May 2013 Page 2 FAMILY AND I CAN ELECTRICITY AND PLACING SIGNS NEXT TO The Plan
May 2013 SC ATTER PLOT Page 3 PREDICTION HOW MANY MONTHS WILL IT TAKE FOR MY
May 2013
SC ATTER PLOT
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PREDICTION
HOW MANY MONTHS WILL IT TAKE
FOR MY FAMILY TO REACH 300 KWH?
A BEST FITTED LINE HAS BEEN DRAWN ON THE SCATTER PLOT. TO FIND THE EQUATION OF THE LINE, FIRST I
NEED TO CALCULATE THE SLOPE. IN THIS CASE WITH THE TWO POINTS (2, 2209) AND (7, 1929) WE WILL USE A
EQUATION TO FIND THE SLOPE.
2,209 - 1929
=
280
!
= !
-56
2 - 7
!!
!
-5
NEXT, YOU SUBSTITUTE INTO THE EQUATION Y = MX + B WITH (2, 2209)
2209 = -56(2) + B
2209 + 112 = B
B = 2321
FINALLY THE EQUATION OF THE FITTED LINE IS.
Y= -56X + 2321
TO FIND THE HOW MANY MONTHS IT WOULD TAKE TO REACH 300 KWH, WE SUBSTITUTE Y = 300.
300 = -56X + 2321
300 - 2321 = -56X
-2021 = -56X
X = 36.1
IT WILL TAKE MY FAMILY ABOUT 36 MONTHS TO REACH 300 KWH OF ELECTRICITY USAGE.
-Yu Ern Hsueh