Resource Depletion in Bushwick
Background:Geographers study the troubled relationship between human action and the physical environment.
  • resources-Is a substance in the environment that is useful to people and economically and technologically feasible, and most of the time is socially acceptable. The focus of this page is on non renewable resources that are being used at a rate that will lead to them being gone before we know it.We deplete scarce resources, especially petroleum, natural gases, and coal for everyday energy production. We also destroy resources through pollution of air,water,and soil
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Examples in Bushwick: Older buildings tend to be less energy efficient. They use a lot more fossil fuels and require a lot more resources to do things like provide heat, water, electricity, etc....There are many old buildings in
Bushwick and very few of them work efficiently


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Buildings that were built before 1917 are less efficient this map shows buildings built before 1917 in Bushwick
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Buildings that built after 1998 are a little more efficient and this map shows buildings built after 1998 in Bushwick



Influence on the world:The race for resources is leading to worldwide warfare, for example the U.S. invading Iraq for oil. Opec knows how dependent the world is on its resources and uses that to control prices, and export of its resources.


This is a bus that uses a lot of fossil fuels and the cost of maintaining it is very high. It is a typical form of transportation for students from many of the local schools, workers, and commuters in general. The buses are very energy inefficient and produce a lot of Bushwick's, and New York's pollution.
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A bus that uses fossil fuels in Bushwick



On Earth Day 2007, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, released PlaNYC, a comprehensive sustainability plan for the City’s future. PlaNYC puts forth a strategy to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas footprint, while also accommodating a population growth of nearly one million, and improving our infrastructure and environment. Recognizing the importance to reduce global carbon emissions, and the value of leading by example, New York has set the goal of reducing its citywide carbon emissions by 30% below 2005 levels. The annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory will track progress towards our goal.

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This is an example of more modern and efficient housing in Bushwick

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This is an example of less efficient Bushwick housing

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This is what the ideal efficient living space would look like in bushwick
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This would also be a huge step toward efficiency for bushwick