The ensure environment sustainability goal was very intriguing. It was educating that the organization the presenting group choose was very hypocritical. The presenters choose British Petroleum (BP) as their organization. BP spends a lot of money to advertise that they are a clean, environmentally friendly organization. However, they have started to extract oil from Canada, the oil there is a very thick slug that needs to be processed more than most excavated oil. The oil in Canada has to be dug out like a mine instead of being pumped or drilled out. This causes the land and all the vegetation to be removed, even though BP plans to replant trees it will take a long time to recover from such devastation. Also the processing of the oil uses much more machinery that emits more carbon into the atmosphere than traditional oil drilling. This presentation reassured that you can’t believe every thing you here on television, because BP is spending large amounts of money to get a face image across about them.
The presentation on combating aids, HIV, and malaria was interesting. It was alarming to find out that a main reason for the spread of HIV and AIDS was that the government would not believe that unprotected sex and blood contact caused the virus to spread. Another reason that AIDS is a huge problem in South Africa is that it is in their culture to have more than one sexual partner; it shows the wealth status that you can support a large family. By not admitting to the cause of the problem and having strong culture practices, trying to combat AIDS in South Africa is a challenge. In South Africa the large corporations have a large impact on helping with this situation than the government does. They need to try and get people educated about prevention and testing. If more people were tested and took precaution with their partners, the rate of the disease spreading could be greatly reduced.