Posts tagged green
Posts tagged green
London air raid shelter houses carbon-neutral hydroponic farm
Tunnel-to-table salad anyone? Growing Underground, a hydroponic agriculture venture hailed as the world’s largest subterranean farm, is based in a WWII air raid shelter 100 feet beneath the streets of South London.
How cool is this? I bet there are plenty of empty facilities around that could go green like this.
Fun! A Milk Carton Construction Contest! This is something you can do with all students (and win $5,000 in the process.) This is a fun one to share with elementary teachers.
Evergreen Packaging is challenging school age children to become more eco-friendly with their nationwide Made By Milk Carton Construction Contest. For the past 3 semesters, students have been using their creativity to build art creations from recycled school milk cartons based on specific themes. Schools have the chance to win up to $5,000 for their creations.
The Spring 2014 contest theme is “Stories,” and entries are being accepted now until April 16, 2014.
This interactive infographic would be a powerful tool to use as you discuss where wind energy can best be harnessed in the US. It is an interactive wind map of the US. Great tool.
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher
Change your habits, change your life.
Apple will recycle 25 or more of any type of computer or electronic. Great program and environmentally safe.
School districts in sunny areas are beginning to float bonds to install solar power. These projects can have quite a long payback but I do think it is time for us to start looking long term. What happens when the energy cost can be funneled back into education in the long term?
We are interdependent on this planet.This is no surprise that they are finding that the pollution in China and India are affecting the climate elsewhere - like here in the US. When I went to Beijing last year, I came home and my hair started falling out. I wasn’t sure if it was related but I did find the correlation suspicious.
We’ve seen this for years - we would outlaw chemicals that my Dad could use on his US based farm only for grocery stores to start buying produce and crops grown in other countries with that very same chemical used on the crops. This inconsistency not only hurts the US economy but in the long run hurts the world. We need to be responsible stewards of our planet.
June 5 is “World Environment Day” - a day when you encourage and help students take action to promote a sustainable planet. Here are some lesson plans if you don’t know what to do. This is an important topic. With summer coming up in the northern hemisphere - taking time to review recycling guidelines and ways students can help the environment is a great idea.
Your office will never waste paper again with Oriental’s White Goat machine, which converts normal paper into toilet paper. Simply insert about 40 sheets of paper, and in 30 minutes you’ll receive a freshly made roll of toilet paper. The machine shreds the paper, dissolves it in water, thins it out and then dries it and winds it around a roll. According to Oriental, it costs about 12 cents to churn out one roll.
15 bizarre green inventions
The schools that can’t afford toilet paper should recycle their paper into new rolls. No, I am not kidding.
The idea of a “thinking walk” is a neat one. In this one, students walk and reflectoin how we used plants. They record their thinking walk through photographs or recording audio. Thinking walks would be fascinating things to do at the end of the school year.
I often think while I walk too. This idea of focusing on one aspect of the walk is a great one.