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Title: What is iGreen


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What is iGreen?
  • iGreen is a Houston-wide program that strives to
    encourage students, their teachers, and their
    parents to embrace simple environmentally
    friendly and energy-efficient practices in their
    everyday life

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iGreen and the Houston Green EXPO
  • When Saturday and Sunday April 18th and 19th,
    10AM to 5PM admission is FREE
  • Where Reliant Center look for the iGreen Youth
    Zone
  • iGreen will have an interactive area for students
    of all ages to discover how they can help iGreen
    in our goal to make Houston a greener place to
    live

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The iGreen Youth Zone
  • The Expo will have many different local
    businesses and speakers come to talk about
    environmental conservation
  • Within the iGreen Youth Zone, we will have live
    performances, informational displays and
    interactive booths to better get the message out
    to Houston-area students

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What you can do
  • Teachers, the following is a brief collection of
    facts and information that you, your students,
    and their parents may find interesting,
    encouraging, and helpful

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Whats going on now?
  • Though accounting for only 5 percent of the
    world's population, Americans consume 26 percent
    of the world's energy.
  • The United States is the world's largest single
    emitter of carbon dioxide, accounting for 23
    percent of energy- related carbon emissions.
  • America uses about 15 times more energy per
    person than does the typical developing country.
  • These facts show that the US is unfortunately a
    leading contributor to global warming and other
    environmental issues. Our unscrupulous energy
    consumption leads to the melting of the ice caps,
    multiplication of droughts and hurricanes, and
    the warming of the globe at an alarming rate. The
    wasteful and inefficient practices that define
    Americas role in worldwide environmental
    conservation must be turned around before more
    damage is done.

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What schools and families can do
  • Switch to a green energy plan
  • Reduces building emissions from electricity
  • Install energy-efficient water systems
  • Reduce household emissions by up to 30
  • Install solar panels
  • Decrease household electricity dependence
  • Buy 100 recycled paper
  • Save trees
  • Use triple-A rated shower-heads
  • Use less water
  • Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
  • They use 60 less electricity than standard
    incandescent bulbs

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What individuals can do
  • Walk, cycle, carpool, use public transportation
  • Recycle at home, work, and school
  • If you recycle ½ of your waste at home, you
    conserve 2,400lbs of CO2
  • Plant a tree
  • A single tree will absorb over one ton of CO2 in
    its lifetime
  • Insulate your home
  • Proper insulation can take off 25 of heating
    bills
  • Use less hot water
  • Shorter showers, put a brick in your toilet
    reservoir
  • Reuse water bottles and shopping bags
  • Properly inflate your cars tires
  • Drive less, and drive the speed limit also, and
    you will save money on gas

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More that you can do
  • Move your thermostat up 2o in the Summer and down
    2o in the Winter
  • Cuts annual electricity costs and emissions
  • Avoid heavily packaged products (especially
    Styrofoam)
  • Save 1,200lbs of CO2 if you cut down on garbage
    by 10, save landfill space
  • Unplug electronics when not in use
  • Buy organic food
  • If all corn and soybeans were grown organically,
    we would remove 580 billion pounds of CO2 from
    the atmosphere annually
  • Write to a politician about climate change
  • Change the world

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To get you rolling
  • Here are some websites to get you started on your
    personal path to energy efficiency and give more
    tips and information about becoming green.
  • http//www.worldmapper.org/textindex/text_depletio
    n.html http//www.worldmapper.org/textindex/text_
    pollution.html http//www.worldwatch.org/taxonomy
    /term/44 http//www.davidsuzuki.org/files/NC/NC4K
    _Brochure.pdf http//www.davidsuzuki.org/default.
    asp http//www.epa.gov/kids/ http//www.care2.co
    m/channels/ecoinfo/kids http//www.unep.org/Tunza
    /children/ http//www.pricegrabber.com/search_get
    prod.php/isbn9780833544728/ http//everything2.c
    om/index.pl?node_id1167112
  • http//www.solarenergy.org/resources/energyfacts.h
    tml

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For Teachers Curriculum
  • These are a few helpful sites for an
    environmentally-minded curriculum
  • http//school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/e
    col.html (An Ecology lessonplan-library, grades
    k-12)
  • http//www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub
    _envsci.html (The Environmental Science AP,
    grades 9-12)
  • http//sustainability.publicradio.org/consumercons
    equences/ (Is your lifestyle sustainable? game,
    grades 6-12)
  • http//globalwarmingkids.net/ (facts and games,
    grades 3-9)
  • http//www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/
    (Environmental education for kids, grades 4-8)
  • http//epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html
    (Climate change site for kids, grades k-7)

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Until then
  • There are many things you can do around your
    house and community that help change the world
    so dont wait for the Expo to start being green.
  • Hopefully these websites and facts have given you
    some ideas as to how you can help the
    environment.
  • Be healthy, be clean, and encourage others to do
    the same. Remember, the biggest changes come from
    lots of little ones in the right direction.

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Finally, join in the iGreen Youth Zone
  • On April 18th and 19th, come out to Reliant
    Center, between 10 am and 5 pm to the Houston
    Green EXPO. Look for the iGreen Youth Zone.
  • How can you get involved in the EXPO?
  • Through your schools organizations submit a
    display/exhibit or interactive activity.
  • Through your personal creativity, submit a visual
    art, performing art or literary art. You can
    even perform at the EXPO!
  • Through your individual commitment. Send in your
    commitment card to make Houston iGreen.
  • Attend the EXPO with family and friends. Travel
    iGreen and carpool or take a school bus with your
    class.
  • Our hope is that this slideshow will help you
    change yourself, your community, your world to be
    more clean, safe and sustainable.
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