Join Discovery Education and EarthEcho International for a free webinar featuring Philippe Cousteau and his guests on Thursday, June 7th at 12 pm CT. This special, free event kicks off The Big CleanUp, a summer-long contest where your students will learn how plastic affects our waterways and how they can take action to protect our oceans. The contest, launched by EarthEcho International, TerraCycle and One World One Ocean, challenges students to remove plastic from the waste stream and earn money for their school. Prizes include a school visit from Philippe Cousteau and others, film passes + more.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning what it means to “build green.” Tour the headquarters of Alberici Constructors, the world’s only LEED® Platinum and 4 Green Globes certified building. Interact with corporate personnel to find out how the building was constructed and how its “green” systems operate.
HEC-TV‘s 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time program on April 22 will focus on the external aspects of the building. Find out how the headquarters was constructed utilizing recycled and re-used materials. See how the building’s site orientation and window choices utilize the position of the sun to enhance natural light inside the building and energy efficiency as well. View the natural prairie restoration project that forms the grounds of the headquarters site. Learn how the site collects rainwater and utilizes it for the building’s water systems and how the company produces some of the energy needed to run the building through their on-site wind turbine.
HEC-TV’s 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time program will delve into the internal aspects of the building. Find out how the building’s ventilation systems utilize natural air flow, reduce energy costs, and enhance indoor air quality. See how the use of natural daylight and air ventilation and the building’s “white noise” system affects worker productivity. Ask questions about the unique “flushing” equipment utilized in the building as part of its water systems. View the variety of easily renewable materials such as cork and bamboo that are used in the building’s interior and learn how “green practices” also extend to the company’s cafeteria operation and employee lifestyle choices during their workday.
They look forward to “building green” with you on Earth Day, 2010. Register here.
This Earth Day, start talking trash in your classroom! What happens to the waste we all produce? When does it make sense to recycle? Can trash become energy?
Get answers to these timely topics brought to life at www.ThinkGreen.com/classroom, a new K-12 resource from Waste Management and powered by Discovery Education.
Complete with standards-based lesson plans, compelling videos, interactives, and Think Green® resources to engage students and extend the learning to the home, www.ThinkGreen.com/classroom is a powerful new suite of tools for educators seeking new materials to enliven environmental lessons.
Think green in your classroom just in time for Earth Day and visit www.DiscoveryEducation.com/thinkgreen to get started. Plus, provide your feedback for a complimentary reusable tote bag (limited supplies – so provide feedback today).
As noted in my earlier post about World Environment Day, videoconferencing is a great way to cut down on fuel usage & reduce your carbon footprint. We just got an e-mail about Polycom‘s Go Green Assessment and I wanted to share the info with you. This assessment includes an evaluation of current travel patterns and practices, an assessment of how users currently work and would prefer to work, and provides formulas that can be used to increase productivity, improve time efficiency, and reduce travel costs. To take a closer look at the assessment, click here.