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Energy and the Environment Basics – Global Warming

Energy and the Environment Basics – Global Warming

Think of the planet’s atmosphere as a bath tub that is filling with water faster than the drain can empty it. It is the same for CO2 and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. If we don’t stop adding CO2 at a faster rate than it can be removed, the atmosphere will be overloaded, just like how the tub will overflow with too much water. We must stop adding greenhouse gases and increase the amount of plants that naturally remove the carbon dioxide from the environment. If we give the planet a chance to catch up, then the atmosphere will find balance. All we have to do is turn off the “faucet” and stop the pollution at its source! Every type of Energy Source has a different impact on the environment. Some of the effects of these energy sources include toxic waste and the release of green house gases. On the other hand, renewable energy sources are clean and cause little environmental impact. They are safer, more responsible alternatives to non-renewable energy sources which we use today. Did you Know? Most carbon emissions, and other types of pollution in the environment come from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, gas, and oil. These fuels are used for most of our energy needs, including electricity production and powering cars and other vehicles. We use more electricity today than ever before. Electricity is part of our everyday life. Think about how we use it to: cook and to keep food from...

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Hartford High School Academy of Green Technology and Engineering Saves Energy and Dinero™

Hartford High School Academy of Green Technology and Engineering Saves Energy and Dinero™

Hartford High School Academy of Green Technology and Engineering has partnered with Green Eco Warriors to teach high school students about STEM skills, energy education, environmental leadership, and community engagement. Students are learning to Switch It Off ™ and reduce carbon emissions to slow climate change by turning off electronics and powering up their minds. The Switch It Off ™ program’s goal is to reduce the impacts of climate change on urban and minority populations, while increasing STEM skills and sustainability engagement in urban families. Hartford residents can support the Save Energy Save Dinero ™ fundraiser and reduce carbon emissions by having a home energy assessment completed through the sponsor Energy Efficiencies Solutions. EES will donate $25 to Hartford High for every home that Saves Energy and Dinero™.  Contact EES today at www.eesgogreen.com or learn more at http://www.gewportal.org/articles/ . Many families qualify for FREE services....

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Are you interested in creating a team of energy efficiency student champions at your school

Are you interested in creating a team of energy efficiency student champions at your school

Green Eco Warriors will work with your school to create a locally based school project which will provide: workforce skills training in energy efficiency jobs for students energy consumption education and how to reduce it reducing carbon emissions and how it relates to climate change a challenging teamwork project to enhance students skill sets: Initiative Dependability Professionalism Teamwork Communication Planning and organizing Problem solving Goals focus STEM skills To learn more, please call 860-993-0714.  ...

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Green Eco Warriors visit Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School, Windsor, CT

Green Eco Warriors visit Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School, Windsor, CT

Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School accepted the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge! May 13th – Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School students welcomed the Green Eco Warriors to their school. Leticia Colon de Mejias taught students about energy, where it comes from, and sustainability. Students were engaged answering questions and learning the Green Eco Warrior theme...

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Being a Green Eco Warrior Intern – The importance of taking care of the earth

Being a Green Eco Warrior Intern – The importance of taking care of the earth

Name: Jack Wright Age: 17 Location: West Hartford, CT Green Eco Warrior Intern Date April 4 2015   I had always been aware of the importance of taking care of the earth, but until my family had an energy audit in my home, I had never witnessed the field work that directly aids sustainability efforts. I recall being both intrigued and inspired by the technique and the thoroughness of the energy audit, which provoked me to ask one of the workers about how they became involved with their work. Before the workers left, I was sure to ask if there was any way that I could be involved in the same field of work. One of the workers put me in contact with Leticia Colon de Mejias, the creator and President of Green Eco Warriors. I emailed Leticia right away, hoping to become further involved with efforts to improve the environment. Soon after, I received a response. That next Saturday, I began my work with Green Eco Warriors. For the past two years, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as an intern with Green Eco Warriors. I love being able to spread environmental awareness to youths through creative mediums. For example, I have helped write and edit scripts for skits, create costumes, and make props. Perhaps my favorite medium is the comic book series, featuring Dinero the frog. The highlight of my time as an intern is definitely the Youth Summit, held at the beginning of last Summer. Hundreds...

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The assembly got students excited about saving energy!

The assembly got students excited about saving energy!

As a STEM school it is imperative that we strive to lead the way in providing our students with curriculum, field experiences, assemblies, and resources that embrace the four core components (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  For the last two years we have worked with the Green Eco Warriors on doing just that. Our 4th and 5th grade students have participated in challenges that involve saving energy in school and at home.  They have received free magazines and books, most notably the “Save Energy, Save Dinero” book.  Our staff and students enjoyed reading it and appreciated the fact that every student got their very own copy. The magazines have useful articles dedicated to STEM topics, activities for students to complete, and contests that challenge students.  We got to participate in the interactive assembly provided by GEW dedicated to stopping the infamous “Phantom Draw.”  This assembly was up close and personal and really got students excited about saving energy.  Our teachers have welcomed the opportunity to be videotaped providing nothing but positive feedback after the performance.  This was an opportunity to discuss how GEW has come through with connecting what students are learning in school with what’s going on in the real world.  Teachers also praised them for addressing Next Generation Science Standards and touching on 5th Grade CMT Science Topics. For our end of year activity GEW has invited us to the Riverfront in Hartford, CT at no cost, for teambuilding and nature based activities.  We will continue to utilize...

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The Green Eco Warriors were enthusiastic and compelling!

The Green Eco Warriors were enthusiastic and compelling!

This letter is in support for the Green Eco Warriors Save Energy, Save Dinero Challenge.  Our teachers felt the presentation was exceptional. They felt that the topic of energy conservation was delivered in a clear and engaging format for our K through 5th grade students. The Green Eco Warriors were enthusiastic and compelling and kept 100% of the student’s attention.  Our students were very excited to be so involved in the presentation. Many hands were raised to ask and answer questions. Some children had the chance to participate on stage. The book that accompanied the presentation became an immediate learning tool in many classrooms that same day.  Berkshire Trail Elementary School is grateful to have the chance to participate in this energy conservation fundraiser. The ideas of environmental conservation fit very well with our curriculum. Saving energy is one way our students know to help preserve the natural beauty and environment of Western Mass. We hope to have the Green Eco Warriors back again next year. Respectfully Yours, Geri Pollard Berkshire Trail Elementary...

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It was one of our most successful fundraisers!

It was one of our most successful fundraisers!

I am writing on behalf of the Sanderson Academy PTO in Ashfield, MA to recommend the Save Energy Dinero WMECO Fundraiser.  The group was easy to work with for the logistics of the program.  The children enjoyed the presentation and the book and learned a lot about saving energy.  It was one of our most successful fundraisers!  They offer great and useful products at a reasonable price and we received 100% of the sales. Please consider working with this program.  I recommend it as a very easy, educational and successful fundraiser.  Thank you. Sincerely,   Mandi Summers President Sanderson Academy PTO...

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The Save Energy Save Dinero Program was Scientific and Fun!

The Save Energy Save Dinero Program was Scientific and Fun!

“The MASS SAVE – Dinero The Frog presentation by Leticia Colon De Mejias  and Green Eco Warriors was phenomenal!!!!!!  The children were totally engaged! The materials were current, scientific and the storyline was crafted in a super fun way to get children to participate!  I am entirely thankful for myself and my students to have participated in such a program.” – Nina Sartori- Elias Brookings School Science...

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Northfield Elementary accept the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge!

Northfield Elementary accept the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge!

September 23rd- Northfield Elementary school’s sixth grade class welcomed the Green Eco Warriors to their school. Leticia Colon de Mejias taught students about energy, where it comes from, and sustainability. Students were engaged answering questions and learning the Green Eco Warrior theme song. Each child received a free copy of the book “Dinero the Frog Learns to Save Energy” and fundraising materials. Northfield Elementary will receive 100% of the proceeds earned from this free MASS SAVE program. The students of Northfield Elementary will be using their proceeds to go on a class trip white water rafting. The Save Energy Save Dinero program and fundraiser provides the opportunity to learn and earn money for your...

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