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Sanderson Academy takes the the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge ™

Sanderson Academy takes the the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge ™

On Friday April 18th Sanderson Academy began their participation in the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge ™. Students learned the importance of energy sustainability and how they can become energy ambassadors by making simple changes such as turning off the lights when they leave the room. Leticia Colon de Mejias of the Green Eco Warriors informed each student that their greatest power is their minds. The program teaches youth that the future is in their hands. The Phantom Draw, an energy stealing nemesis of the Warriors, made an appearance during the performance. Mass Save and Western Massachusetts Electric are providing this exciting program to schools in the WEMCO territory. Along with the performance students will participate in a bulb sale fundraiser. All proceeds from the fundraiser go directly to the school.   To bring this educational fundraising program to your school call 860 993 0714 or email casey@eesgogreen.com...

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Berkshire Hills Seventh Day Adventist School join the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge

Berkshire Hills Seventh Day Adventist School join the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge

On April 3rd the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge visited the Berkshire Hills Seventh Day Adventist School. The program consisted of a live performance that informs students about energy sustainability and a bulb fundraiser that 100% of the profits go directly to their school. Each student learned small behavioral changes they can do at home to help save the planet and defeat the Phantom Draw a villain that steals energy. Leticia Colon de Mejias taught students that they have the power to make a difference and then gave each student a free copy of her book Dinero the Frog Learns to Save Energy. The Green Eco Warriors with Mass Save and Western Massachusetts Electric are making this program available to those in the Western Mass area. To have this free and exciting program come to your school call 860 993 0714 or email...

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Discovery School at Four Corners Defeat the Phantom Draw

Discovery School at Four Corners Defeat the Phantom Draw

“Switch it off!” chanted the students of Discovery School at Four Corners to defeat the Phantom Draw, a comical villain that steals energy when you don’t switch it off. Students engaged in a morning of learning about energy sustainability as part of the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge. The Challenge sponsored by Mass Save and Western Massachusetts Electric company and Green Eco Warriors presented a live performance and fundraiser to students. The performance educates students about energy, where it comes from and their responsibility to help. The children were able to meet Leticia Colon de Mejias President of the Green Eco Warriors and author of “Dinero the Frog Learns to Save Energy” and receive a free copy of her book. After the performance the students were instructed on how to participate in the challenge fundraiser a bulb sale that 100% of the profits go directly to their school.   The Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge is a interactive and fun way to teach students about energy sustainability as well as earn money for your school. To participate in this opportunity please contact 860 993 0714 or by email...

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William N Deberry School accept the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge!

William N Deberry School accept the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge!

April 10 – Mass Save and the Green Eco Warriors brought the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge to William N Deberry School this week in Springfield. Students and teachers were excited to watch the live performance by Leticia Colon de Mejias, author of the book, Dinero the Frog Learns to Save Energy. Mass Save has sponsored the program to engage students through exciting characters such as the Phantom Draw ™, a playful menace that steals energy when you forget to “switch it off” and Dinero a curious frog who learns about saving the planet and is passionate about teaching others about energy conservation. At the conclusion of the performance over 200 students pledged to be Green Eco Warriors and to sell CFL bulbs and power strips for their school fundraiser. 100% of the fundraiser proceeds go directly to the school.   To have this unique program and fundraiser at your school please call 860 993 0714 or email casey@eesgogreen.com....

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Alfred G Zanetti School Save Energy and Dinero with Mass Save

Alfred G Zanetti School Save Energy and Dinero with Mass Save

March 28th-Alfred G Zanetti School in Springfield learned how to become Green Eco Warriors through the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge provided by Western Massachusetts Electric and Mass Save. The Save Energy Save Dinero™ Challenge is an interactive live educational performance that explains where energy comes from, which energies are renewable, and how to save energy. Students became energy ambassadors and used their new powers to make a difference. Students met the characters, Dinero the Frog, who teaches about being energy leaders, and the Phantom Draw, a comical villain that steals energy. Each student received the book “Dinero the Frog Learns to Save Energy” and met the books author Leticia Colon de Mejias. Following the performance the students pledged to save energy and received fundraising materials. The fundraiser is a CFL and LED bulb sale and 100% of the profits go directly to the school. Students and teachers were engaged throughout this program and are excited about the fundraiser. To participate in this Free WMECO program and Fundraiser contact the Green Eco Warriors at 860 993 0714 or by email at casey@eesgogreen.com...

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NY Legislation Would Ban Plastic Microbeads In Facial Scrubs, Toothpaste

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York could become the first state in the nation to outlaw the sale of cosmetic products containing tiny plastic scrubbing beads that have been accumulating by the tens of millions in the Great Lakes. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proposed the legislation to be introduced on Tuesday. He said the plastic particles can persist in the environment for centuries and accumulate toxic chemicals that could enter the food chain if marine creatures ingest them. “One small plastic particle can suck up oil drops from cars, pesticides, insecticides, industrial chemicals like PCBs,” Marcus Eriksen, research director of the anti-plastic pollution group 5 Gyres, told 1010 WINS. “All these chemicals that do not mix with water will very happily stick to a particle of plastic.” As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, the beads are very small. It would take 50 of them to cover Abraham Lincoln’s head on a penny. But they are in use in over 100 products – mostly skin creams that tout exfoliating properties, but even some toothpastes. Rubbing the cream with the beads on one’s skin results in a gritty, sand-like feel. The idea is to scrape away old skin and open pores. But you can’t tell what’s in the grit unless you read the label. Many creams actually use crushed pearls or shells, but the microbeads are also very popular – and there is a reason for it. “The manmade pieces are spherical, so they’re perfectly round, and thus, are gentler...

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Connecticut Summit

Connecticut Summit

To book a live presentation or for more information, please contact Program Coordinator Casey Dilzer by phone at 860-993-0714. Fourth and Fifth grade students attend the Save Energy Save Dinero® Youth Summit! On Tuesday June 3rd  two hundred fourth and fifth grade students from Betances STEM magnet school in Hartford, CT participated in the Save Energy Save Dinero Youth Summit.  The event was hosted by the Green Eco Warriors, a nonprofit organization which provides energy conservation and sustainability education to schools, families, and communities.  The summit engaged students in tactile energy education, sustainability training, and leadership skills.  Jeff Barrie the award winning documentarian of “Kilowatt Ours” and Leticia Colon de Mejias, Latina author of “Dinero the Frog Learns to Save Energy”. The event and speakers focused on creating a culture of sustainable thinkers. “Your mind is your most valuable superpower”, Leticia told youth. “You can all make a difference by following your dreams”, was a powerful message shared by Jeff Barrie. “Educate, Motivate, Protect the Planet and our future” is the Green Eco Warrior creed. Youth confirmed the mission by chanting, “Green Eco Warriors Rock! Save Energy Save Dinero!”  Students and teachers enjoyed this unique opportunity to play educational games, complete ropes course challenges, and watch student performed plays. Every student left with a T-shirt, comic book, and a smile!   Green Eco Warrior Comic Book On June 3 2014 Green Eco Warriors Inc. released the long awaited Green Eco Warrior Comic Book – Issue 1 – The Beginning. The comic...

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Meet the Green Eco Warriors

Meet the Green Eco Warriors

Green Eco Warriors work with others who care about the environment.  They use education and motivation to fight for our planet’s survival. The original Warriors were fifth and sixth grade boys and their families. They began by watching documentaries about humankind’s impact on the planet. Then they started the Green Eco Warrior recycling program in their schools.  Eventually the boys were featured on several news shows. Anyone can be a Green Eco Warrior! The ways to take action are endless. Jonathon (left photo) helped to pass the Connecticut bottle...

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Defeating the Phantom Draw

Defeating the Phantom Draw

The Phantom Draw lives in appliances that are still running after you have switched them off (this is called standby mode). You will know the phantom is still drawing power by a small green, blue, or red light on your appliance. The phantom draw is a major electricity waster and adds to air and water pollution. You can beat the Phantom Draw by using a power strip or unplugging appliances. Unplugging appliances, games, cellphone chargers, and televisions, or using a power strip that can be switched off completely will stop the Phantom in his tracks and lower your electric usage.   Vocabulary Energy– is the ability to do work. Energy can be found in a number of different forms. It can be chemical energy, electrical energy, heat (thermal energy), light (radiant energy), mechanical energy, and nuclear energy Appliance – devices such as refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, and computers, designed to perform a specific task. Electricity– the supply of electric current to a house or other building for heating,lighting, or powering appliances. Electricity is most often generated by the combustion (burning) of hydrocarbons (oil, coal, gas) or other substances that release substantial amounts of carbon dioxide, causing global warming, and other pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, which produces acid rain. Kilowatt- a measure of 1,000 watts of electrical power,...

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Our Planet, Our Future

Our Planet, Our Future

Becoming an Green Eco Warrior is easy. Start by learning about what the Green Eco Warriors are doing in your community. Then join the crusade to save our home, our planet. You can be a part of changing the world for the health and safety of us all. Making small changes at home leads to big changes in how we care for our planet. Learn more about how you can get involved. Read about climate change, global warming, and pollution’s effect on our drinking water, rivers, streams, oceans, land, plants, animals, and the health of the human race. You can learn by reading the information provided on these educational websites. Or if you don’t like to read, then watch a film! Here are some films that inspired us to get started on our crusade to teach others about the harms of trash and pollution: “Hawaii Messages in the Waves” by BBC. “The Story of Stuff” by Anne Leonard “Kilowatt Ours” by Jeff Barrie Watch a movie with your family. Make it a family night. Add popcorn to your educational movie, and...

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