Story Time with Leticia Colon de Mejias
May18

Story Time with Leticia Colon de Mejias

Pesky plastic: An Environmental Story Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story is a fun and educational book about plastic and its impact on our planet. Discover the dangers of “pesky plastic” in our oceans. Learn what you can do to help Sally, Allen, Pat and all the sea animals survive “pesky plastic.” This ecology-centered story is a wonderful way to begin conversations with children about how each person’s actions directly affect the environment. Aligns with National Education Science Standards. Defeating the Phantom Draw Defeating the Phantom Draw is a fun and educational book for kids about where electricity comes from and how we can use our minds and actions to make choices that save energy and defeat the Phantom Draw. This book aligns with the following Next Generation Science Standards*: 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 4-ESS3-1 and 5-ESS3-1. Dinero The Frog Learns to Save Energy Dinero The Frog Learns to Save Energy is a fun and educational book about energy conservation. Poppi the Frog teaches Dinero about energy, where it comes from, how it is used, and what we can do to conserve energy and reduce pollution. Aligns with National Education Science Standards (NSES). Dinero The Frog Learns to Save Energy Luis And The Giant LUIS AND THE GIANT – Fee-fi-fo-fum! I hear the story of a Puerto Rican! Can Luis use his Latino heritage to teach a giant and the world that we can conquer fear with love? Luis & The Giant Mrs. Busy Bee Mrs. Busy Bee is always BUZZ BUZZ BUZZING about. With the help of a friendly Butterfly, she and her children learn the meaning of “stopping to smell the flowers,” and “taking the time to appreciate the little things in life.” This story holds lessons about life, love, family, and listening to the quiet voice within us. It...

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Hartford’s Earth Day
Apr27

Hartford’s Earth Day

CREATING A CULTURE OF SUSTAINABLE THINKERS® WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 [11:30 am – 12:30 pm] Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story Leticia Colon de Mejias Dynamic author, award-winning entrepreneur and activist Leticia Colon De Mejias reads from her books, written to national science standards for children ages Kindergarten through Grade 3. Find comfort and inspiration for a better future in Leticia’s stories and unique perspective. View the book reading at : https://www.facebook.com/gewsavetheday Green Eco Warriors is a Connecticut based nonprofit. Since 2008, we have been creating and disseminating science based sustainability focused graphic texts, comic books, children’s books, magazines and providing live seminars and performances in schools across America. Our sustainability educational tools are aligned with national science standards. Our lessons take a holistic approach to learning, incorporating environmental, health, and social perspectives in a format that children can easily understand. Our mission is to help each child bring out their inner Warrior and to help them learn to see the world through science with an eye towards problem solving. Our goal is to encourage all youth to engage with the world through nature, science, and the arts. We work to help youth develop and apply their own special talents (super powers). We are honored to work with Hartford’s Office of Sustainability and provide this copy of, “Pesky Plastic, an Environmental story”, and the online book readings. We hope you will enjoy the books and the readings, and that they inspire you to dig into science, environmental leadership, and develop your inner warrior. This book reading and your books were sponsored by a grant through your Hartford office of sustainability and the Nonprofit Green Eco Warriors, along with support from Energy Efficiencies Solutions, a partner of EnergizeCT. Happy 50th Earthday! To learn more about Green Eco Warriors, visit https://www.gewportal.org To learn...

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Working with students is the best part of our work
Oct18

Working with students is the best part of our work

These youth had excellent questions for this career panel which featured doctors, marine biologists, musicians, a dancer, teachers, environmentalist, insurance actuaries, and our Green Eco Warriors President @ Annie Fisher STEM school...

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Energy and the Environment Basics – Global Warming
Aug23

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 spoiling heat and light homes and businesses wash and dry our clothes watch TV and play video games keep our electronic devices like cell phones or tablets charged The types and the amount of electricity we use directly impacts our environment! The good news is that you can make a positive...

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Hartford High School Academy of Green Technology and Engineering Saves Energy and Dinero™
Mar21

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 https://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
Feb03

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
May13

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
Apr06

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 of students from schools that Green Eco Warriors had visited spent the day playing games and learning more about how they can help the earth, accompanied by the Green Eco Warriors staff and special guest, Jeff Barrie, who directed Kilowatt Ours. This event was both a celebration and a lesson,...

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