I was shocked by the facts, and I knew that by eating meat and other animal products, I was contributing to the environmental deterioration that the industry caused.
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March 29th, 2013 by ACE Field Correspondent
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March 27th, 2013 by ACE Field Correspondent
Claire wonders does meat have an impact on the environment?
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June 24th, 2011 by ACE Alumni
Written by Shreya Indukuri, ACE Youth Advisory Board Member and incoming Senior at the Harker School in San Jose, CA.
Exactly a week ago, Daniela and I had the amazing opportunity to speak at the White House. I know, pretty unbelievable, right?
We were fortunate enough to have the amazing opportunity to speak at the White House Grid Modernization Event, and to meet with Secretary of Energy, Steve Chu, and the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. We spoke about our SmartPowerEd.org work at various local high schools and how low-cost smart energy technology is transforming schools. We were even streamed live on the whitehouse.gov website! It was so incredible and we were pleasantly surprised to have such high-ranking officials applaud and support our efforts! One of the officials even told us that we practically “upstaged” two secretaries.
Aside from the incredible speaking opportunity, the rest of the Grid Modernization Event was pretty interesting in and of itself. The term “grid modernization” sounds complicated but the event basically created discussion among technology leaders, businessmen, and on government officials on how to revamp our country’s currently high-carbon-emission electric grid.
We attended a breakout group where government and tech leaders discussed scaling new energy efficiency models in the US. Neither Daniela nor I are experts on energy policy so we expected to get lost in all of the jargon but we actually found it engaging and practical. It was great to see how much people cared about implementing new solutions across the US and if you listened carefully, a lot of their ideas made sense and seemed feasible…
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May 17th, 2011 by ACE Field Correspondent
By Elaine Kotler, St. Paul’s School in Kensington, CT
Saint Paul School of Kensington celebrated Earth Day. Members of the Saint Paul School Environmental Club staged and performed an original Earth Day Play, written by Miss Elaine Kotler, an advisor to the club and the school’s middle school science teacher. The play was titled “Little Green Riding Hoodie.”
“Little Green Riding Hoodie” is an educational and humorous story about a young girl who loves the Earth and strives to protect the environment. When Little Green Riding Hoodie sees the Big Bad Wolf destroying the Franciscan Friars Forest, she decides to inform the Big Bad Wolf about pollution and recycling. She teaches him how he, too, can be a steward of God’s creation, the Earth. And, how to make everyday Earth Day! With the help of Little Green Riding Hoodie and many other creatures living in the forest, along with Mother Nature and Saint Francis, the Big Bad Wolf sees the errors of his ways and begins to protect his home. He eventually learns and employs the 5 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink and Respect.
Saint Paul School is a Pre-K through 8th grade school. The Environmental Club has members ranging from students in kindergarten to 7th grade. The cast of Little Green Riding Hoodie was very eclectic. In addition to Little Green Riding Hoodie, played by 5th grader Sarah Loitz and the Big Bad Wolf played by 7th grader Jacob Palmieri, the characters included the Three Little Piggies. The First Piggy’s house was made of recycled paper, the Second Piggy’s house was made of recycled plastic and the Third Piggy’s house was made of recycled aluminum cans and juice pouches. The Big Bad Wolf also encounters Winnie the Pooh, Yogi Bear and some bumble bees, and three turtles that are trying to survive in the stream being polluted by the Big Bad Wolf. He also learns lessons about protecting the environment from Mother Nature and her sons Heat Miser and Snow Miser, and Saint Francis, the Patron Saint of Ecology. Saint Francis read his Canticle of Creatures and cast members appeared as the creatures as their names were read.
The set of Little Green Riding Hoodie was made completely by the cast and crew, all members of the Saint Paul School Environmental Club. The set was 100 percent constructed out of recycled and recyclable materials.
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January 4th, 2011 by ACE Field Correspondent
By ACE Field Correspondent, Elizabeth Ridolfi, and student at Placer High School in Auburn, CA
I always thought my family and I had lived a fairly green lifestyle – from buying local foods to recycling and composting. That is, until I calculated my ecological footprint through my AP Environmental Science class.
The results hit me hard – if everyone on earth lived my lifestyle, we’d need 5.17 earths. I had a long way to go to… and so began a journey to reduce my footprint.
Over the next three months, I made small changes and even started start my own environmentally themed blog. The results are in and here’s what I’ve accomplished…
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March 17th, 2010 by ACE Field Correspondent
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Are you wearing green? Awesome. What about going green?
This St. Patty’s Day, we challenge you to do more than just wear green. Text DOT to 30644 and choose your DOT – that’s the one thing …
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