Comments on: Watts Up With School Energy? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/watts-up-with-school-energy/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: gerald http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/watts-up-with-school-energy/#comment-11688 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 08:15:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=595#comment-11688 In constructing a solid building, all organization should bare in mind that every little matters must be dealt with extraordinary cautions because it might effect the entire building in long term.

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By: Sheila Kaupert http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/watts-up-with-school-energy/#comment-11687 Wed, 11 Mar 2009 17:25:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=595#comment-11687 Kelly: I am a graduate student in the public health program at the University of Miami, and I am currently taking a class on Environmental Health. Through much of my courswork I have really come to appreciate and advocate for the importance of health promotion and disease prevention. Targeting children and adolescents is critical to improving the relationship that they will have to their environment, and can influence the environment that they will inherit as adults. Your apprenticeship is a great example of not only educating middle school children, but also engaging them in finding and creating “greener” alternatives.

I see that a component of the program was for the students to teach the principal about school energy savings. In tandem with educating students about modifying behavior to be more environmentally friendly is the participation of their parents/families. One can argue that much can be lost when students return to homes that are ill equipped to make practical use of what is learned in school. How can your lessons be developed to promote collaboration between the students and their parents/caretakers to bring what they learn about energy efficiency and environmental friendliness back to their homes.

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By: Kelly http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/watts-up-with-school-energy/#comment-11686 Wed, 04 Feb 2009 15:07:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=595#comment-11686 Brenda: I love your idea of adding the 4th R – responding with action.

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By: Brenda-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/watts-up-with-school-energy/#comment-11685 Thu, 15 Jan 2009 17:11:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=595#comment-11685 Kelly: I use the same trash bag approach with young grade school kids while providing the information on solid waste. I bring door prizes (little things) and kids just love it! I also like to tell them that there is a fourth “R” and that stands for “respond”. Last year I did this trash bag activity with kids from a military base school and they worked with the “Respond R” by writing a letter to the mayor of the town where most of them live about initating a recycling program. They sent me the response from the mayor’s office. Couldn’t be any more proud!

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By: Jessica Dunlap http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/watts-up-with-school-energy/#comment-11684 Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:22:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=595#comment-11684 This is an awesome idea for an environmental topic in young teens and kids, i really believe you may be able to reach them at this level with creative ideas and visuals. It is very important for students to be informed of many environmental issues in today’s world and you have hit bingo with this one Kelly!

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