Homeowners are going green

More and more homeowners are going green, which is a revolution that is helping them save on recurring energy, repair costs, taxes, utility bills, and insurance premiums.

Whether it’s building an environmentally friendly house from the ground up or remodeling a current home, there are a variety eco-friendly home improvement projects to choose from. Solar panels can be used as an alternative power source, while rain capture and xeriscaping can help you save on water. In addition, geothermal heating and cooling systems and programmable thermostats can help control temperature as well as electricity usage. These types of eco-friendly home improvement projects may not be the best option for everyone, but those interested can read this insurance guide from TheSimpleDollar.com to learn more.

Grammar School Analyzes Carbon Footprint and Simulates Press Conference

In a press-conference simulation workshop for Gymnasium Thun-Schadau students today, myclimate presented the results of the grammar school’s carbon footprint. The analysis by another class shows that commuting students, energy consumption and school materials (especially paper) account for the biggest share in school emissions.

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Silent Movie by Students: Captain Climate Needs You!

Captain Climate needs you! Watch how the incredible Captain Climate is gathering support to save the climate. Fight CO2, Charlie-Chaplin-Style.

The video was realized for Hot Stuff Climate Net at the Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) in Elsamere, Naivasha (Kenya) in November 2012 by an international student group. Thank you, Luís Miguel, Jenny, Maike, Federico, Micheline, Faith, Johanes, Lina, Andreas!

What do you do to support Captain Climate?

Share your idea to save the climate as a comment here!

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How can a student impact his own carbon emissions?

By Sarah Seiler, Switzerland

– That’s the question I asked myself for my matura paper. I always wondered how I could cause the most effective reduction. During the last year I calculated my own carbon emissions – not the whole footprint, just those emissions that I can change, on which I have an influence. For locating the reduction potential I made up two fictitious students: “Homo consumens” – a thrift- and careless student – and “Homo mitigans” – a frugal and considered student. The results are the following: Weiterlesen

Vision of Juma Bakari

For almost half of the world’s population, cooking outdoors on an open fire is not a choice but a necessity due the expense, unavailability or difficulty of securing natural gas or electricity.

Project realized by: Juma Bakari
Where: Morogoro, Tanzania
When: 18th June 2011

The majority of the population depends on woodfuels for cooking and other domestic uses, but the rate of consumption far exceeds how quickly it can be replenished. Many women are dependent on natural resources for their livelihood because they have a responsibility to secure fresh drinking water, food from gardens and firewood for cooking.

Climate change impacts may increase women’s workload or make their jobs harder to achieve. My favorite picture is the one that shows a woman carrying Firewood on her back showing how climate change burdens Women.

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Green city, Dharamsala, India

These students have basically created a green city model consisting mainly of use of renewable and conventional sources of energy like hydro energy, wind energy and also alternative, renewable sources of energy like the solar energy. In their set up they have also stressed on the construction of greenhouses in the cities to promote growth of more vegetables and other useful plants . In all of the models they have made one thing clear that we must reduce the over dependence on the use of fossil fuels and if possible do not use it in future so as to save our mother earth from this grave danger known as global warming.

Project realized by: Tenzin
Where: Dharamsala, India
When: 18th June 2011

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Solar computer, Togo, Kpendjal

Solar energy is used to run the internet and the computers! Togo is ready to exchange ideas with students all over the world! 

Project realized by: Dissiram
Where: Togo, Kpendjal
When: 18th June 2011

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Fluorescent Lamp: Talks and Theater

We dedicated this week to our mother earth and showed presentations in all the four sections of our school. It went really well. We showed presentation mainly about compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also known as an energy saving light.(Tenzin Jamyang)

Project realized by: Tenzin
Where: Dharamsala, India
When: 26th April 2010

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