Going Green

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Going Green by Mind Map: Going Green

1. Ideas

1.1. clean up trash

1.2. conserve electricity

1.2.1. Compact fluorescent lights

1.2.2. Energy Star Rating

1.3. global warming

1.3.1. Ozone depletion

1.3.2. Raised sea level

1.4. family projects

1.5. environmental awareness

1.5.1. coal mining

1.5.2. oil uses

1.5.3. Deforestation

1.5.4. Natural resource depletion

1.6. carbon footprint

1.6.1. Reduce fossil fuel use

1.6.1.1. Car pooling

1.6.1.2. Use public transportation

1.7. Support alternative fueled vehicles

1.7.1. hydrogen vehicles

1.7.2. gas/electric hybrid

1.7.3. vegitable oil

1.7.4. biodiesel

1.7.5. solar

1.8. Alternative energy sources

1.8.1. Solar

1.8.2. Wind

1.8.3. Water

1.8.4. Geothermal

1.8.5. Wave

1.8.6. New node

1.9. create/write a grant

1.9.1. to purchase "green types" of technology

1.10. Ways to help

1.10.1. http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/4990/gglist.html

1.10.1.1. Adopt something

1.10.1.1.1. stream

1.10.1.1.2. animal

1.10.1.1.3. highway

1.10.1.2. Bike instead of ride

1.10.1.3. change a light bulb

1.10.1.4. donate toys

1.10.1.5. feed the birds

1.10.1.6. go to the zoo

1.10.1.7. grow a garden

1.10.1.8. invite a speaker

1.10.1.9. refuse, reuse, recycle

1.10.1.10. plant a tree

1.10.1.11. get out doors!

1.10.1.12. write a letter to a congressman

1.11. Environmental Legislation

2. Background

2.1. what are schools doing already?

2.2. what are schools limited in doing?

3. Resources

3.1. websites

3.1.1. www.lipower.org

3.1.2. www.renewableenergylongisland.org

3.1.3. www.lazyenvironmentalist.com

3.1.4. www.climateprotect.org

3.1.5. http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/

3.1.5.1. search "going green"

3.1.6. http://www.gogreeninitiative.org/

3.1.7. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/09/the_go_green_in_1.php

3.2. books

3.3. resource recovery

3.4. Journals

3.5. Magazines

3.5.1. http://www.goinggreenmagazine.org/

3.5.2. http://www.treehugger.com/

4. Classroom connections

4.1. school-community cleanup

4.1.1. school restrictions?

4.1.2. grade levels?

4.2. what can we do?

4.2.1. Promote recycled materials at school

4.3. why do anything?(lesson idea)

4.3.1. Consequences

4.4. Connection to curriculum

4.4.1. science

4.4.1.1. labs

4.4.1.1.1. difference going green makes on society

4.4.2. math

4.4.2.1. graphing

4.4.2.2. data collection

4.4.2.3. Analyze Trends

4.4.3. social studies

4.4.3.1. history of our country

4.4.3.1.1. success of green activities

4.4.3.1.2. unsuccessful green activities

4.5. http://www.divinecaroline.com/article/22355/28177 tips for going green

5. bringing green home

5.1. "homework"

5.1.1. parent involvement

6. Final Product Ideas

6.1. Website

6.2. hands on action

7. Recycling

7.1. Products made from recycled material

7.1.1. Make your own products from recycled material

7.2. Use your own grocery bags

8. After School Club

8.1. hang up posters around the school

8.2. website

8.3. recycling

9. Green Shopping

10. energy conservation at home

10.1. efficient lighting

10.2. insulation

10.3. windows

10.4. energy star appliances

10.4.1. Washer/dryer

10.4.2. refridgerator

10.5. geothermal heating

10.6. passive solar heating

10.7. Creating your own electricity at home

10.7.1. Solar panels

10.7.2. solar hot water heaters

10.7.3. wind mills

10.7.4. back yard hydropower

11. types of energy

11.1. renewable

11.1.1. Wind

11.1.2. Solar

11.1.3. Geothermal

11.1.4. Hydropower

11.1.5. cork/bamboo

11.2. nonrenewable

11.2.1. oil

11.2.2. coal

11.2.3. natural gas

11.2.4. nuclear

11.2.5. hardwood/rainforest

12. Target audience

12.1. who do we want to reach?

12.1.1. all grade levels?

12.1.2. specific classrooms to pilot?

12.1.3. specific districts?

12.1.4. The community?

12.1.5. Educators?

13. New node