Green Energy

Interested in living a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Want to make changes in your home toward green energy? We’ve got green energy resources to get you started. Learn the benefits of programmable thermostats and how shade landscaping can save on energy costs. Want to know about how solar energy works? We can help there too. If it’s green energy information you want, we’ve got it!

Lesson Plan: Climate Change and Energy Conservation

Lesson Plan: Climate Change & Energy Conservation

This lesson will help students and families consider their use of energy in all parts of their daily lives and how energy consumption can contribute to a climate conundrum. From powering cars and devices, to providing the “stuff” we use throughout our day, energy consumption is a major contributor to the emissions of carbon dioxide

Lesson Plan: Water Conservation and Water Heating

Lesson Plan: Water Conservation

The amount of water you use in your household can have a big impact on the total amount of energy used by your home. Heating water for showers, baths, laundry and dishes accounts for more than 15 percent of a home’s utility expenses.

Lesson Plan: Hydropower

Lesson Plan: Hydropower

Water can be a very powerful, clean source of energy. Water has been used for centuries to carry cargo, grind grain, and you guessed it, generate electricity, otherwise known as hydropower!

Lesson Plan: Biomass

Lesson Plan: Biomass

This lesson aims to introduce students to one of our earliest forms of energy – biomass, which has been used to heat and cook for longer than most energy sources. How you ask – WOOD you care to make a guess?

Lesson Plan: Solar Energy

Lesson Plan: Solar Energy

This lesson aims to introduce students to solar energy. Energy from the sun plays a part in the use of nearly every other source of energy, from wind to biomass to yes – fossil fuels!

Lesson Plan: Energy Conservation at Home

Lesson Plan: Energy Conservation at Home

This lesson aims to introduce students to energy saving behaviors and why it is important to save or conserve energy. Energy conservation is the decision and practice of using less energy.

Lesson Plan: Energy Basics and Energy Sources

Lesson Plan: Energy Basics and Energy Sources

This lesson aims to introduce energy, helps to identify how we use energy, and begins to look closer at what renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy we use in the United States. For each suggested grade band, you’ll see some quick text for reading as well as a worksheet or link to interactive worksheets.

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22 Earth Day Activities to Help the Planet

To celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, we’re celebrating with 22 Earth Day activities that can help you make a positive impact on your environment. Across the world, people are giving back and doing their part to help the planet.

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