Magazine article Technology and Children

Message from the TECC President: Green Technology: Energy

Magazine article Technology and Children

Message from the TECC President: Green Technology: Energy

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Opportunities for energy conservation are increasingly available in almost every application in any setting. Home, school, office, and industrial environments have all benefited from cost-saving and energy-saving innovations.

In elementary schools across the United States, children are learning the advantages of participating in energy conservation activities: that tons of air pollutants have been avoided and millions of dollars saved; that the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions will impact global warming. Children are also learning the meaning behind the Energy Star symbol. They have discovered the symbol on homes that have earned the Energy Star - the national mark of excellence in energy performance. Several K-12 schools have also earned the Energy Star. Schools across the country have joined the Energy Star community - committing to both students and environments.

If you are a teacher reading this message and have an interest in teaching children to become energy-efficient, the Department of Energy offers excellent lesson plans and downloads for use in classroom. …

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