Challenging your school to curb energy use and take advantage of
alternative energy sources is the number one way you can help save
our precious environment and set an example for your students.
Brandeis University, the average American consumes 6 times more
energy than the world average, and 85% of this energy comes from
fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas, all of which
contribute to pollution and global warming through carbon dioxide
emissions. What if your school could reduce or eliminate its use of
fossil fuels for energy? What if you and your students could
take pride in being part of the solution?
The Center for Environmental Education is researching ways you can reduce
energy use in your school and consider alternative energy sources,
technologies. We are also investigating the facts behind other
energy sources that may not be as clean as proponents claim they
are, such as new
technologies that use carbon dioxide sequestration and
In the meantime, to upgrade your knowledge of energy use in general,
please visit the U.S.
Department of Energy and for information on climate change visit
the EPA’s website.
For more on how electricity use affects the environment, check out
this link from the
If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, check out this list
of web resources
supplied by the Northeast
Sustainable Energy Association.
Do you want to take action right now?
Reduce consumption and consider alternative options that might be
available to you, such as purchasing greener energy directly from
your current supplier. Visit the
Find out how clean the energy is that’s currently used in your
school by using the
Bring Energy into the classroom through the
Energy Kid’s Page full of classroom activities, fun games, and
curriculum to educate students about energy facts and energy