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The Center for Environmental Film Making at American University recently announced the winner of its annual Eco-Comedy Video Competion. The center, headed by distignished film producer in residence Chris Palmer, annouced Alexander Lucas as the winner with his video "Clean Coal" by the Bituminous Marketing Company. The annual contest is open to anyone who prepares a short, funny video for YouTube, which communicates a clear message about clean energy and/or green jobs.
Does what you eat really have impact on our planet? Could mealtime choices actually help promote clean drinking water? What’s On Your Fork? is a new free downloadable Action Guide and collection of supplementary educational tools from EarthEcho International designed to help educators and students explore the environmental and community impact of daily food choices. This new resource is part of EarthEcho’s Water Planet Challenge, a web-based interactive program exploring a myriad of topics that engage and empower middle and high school-aged youth to design, create and implement service-learning projects in their communities.
At Carbondale Middle School in Carbondale, Colorado, students worked with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR staff to plan their Empowered program to eliminate energy waste. What did they learn about and keep track of? Plugload: Are electronic devices plugged in only when in use? Building Shell: Where at school does energy escape from doors, windows, and the exhaust fans? Lights: Are they on when you need them and off when you don’t? The Kitchen: How can kitchen staff partner to reduce energy use? HVAC: Is the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning used as well as possible? Data: Is there an easy way at school to regularly review data and assess the changes being made? Watch videos of these teens explaining their step-by-step approach. What impact did these students have when they applied their …