“What’s the Alternative” – Renewable Energy

  • Location
    Dallas, Texas
  • Status
    Active
  • Age Level
    8 to 10 Years

The Problem

Climate change has significantly impacted our environment and increased weather-related issues across America. Unprecedented weather-related phenomena have wreaked havoc on cities across this nation and the world. The “What’s the Alternative” project will allow students to learn and understand the importance of renewable energy and how they can advocate for energy and climate change in their schools, communities, and neighborhoods and encourage their neighborhood/community to use more renewable energy. Students will choose from a variety of projects to advocate for more renewable energy such as wind power, solar power, and electric power. Students will advocate for a cleaner world by creating a video or google slide presentation and writing individual or class letters to the EPA and local, state, and federal representatives responsible for renewable energy. and researching renewable energy projects. Students will also create infographics that will be distributed in their respective neighborhood. Students will participate in an hands-on project (solar, wind, electric, etc). to get a first hand experience of how the different types of alternative energy positively impact the environment. The hands-on experience will become part of the video or google side presentation used to advocate for change using renewable energy. Students will invite local energy representatives and members from their community to their project wrap-up Community Advocate Forum presentation.

Our Plan

Advocate for energy and climate change in schools, communities, and neighborhoods and encourage communities to advocate and choose to use renewable energy in their everyday lived experiences. Hold renewable energy community forums.

Themes Addressed

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    Advocacy
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    Climate Change

The Benefit

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    Environment
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