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  • 1. Energy
    The Effects of Global Warming on the African American Community
    By Portia Mazone, Karla Maynard and Schneider Santil
  • 2. There is only one Earth
  • 3. What is Global Warming?
    The gradual increase of the earths temperature, because of the emission of greenhouse gases. Global Warming 101
  • 4. Think Clean,
    Go “GREEN”!
  • 5. Energy and Global Warming
    Coal is the most polluting of all fossil fuels and the largest single source of global warming pollution in the world.
    One-third of all CO2 emissions comes from burning coal.
    Every year the U.S. emits over 7 billion tons of global warming pollution, with 85% coming from fossil fuels.
    The U.S. burns 25 percent of the world's oil, but we only have three percent of the world's proven oil reserves.
    Certain gasses, such as carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere create a "greenhouse effect", trapping heat and keeping the Earth warm enough to sustain life as we know it.
    Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere are now the highest in 150,000 years.
    If our greenhouse gas emissions are not brought under control, the speed of climate change over the next hundred years will be faster than anything known since before the dawn of civilization.
    With only five percent of the world population, the United States produces nearly 25 percent of annual global heat-trapping emissions. Electricity generation accounts for fully one-third of these emissions.
    Renewable electricity standards have been enacted in 28 states and the District of Columbia.
    Among the gases emitted when fossil fuels are burned, one of the most significant is carbon dioxide, a gas that traps heat in the earth’s atmosphere.
    Energy Crisis
  • 6. Energy and Global Warming in the African American Community
    Although African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, on average they emit about 20 percent less greenhouse gases than non-Hispanic whites. Yet, as we have seen, blacks are more likely to suffer the consequences of global warming than are non-Hispanic whites (Hoerner and Robinson, 2008).
    Where does it effects us the most?
    At home...our community
    Why hasn’t anything been done?
    We beileve we need to fight for issues we can see
    Why care?
    Becasue it affects us
  • 7. How Can We Change The Energy Crisis In The Black Community?
    To stop global warming we will need to live a more sustainable life
    Eat locally produced foods
    Buy a fuel-efficient cars
    Find better methods of transportation
    Improve the efficiency of home appliances
    Write our senators encouraging them to vote on sustainable laws
    Get the message out that global warming is real
  • 8. What is FAMU Doing to Promote Sustainability on Campus?
    FAMU formed the FAMU Green Coalition on Dec. 11, 2006. The mission of the FAMU Green Coalition is to partner with campus, area and governmental resources to help protect and enhance the health and well-being of the FAMU community on environmental issues.
    The FAMU Environment and Sustainability Council was founded Jan. 31, 2008, on Florida A&M’s campus by President James Ammons. His charge to the council was to promote and construct a strategic plan to create a sustainable campus. ESC works closely with the FAMU Green Coalition, Environmental Sciences Student Organization, American Colleges & University Presidents Climate Commitment, American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education, City of Tallahassee and numerous other campus organizations and colleges.
  • 9. Top 10 Energy Conservation Tips
    Turn off the lights
    No hot water drips
    Leave the doors closed
    Recycle
    Use natural light during the day
    Smell the fresh air
    Keep the window shut in heated and air-conditioned places to save energy
    Unplug it
    Change light bulbs
    Use a laptop computer instead of a desk top computer
  • 10. Energy Man
  • 11. Sources
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fVI3BRBC6o
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJAbATJCugs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxbbncHKCeU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z8edAnMpxA&feature=channel
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLSYeoRrPuc
    “An inconvenient truth” A Global Warning DVD
    Kilowatt Ours : A Plan to Re-Energize America by Jeff Barrie
    http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/technology_and_impacts/impacts/renewable-energy.html
    http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaigns/global-warming-and-energy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Eg_SEAnE-M
    Global Warming:FAMU’s Most-Important Challenge & Its Greatest Opportunity, by Dr. LaRae M. Donnellan, APR, CPRC
  • 12. Any Questions??