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  • Katie Output Green Jobs Training Technology in the Classroom Integrated Curriculum Connection to Real World Community Partnership Student Leadership & Mentoring Sustainable Business Ethic – Triple Bottom Line
  • Katie Show Redmond High video here (approx. 4 mins.) MAKE SURE VIDEO IS SYNC’D!
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  • Katie Output Green Jobs Training Technology in the Classroom Integrated Curriculum Connection to Real World Community Partnership Student Leadership & Mentoring Sustainable Business Ethic – Triple Bottom Line
  • Katie Output Green Jobs Training Technology in the Classroom Integrated Curriculum Connection to Real World Community Partnership Student Leadership & Mentoring Sustainable Business Ethic – Triple Bottom Line
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  • Katie The Cool School Challenge received EPA’s 2009 national Clean Air Excellence Award for its ‘impact, innovation and replicability’ chosen from 125 applicants. Also - awarded the 2008 President’s Environmental Youth Award in the Rose Garden in DC, following which Redmond High School students met with Senators Cantwell and Murray. Mike Town, the Redmond high school teacher who originated Cool School Challenge, is awarded the 2009 Teacher of the Year by North American Association of Environmental Education.
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  • Cool School Challenge Protecting the Planet One School at a Time Program Overview May 15th, 2010 Wild Horse Wind Farm, WA
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    • The Cool School Challenge is an educational program intended to engage students and teachers in practical strategies to reduce carbon dioxide ( CO 2 ) and other greenhouse gas emissions schoolwide.
    What is the Cool School Challenge?
    • Reduce carbon dioxide emissions in and around schools.
    • Encourage student leadership and empowerment.
    • Foster a community of teachers/students working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Educate young people, and by proxy their families.
    Goals of the Challenge
    • Get started.
    • Conduct an audit.
    • Create an action plan.
    • Take the pledge.
    • Monitor & evaluate.
    • Share your results.
    How It Works
  • Tools
    • Teacher Workshops
    • Website
    • Toolkit (7 th – 12 th )
    • Toolkit (3 rd – 6 th )
    • Carbon Calculator
    • Classroom Activities
    • History
      • 400+ WA teachers trained
      • Interesting locations
        • Wind farm, wastewater treatment plant, UWCUH, Baker Lake Lodge PDZA, etc.
    • Format
      • FREE, 6 hours, WSTA Clock Hours
      • LEARN  TEACH  ACT
        • LEARN – Local expertise going deep
        • TEACH - Facing the Future, etc.
        • ACT - EALR 3 - Application
    • Themes
      • Climate Change & … Waste, Water, Plants, Health, Renewable Energy, Polar Bears, etc.
    Teacher Workshops
    • “ One of the most worthwhile and informative workshops that I have attended. Excellent in every way.”

    • “ The speakers were passionate and very informative. And the presentations were very high quality!”
    Teacher Workshops
  • Demonstration
  • Testimony
    • Participants fill out an electronic form at www.coolschoolchallenge.org
    • Results get shared
    • on website for all
    • to see!
    Share the Results
    • A set of labs and activities for grades 7-12 to support the Cool School Challenge. Available at coolschoolchallenge.org .
    Classroom Activities
    • Lessons:
    • Home Energy Audit
    • Green Up Your Power!
    • Waste Watchers
    • Car Economics Activity
    • Class Transportation
    • Survey
  • Results to Date
    • Total CO 2 Savings – 1,791,980 lbs.
    • Electricity $$$ Savings - RHS saved $22,500 in first three years.
    • Teachers Trained – 400+ in WA and 40 in IL.
    • Pledges Received - 115 schools in WA, CO, FL, NY, IL and CA, and Dubai.
  • World
  • U.S.
  • Washington State
  • Puget Sound
    • 2008 President’s
    • Environmental
    • Youth Award
    Awards EPA’s 2009 National Clean Air Excellence Award
  • Social Media
    • facebook.com/coolschoolchallenge
    • twitter.com/cool_school
    • youtube.com/coolschoolchallenge
    • skype.com/coolschoolchallenge
  • Complimentary Programs
    • Seattle Shared Savings Plan
    • Washington Green Schools
    • NWF’s Eco-Schools
    • Solar4Schools
    • Powerful Choices
    • No Idling Campaign
    • Facing The Future
    • Imagine Tomorrow
    • skype: coolschoolchallenge
    • send: info@coolschoolchallenge.org
    • surf: www.coolschoolchallenge.org
    Thank You!