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Going green

  1. 1. Alternative Energy & What You Can Do at Home Going Green
  2. 2. Let’s Review: Currently, where does most of our energy come from?  Non-renewable sources  Burning of fossil fuels  Coal  Oil  Natural Gas
  3. 3. Fossil Fuels and Pollution  Example  Gasoline is produced from oil  Burning gas produces toxic gases and greenhouse gases
  4. 4. Alternative Energy – Renewable  Solar Energy- converting energy from the sun into energy
  5. 5. Alternative Energy- Renewable  Wind Energy- using the wind to generate power
  6. 6. Alternative Energy- Renewable  Hydroelectric Energy- using water to generate power
  7. 7. Alternative Energy- Renewable  Geothermal Energy- using the heat (thermal) energy from the Earth to general power
  8. 8. Simple tips that everyone can use everyday! What Can You Do to Conserve Energy?
  9. 9. What Can You Do to Conserve  Saving electricity inside the home:  Energy efficient light bulbs  Not in the room- Lights off  Cold water for laundry when possible  Line dry clothes if possible  Insulate water heater in winter  Digital Thermostat  Energy efficient appliances  Look for the Energy Star
  10. 10. What Can You Do to Conserve  Saving water inside the home:  Check for leaks  Shorter showers  Water off when brushing teeth  Run a full dishwasher  Wash full loads of laundry  Filled water bottle in toilet tank
  11. 11. What Can You Do to Conserve  Saving energy outside of the home  Composting  Garden/Buy local  Carpooling and combining car trips  Reuse scrap paper/ both sides of paper  No more plastic bags or water bottles
  12. 12. Recycling  Recyclable Materials  Paper  Glass  Plastic  Metals  Cardboard  Do NOT Throw in Trash  Electronics  Batteries  Paint  Chemicals  Energy efficient bulbs
  13. 13. Let’s Discuss….. Can you think of any other tips for Saving Energy & Going Green?

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