Thursday, April 17, 2014

Start Something!


Recently my school has started a "Green Team." It is a group of kids who sign up and do cool fundraisers like selling trees for people to plant and other helpful things such as having people get the recycling bins and "Recycling police." It is a very fun and helpful group and if you don't have something like this in your school, office or community you should organize a group of people to help start one.
 http://fortyfort.org/departments/public_works/recycling/calendar/Recycle_Logo_copy.gif
                           Image source: http://fortyfort.org/departments/public_works/recycling/calendar/Recycle_Logo_copy.gif

-Liam

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Methane Collector

Hey guys! Whats up? Dylan here. So, looks like I'm going to be posting a lot more so look out for that. So I wanted to highlight an idea that my friend had about going more green. Did you know that methane is a big part of greenhouse gases and is causing a lot of heat? Well, my friend Gray, thought about a methane collector. A way to suck the methane OUT of the atmosphere. Kind of like a...a...clean up crew kind of thing. And the best part about it, is that we can expand on it. How about a carbon dioxide cleaner? Or a nitrous oxide cleaner? I'm telling you, people it's these ideas that can save the Earth from Global Warming. By the way, you're not gong to believe what happened at school?! It was announced that the whole 7th grade was going to have a project dedicated to just...solutions for Global Warming!! Each of us are going to have a solution, create a model, and write a paper about it. It's these kind of projects that can solve Global Warming forever. So yeah, I think I'm going to highlight some of classmates ideas and we'll go from there. People, its been real, this is Dylan, signing off.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Green 13th birthday

This past Saturday, I celebrated my 13th birthday.  In honor of this great blog and my turning 13, I found this page of the top 13 green stories of 2013. It's a little bit old but enjoy! -Liam 
 Here is the link:
 http://grist.org/climate-energy/the-top-13-green-stories-of-2013-the-good-the-bad-and-the-muddled/

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sustainable Cargo Ships

Hey guys! What's up? Look, I know I haven't posted in a while but that's ok. I've been caught up in a ton of stuff. Anyway, cargo ships. One single cargo ship consumes as much fuel in one year as 50 million cars. Yeah, that's right. 50 million. And that right there, is A LOT of carbon dioxide emissions. So what if we could take cargo ships, and make them completely sustainable. How? Well, early explorers could navigate the world by sail, so why can't we? These are big ideas, people, so what if? You have to keep asking that question? What if? With that question we can solve Global Warming, once and for all. That's all I have for today, so yeah, it's been real. This is Dylan, signing off.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Aspen Ski Resort

I just visited the Aspen skiing website and I saw a cool thing that they are doing to go green.

Through its Save Snow campaign, the Aspen Skiing Co. has been bringing global awareness to climate change and its threat to snowfall in alpine regions.

It has achieved ISO-certification as a "green" company, the first of only two ski resorts in the country to achieve this recognition. It also made the first wind power purchase in the U.S. ski industry (and still spends $25,000 annually on this direct wind power). It became the first large ski resort to buy renewable wind power credits.

Go Aspen!  - Liam

Source: http://www.aspenchamber.org/aspen-community/zgreen/aspen-skiing-company/

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!!!


Doesn't the Chickering School Cool Globe look beautiful covered in snow?  Here's to a wonderful COOLER 2014!  - Liam

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Reebok Cool Globe Returns to Reebok Headquarters!




Doesn't it look great?  
Let's give thanks for our beautiful planet on Thanksgiving! - Liam