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Journey to Forever

Journey to Forever
Journey to Forever is an overland expedition through Asia and Africa to Cape Town, South Africa. We'll be reporting on environmental conditions along the way and working with local groups on community projects, and creating new networks among the groups we work with. It's organised by Handmade Projects, a small international non-profit organisation that also runs a small organic research farm and appropriate technology development centre, and operates this website. The aim is to help people fight poverty and hunger, in this richest-ever world where there's more food than there's ever been before – more food per capita than most people could eat – and to give individuals everywhere the means to opt out of the vicious global economic system that rules our planet and is destroying it. The focus is on appropriate technology, sustainable energy, sustainable farming, family nutrition and local self-reliance. Think globally act locally

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51 Amazing Uses for Baking Soda By Melissa Breyer - I don’t mean to sound seditious here, but I have a rebellious plan to combat the ills that many corporations are perpetrating in the name of fighting grime and germs. My main gripe is about the environmental pollutants from cleaning and personal care products that we wash down our drains and into our water systems, resulting in situations like the chemical triclosan (a pesticide added to many products as an antibacterial agent) being found in dolphins. So the simple plan is to encourage everyone to use baking soda in any of these 51 applications.

Fueling the future: Evaluating the sustainability of biofuels Biofuels are one solution to reducing humans’ use of non-renewable fossil fuels and to reducing the greenhouse gases that result from their burning. In this activity, students will assess the sustainability of different biofuels. Students will be asked to evaluate how the life cycle (production, transport, and use) of each biofuel feedstock impacts the economy, the environment, and society. Finally, students will learn about bioelectricity and how converting biomass to electricity may be the more efficient way to fuel cars in the 21st century.

ESRL Global Monitoring Division - Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network Calendar | People | Publications Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center The materials below were developed by teachers and professional educators associated with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center with input from our scientists. The materials are designed to engage students in learning about science and engineering challenges associated with producing sustainable biofuels. All materials are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and designed to fit within the curriculum of standard K-16 science courses. Materials include investigations, shorter stand-alone activities and readings, as well as longer integrated units. Use the sort and search features to find materials that meet your needs. Alternatively you can browse a list of our materials sorted by NGSS Performance Expectation or browse the NGSS performance expectations for each activity.

The Homeowner's Guide to Alternative Energy Do you ever watch the sun hitting your house, or the feel the wind rushing at your windows, and wonder just how hard it would be to harness all that energy? The timing has never been better for average consumers to start using alternative energy in their own homes. The technology is better than ever, more and more contractors specialize in installing green energy generators in homes and state and federal money will often help you pay for it. The key is to find out what type of green energy is right for you. “When you look at alternative energy choices for a home, the choice has a lot to do with geography, where in the country you are,” said P.J. NG Explorer Culhane Shows Garbage-Energy Isn’t Science Fiction National Geographic Emerging Explorer working on biogas in Kenya in 2011. Photo by Charlotte Bourdillon, The Advocacy Project/Flickr When I set out to write a story about the energy possibilities of garbage, portrayed as nothing but a sci-fi gag in the movie Back to the Future Part II, I knew I had to check in with National Geographic Emerging Explorer T.H.

US Historical Climate: Excel Statistical Activity and Starting Point page by R.M. MacKay. Clark College, Physics and Meteorology. This activity has been selected for inclusion in the CLEAN collection. This activity has been extensively reviewed for inclusion in the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network's collection of educational resources.

Carbon Time Units The Carbon TIME curriculum The Carbon TIME curriculum includes six units. Four units, including—Systems and Scale, Plants, Animals, and Decomposers, examine matter and energy in flames and individual organisms. The Ecosystems and Human Energy Systems units focus on carbon and energy at ecosystem and global scales. BitLock: Turning your smart phone into your bike key by Mesh Motion Inc TechCrunch: “BitLock’s system means you can tap into the sharing economy by sharing access to your bike with others” Mashable: “Keyless entry used to unlock your front doors, car doors, and now it’s ready to unlock your bike.“ CNET: “Toss your bike key with BitLock Bluetooth lock”