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February 16, 2010
shilpi.misra - Utilizing New Forms of Technology to Create Awareness
I want to develop a blog and calendar with consistently updated information for teens and young adults to get involved. This tool should be accessible and be user-friendly, but also geared toward using more effective forms of technology.
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February 17, 2010
Grant - High efficiency buses
If the St. Louis school district switched all of its buses to new, fuel efficient hybrids, it would help the environment by cutting down on emissions and pollution, as well as saving the district money. It would cost a lot at first, but over time the buses would pay for themselves.
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February 17, 2010
JennyM - Carpool
like Monday your family drives, Tuesday someone else, Wednesday etc. and so on
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February 18, 2010
Corrina Serda - Simply Recycled Birdhouses
Cutting up an old huge plastic bottle, then stringing it up and filling it with birdseed. Pretty simple, but an effective use of something a lot of people throw out.
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March 29, 2010
kalebt1997 - Climate Grant
Each school could apply for a grant to help the climate.
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March 31, 2010
RachelGreiner - Green Shirts
So say that there is going to be some sort of cool petition day or something, like earth day. To show that somethings up, we could all wear our "green shirts" (or whatever they would be called.) to advertise our actions to other people and then we would get the word out and at the same time build some sort of commerade-ship because it always feels good to know that you are part of a group that's doing something cool. Maybe the proceedes from the shirts could go to some good organization as well.
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April 2, 2010
WhiteDove012 - Less Meat Less Heat
Become a vegetarian! Or vegan! Or at least reduce your meat consumption. The meat industry is a major polluter of not only our atmosphere but also our rivers, and bodies.
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April 3, 2010
Jayla Johnson - Carbon Footprint Grants
In my area, the local government should create a carbon footprint rating level and keep track of everyone\'s carbon footprint. Anyone\'s carbon footprint that is in the \'great\' range is eligible for prizes. Prizes would include money, free green-vacations, free food and coupons. Also, people who purchase, own or use green technology and power (examples include biodiesel cars, a home that uses 100% renewable energy, a person who owns or buys from a renewable energy company, etc) are eligible for awards.
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April 10, 2010
shilpi.misra - Saving the world one post at a time.
Bringing people up to date on current events and unique ideas that people are not usually subjected to each day. http://www.theclimatecommunity.com/ There will be an author page set up. This is a complete archive of every article, I and the other outstanding writers have posted. Check it out!
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April 20, 2010
dude8888x - clean up
when you are taking a walk bring a couple of plastic bags and some gloves and pick up any trash you see. you\'ll notice that there is so much trash!just picking up the trash you can see will help the environment and the scenery!
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April 21, 2010
cierra123 - earth day!
since tommortrow is earth day we all need to do 5 good things for the earth! recycle cans and bottles,paper,pick up any trash, or anything that will help the earth
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April 21, 2010
jbartels23 - Urban Farming Kit
Urban farming is a simple way to cut down on our food carbon relationship.Growing produce close to homes reduces the distance your food travels. I am proposing an Urban Farming Kit consisting of the seeds and instructions to start your own. All you would need is a small plot of land and the kit would provide instructions for managing your plants.
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April 22, 2010
Midnight Banshee - Start simple
No CO2 cartridges for paint ball guns, or any other toy. No use of CO2 for special effects "smoke" or sports events. No use in wrestling events, etc.
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April 25, 2010
Ashley - Service-Learning for the Environment
The service-learning would be a part of the curriculum and maybe it could involve a field trip to a local creek, where students could run tests on the water and see how polluted it is. They could then help stop the problem by performing community service to clean up the water.
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April 30, 2010
Stephanie - education + teens=change
By providing at least once a year presentations on global warming, deforestation and oil and technology dependency, students can learn about the little steps that can help erradicate global contamination and making the whole world a healthier place to live in. We must stimulate with these presentations that recycling, cleaning beaches, turning off the light switch when we leave a room and closing the water faucet when we're not using the water is a little action that can make a huge difference. Most of society- at least most of the Puerto Rican society- lives in a complete blur and ignorance. We destroy our planet everyday unconsciously and that is the root of the problem; lack of education. Therefore I propose the creation of a presentation and a group of leaders should give a thorough presentation on the implications of our actions to teens around their respective states and step by step, one person at a time, aid our planet and alert the youth. We have the power of communication and technology, the strongest tools to help inspire and motivate others to MAKE A CHANGE.
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May 2, 2010
Khushali - Worldwide Traffic
A large problem in many developing countries is traffic. One example is India. There is bumper to bumper traffic and therefore, it takes hours to travel only a few miles. If there were more types of public transportation available that did not require the use of roads, less cars would be on the streets. Therefore, less gasoline would be burned everyday which directly correlates to less air pollution.
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May 4, 2010
Ravyn Wehrmann - Petition for electric trolleys
Most cities and towns use busses and taxis. It's disgusting whenever I walk through town and I see buses and all the exhaust they put out. There should be electronic trolley systems to cut back on gas consumption. Or, we could take it a step farther and install solar pannels on the trolleys, to cut back on electriticy consumption.
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May 5, 2010
RachelGreiner - competion
Such as who can recycle the most in pounds, who can raise enough money for solarpanels first, etc.
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May 6, 2010
Khushali - Green Gardens
If there is any open space in one's town, this can be converted into a fruit and vegetable garden. Recycled materials (scrap pieces of wood) can be used to create the raised beds. If there are enough funds, a drip irrigation system can be installed which would reduce the amount of water wasted. Also, composters should be set up to make sure the soil is healthy. The organic waste of the residents can be deposited into this and therefore, reducing the amount of waste for the town as a whole. To maintain the garden, volunteers would be needed. This would allow residents to learn about environment and how to save it from further damage. The actual produce that would be gained from this garden could help increase the consumption of organic foods. These fruits and vegetables can also be given to the local food pantry.
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May 9, 2010
borum93 - Simple and Easy
I know most of us use plastic bag to pick up our dogs' waste, but why not use old newpaper? It might sound inconvinient, but actually it it very handy. Just fold up couple of old newspapers before we go out to walk our dog, and use the newspaper just like a glove! Yea people might stare at you but who cares? I tell them, I love my earth!
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May 19, 2010
abloostein - Why use so much electricity?
Electric companies must meet demands of electricity produced; in order to do so,they need to produced the maximum amount of electricity that could possibly needed at one time. To make electric companies produce less electricity, there needs to be a significant decline in electrical usage. So, I propose that starting one town at a time businesses and schools make sure to turn off all lights that aren\'t being used and all computers that aren\'t being used. In addition, they should switch all lights to fluorescent light bulbs.
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May 22, 2010
unclesaamm - Going Micro
Economic policies to reduce carbon footprints would only be feasible upon social acceptance of carbon responsibility. This is a first step in that direction of recognizing the intimate social factors at work in encouraging reduced energy consumption. Communities would be allocated a certain number of certificates, which households could buy and then trade with one another. The difference between this and a traditional cap & trade system is that it 1.) encourages communities to work together to reduce net energy expenditure, 2.) directly promotes masses to use energy efficient technologies, and 3.) can be adjusted to the specific financial circumstances of each community so as to be effective yet not burdensome.
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May 22, 2010
Khushali - New Advances?
It is necessary to have a catalog of each advancement made in the field of green technology. There should be a page on either the climate project or the inconvenient youth website. The purpose of the page would be similar to the inconvenient youth website but it would revolve around green technology. This catalog would allow readers to learn about various different ways they can change their actions. This would also allow the readers to inform others about what changes they can make in places like their homes.
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May 26, 2010
Hatake - Education
Al Gore mentioned that ending climate crisis can only be achieved through a global effort. Small things done by every individual can add up, but people need to be educated in order for such cooperative effort to take place. I plan to start a local organization with my teacher and other biology students to promote awareness in the workings of climate change and its consequences through a series of presentations, guest speakers, experiments, and beneficial activity.
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May 27, 2010
oakley_green - Start your Own Gardens
With government aid, officials can distribute free supplies to families world-wide to commence their own gardens. The package may include items such as 20 pouches of vegetable and flower seeds, 100 lbs of soil, etc. However, depending on family income, wealthy peoples should at least give some money to aid funding. Interested people can register online for their packages.
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May 27, 2010
mlozano14 - Lawn Improvement
In my area, commercials are broadcast as to when to properly water lawns, but they are sometimes ignored (I've seen some water the road with the sun directly overhead). Also, in certain areas, it is difficult to grow a lawn because of poor soil or prevalent weeds, etc. We could start small and fund the development of hardy, low-maintenance, less-water-requiring grass or even another type of plant that would reduce water waste. Even a cheap (but aesthetically pleasing) synthetic plant would work.
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May 27, 2010
mlozano14 - Encourage Schools Rely Less on Paper
We know we need to reduce dependence on oil, but we could also reduce our reliance on (and the accompanying waste of) paper by funding and encouraging schools to transition from printed material to such items as eBooks and online forums. This way, we have a solution that reflects our technological environment. Information is easily accessible as well as safe and efficient.
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May 28, 2010
kma2112 - Solar cookers
In Africa, some people don't have money for fuel (in the poorer rural areas) and nearby wooded areas are often cut down to build fires for cooking, which further produces CO2 emissions. Solar cookers would reduce wood combustion and would be simple to use.
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May 31, 2010
alyssa - Carbon Foot Prints
i read in the paper once of how the news brodcasted to the city the electricity watts being used at that moment. then the whole city was told to turn off lights and computers and everything they could, so that the city could watch live how much electricity was saved. i think its a great idea to show the ppl how much the whole city used, and what they can save, it shows where the city ranks. im trying to set it up in my city somehow! does the idea sound good or is it not really worth it? comment please!
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July 3, 2010
treehugger - Trees
Each schools classes will be asigned with a tree and should be planted in their school.
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July 13, 2010
SadieD - Reusing that Old Place!
I would like to open the old Gm plant that closed here a year ago, and create a solar power plant making factory. I want to provide Dayton with jobs and open the Mid-West to other energy resources.
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