Green and Clean Energy: What You Can Do

Green and Clean Energy: What You Can Do

by Sherri Mabry Gordon, Library
     
 

How you can save energy in your home, your school, and your community!

Conventional energy sources such as oil and coal are not going to last forever. And they pose a threat to our earth by polluting and causing climate change. Author Sherri Mabry Gordon explores different types of energy, such as wind and solar, explaining how they work and what their advantages

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How you can save energy in your home, your school, and your community!

Conventional energy sources such as oil and coal are not going to last forever. And they pose a threat to our earth by polluting and causing climate change. Author Sherri Mabry Gordon explores different types of energy, such as wind and solar, explaining how they work and what their advantages are. She also outlines ways that kids and families can save energy and use it more wisely.

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
Whether it is turning off entertainment devices when they are not being used, printing a report on both sides of the paper, or reusing batteries, environmentally-conscious students will pick up lots of information and advice in this text on green energy. Chapters tackled the basics of coal and oil (The Energy Buzz); global warming and the different types of power (Things are Heating Up); Energy Star, green power and saving energy in the home (Home, Green Home), the cost of gas and other types of fuel, and the future of cars (Street Smart); school programs that promote green ideas (Knowledge is Power); sustainable communities like Greensburg, Kansas (Sustainable Communities); and what the future holds (Red, White and Green! Green Power and the Future of America). Gordon works hard at incorporating stories of families and people dedicated to making a difference, such as a couple in Ohio who built a house with renewable materials that was energy efficient. Like other books from Enslow's "Green in Focus" series, the book is not meant to be read sequentially. It is not perfect—there is a misidentification about structural insulated panels—and the book veers between what kids can reasonably do and what is more appropriate for adults, especially in the home-building chapter. The best case for purchase is that teachers can gather ideas or incorporate certain chapters in lessons about environmental policy and day-to-day changes. It is part of the "Green Issues in Focus" series. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766033481
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Green Issues in Focus Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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