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Climate Change Schools Project

Two-hundred and fifty climate change aware young people have authored a book entitled Climate Change Schools Project, following a recent logo competition to design a positive message about climate change. The book contains a series of beautiful illustrations and inspirational text from young people aged between 7 and 14 years. The book also includes a spirited forward by Bill Bryson, international author and Chancellor of Durham University. Click here for more information.

 American LeMans Series’ Green Challenge

In addition to rewarding teams on the basis of finishing positions, cars also will be evaluated on performance, fuel efficiency and environmental impact under a formula that encompasses more than 30 categories. The event’s trophy goes to the fastest car that goes farthest while minimizing energy use, petroleum and greenhouse gas emissions. Click here for information about the formula, glossary of terms, race results, innovations developed and public reaction.

 

Progressive X Prize’s FuelOurFutureNow.Com

The Progressive Automotive X PRIZE Education Program, will engage students and the public in learning about advanced vehicle technologies, energy efficiency, climate change, alternative fuels, and the science, technology, engineering, and math behind efficient vehicle development.

A key goal of this national program will be to inspire youth to learn more about and pursue careers in advanced vehicle development, and to generate excitement about the energy-efficient vehicle options of the near-future. The Education Program on this site provides a multi-tiered approach to engage students and showcase the 21st century skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to succeed in work and life, including creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration. Click Here to access sections for parents, teachers and elementary, middle school and high school students.

 Center for Workshops in Chemical Sciences Green Chemistry in Education Workshop

The Green Chemistry in Education Workshop is for educators in the chemical sciences interested in incorporating green or sustainable chemistry concepts into the organic chemistry curriculum and laboratory. This five-day workshop held on the University of Oregon campus will be a combination of lectures, discussion, and hands-on time in the laboratory.  Leaders in the field will address the need for green chemistry in the undergraduate curriculum and provide strategies for designing, adapting and incorporating new green experiments into existing organic chemistry curricula.

The primary goal for this workshop is establishing a network of chemical educators who are promoting green chemistry and increasing the number of educators who incorporate green chemistry experiments and concepts into their teaching.

During the lecture sessions, a panel of speakers will introduce green chemistry, discuss the adoption of green organic experiments and lecture materials, address the challenges and opportunities in green chemistry education, and provide advice on developing new green chemistry materials.  Ample time will be made available for participants to discuss their own plans for adopting green chemistry with the lecturers and fellow participants.  Click here to find out more.