Last week I visited my 10-year-old son’s class to speak to the boys about what I do and discuss ways that the boys could make green changes in their school. I started by showing the class some of the winning videos from the Green School Alliance Green Cup Challenge. The challenge takes place every February and provides an opportunity for students and teachers to conserve electricity and water as well as increase recycling. In 2010, during the month long competition, schools saved 1,254,000 kWh of electricity, reducing their energy consumption by an average of 5%. This is equivalent to taking 162 cars off the road, planting 764 trees or changing 30,559 incandescent bulbs to CFLs. These cute videos showcase their efforts.
Here some of my favorites: