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Does anyone have a clue as to why our planet is warming?

  • May 19, 2020 12:56 PM
    Message # 8979708
    Newenka DuMont (Administrator)

    Power Innovators, LOGYC Homeschool Coop, Skokie

    Last modified: May 19, 2020 12:56 PM | Newenka DuMont (Administrator)
  • May 29, 2020 3:32 PM
    Reply # 9001667 on 8979708
    Cathi White, 350 Chicago and Go Green Skokie

    Power Innovators:

    What a creative structure for presenting all the research and thinking you've done! I happen to live in Skokie, so I'm particularly interested in what you have to offer in terms of "think globally, act locally." That's an awesome list of Social Innovation ideas, both written and in the four videos.

    Your work raised so many new questions to investigate!

    •power requirements of large planes; how to provide enough and reliably?•smart grid; getting renewables into the power supply
    •drag created by a wind turbine on a car
    •the mechanism of the cleaning boat idea; has anyone invented one yet? website and app: plasticpatrol.co.uk
    •mass transportation, especially where the population is low
    •upkeep for tree seedlings (especially watering)
    •native plants as carbon sinks and natural drainage (with or instead of trees)
    •Are your planned trees all native to Illinois? That's important to maintaining a habitat for local flora and fauna.
    •Why is American Sweetgum better?
    •Zero Waste cycle: http://zwia.org/zero-waste-business-principles/

    How can Go Green Skokie and Evanston's Tree Keepers group help with your tree planting campaign?
    •https://www.facebook.com/GO-GREEN-Skokie-128246927788376/
    •https://www.openlands.org/trees/treekeepers/
    •https://www.facebook.com/EvanstonTrees/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBrxh7owAYncAhPyjYP0N8npBa0AmLWi3vtTIjAXKJd5INppd98vXbJS70HEhYiJBBCr-jiMu9cbtY8

    May I forward your slide presentation to the Go Green Skokie group?

  • May 29, 2020 4:04 PM
    Reply # 9001737 on 8979708
    Melissa Brice, 350 Chicago

    Hello Team!!

    WOW, WOW, WOW!!!  Your presentation blew me away.  Your creativity, research, knowledge, and passion blew me away.  This presentation gives me hope!!  

    Your breadth of topics was impressive.  I am so happy to hear you all will be planting trees!  

    All of your ideas reminded me of the website and book Drawdown.   I encourage you to take a look at this massive project website! 

    Maybe a next course of action would be for you all to turn your clue game into an interactive website that can be shared widely.   Maybe people can post about their solutions, innovations, and ideas.  Then you could also keep track of any ideas that were implemented and how it went and many estimate how much it helped the planet!

    Ocean cleaning boat project maybe you all can get involved in!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqV8jOG49B8

    https://www.oceansaviour.org/

    Some cool technologies you all might find interesting in transportation!

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/fuel-seawater-whats-catch-180953623/

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/seawater-to-fuel-navy-vessels-_n_5113822

    Excellent work!

    Thank you,

    Melissa Brice

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