Blueggs Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2019
Young protesters in NYC (9/20/19)
Young protesters in Washington D.C. (9/20/19)
The United Nations Climate Action Summit (9/23/19)
[September 24, 2019]
Yesterday, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, gave a powerful speech during the United Nations Climate Action Summit, warning that world leaders are not doing their jobs when it comes to the climate crisis.
Last Friday, millions of young people around the world skipped school and participated in protests to ask for immediate action on climate change. They demanded an end to the age of fossil fuels (natural gas, petroleum, and coal).
Leaders from more than 100 nations gathered at the Summit in NYC on September 23 for stricter standards to slow the effects of climate change. Countries including the U.S. and Japan were not invited to speak at the Summit because these countries have continued to invest in fossil fuels. The U.S. depends 80% on fossil fuels for their energy sources.
Water used at the Summit (9/23/19)
Photos Credit: A friend of Blueggs who attended the Summit
[RELATED MATH WORKSHEETS]
The Town of Newburgh built stormwater projects and the Newburgh Storm Water Department is planning to raise monthly sewer rates by three dollars per household to help fund the projects. The final decision will be made by the Town Council on October 9th.
Stormwater is rain (or melting snow) that flows over the ground. Storm runoff is one of the major sources of water pollution in our country. A significant portion of rainfall is usually absorbed into the ground in forested watersheds, however, in urban and developed areas, stormwater runs over pavement and parking lot, picking up pollutants, including oil, pesticides, fertilizer, pet waste, and litter. This polluted runoff can flow into a nearby river or stream, or overwhelm local infrastructure to cause sewage overflows.
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Blueeggs Environmental Education Ltd. is a non-profit a 501(c)(3) organization based in Evansville, Indiana.
It is our mission is to increase children’s knowledge on environmental issues
while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills in Southwest Indiana.