Blueggs Newsletter March 2019
“I love the idea of incorporating environmental awareness into mathematics. The fact that the two are so masterfully intertwined in Think Environment in Math reinforces the idea that math, science, and everyday life are to be experienced as a whole. Both subjects become immediately relevant to students, which is more important than ever on today's planet.”
Eric Ridenour, Teacher (G1-3), Montessori Academy of Evansville
[ANSWER] WIND POWER
The Evansville City Council has adopted a resolution to use 100% renewable energy for city government operations by 2050 on Monday, March 11, 2019. Through the resolution, the City attempts to reduce the city's carbon footprint and increase residents' overall health and wellbeing (Courier & Press, March 11, 2019) .
Currently, about 3/4 of electricity is generated from burning coal, while 20% comes from natural gas in Evansville. Renewable energy makes up about 6%*. When a 50MW solar facility in Spencer County starts its operation next year, the share of renewable energy increases to 10%.
Indiana as a whole also generates about 6% of electricity from renewable energy, depending largely on wind power as shown in the bar graph below. Indiana generated 11th largest wind power in the United States by the end of 2018. Most of the wind farms in Indiana are found in the northern region.
[RELATED MATH WORKSHEETS]
OUR WIND POWER
ONLY THE TOP!!
Warrick County recycles cardboard but recycling pizza boxes is a little tricky. Food is one of the worst contaminants in the paper/cardboard recycling process, and grease from pizza boxes causes huge problems. So the best way to recycle pizza boxes here is to tear/cut in half and recycle ONLY the top of the box. On average, 97% of the trash discarded from residents in Evansville ends up in landfills. LET'S RECYCLE MORE!
UPDATES: Warrick County Recycling & Resource Management District prepared 16 recycling bins for the School Supply Recycling Challenge! Thank you Warrick County Recycling & Resource Management District for your support!
Blueggs Environmental Education is hosting the first annual "Warrick County School Supply Recycling Challenge" at John H. Castle Elementary School and Chandler Elementary School between May 16 and 22, 2019. In the challenge, school children will be encouraged to donate/recycle their used school supplies. In partnership with the Gold Is Good Foundation, the collected school supplies will be cleaned and sorted by our volunteers and used to help children in need in Warrick County. We also donate some school supplies to Develop Africa, a non-profit organization based in Tennessee, to help children in Africa.
HOW TO SUPPORT OUR PROGRAM AND PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN TO BECOME AGENTS OF POSITIVE CHANGES IN OUR COMMUNITY
We are now looking for strong local leaders who are willing to support our educational, charitable, recycling efforts in Warrick County. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please visit our website [https://blueggsee.com/schoolsupplyrecycling/].
*We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit-charitable organization, and taxpayers can deduct from their own taxable income donations to 501(c)(3) corporations.
You can make contribution online from here as well.
Mr. Paul Medcalf
Mr. Keietsu Nishimura
Thank you for supporting our community challenges to educate our children about the importance of helping others and protecting the environment.
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Think Environment in Math 2019
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.