Notes & Numbers

Posted on: February 27th, 2014 by Eugene Cordero

 Footprint Renovations – LEDs Pros: A 10-Watt CFL produces the same amount of light (about 1100 lumens) as a 75-Watt incandescent bulb. LEDs last at least 40 times longer than incadescent light bulbs. Save you money in the long run because of reduced energy bills. Does not contain toxics such as mercury or sodium (RoHS compliant).…

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San José Considers Leaf Blower Ban

Posted on: February 24th, 2014 by Eugene Cordero No Comments

Noisy, environmentally unfriendly, bad for your health… The Green Ninja has found a lot to dislike about gas powered leaf blowers–and he’s not alone. San Jose City Councilmember Ash Kalra is currently working to put a ban on them throughout the city. In his memo, Kalra points out many reasons why gas powered leaf blowers…

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The Baiting Game

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Eugene Cordero

Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO:  Making better choices in what fish we eat Discussion Questions Frame: What types of seafood do you and your family eat now? Do you know where that seafood comes from? Why would that matter? Do you know that some seafood is “sustainable” and some is not?…

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The Baiting Game

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Eugene Cordero

In this episode, a woman named Sheila is trying to buy some fish for dinner. Unfortunately, she runs into trouble when the ones she’s looking at turn out to be not quite as advertised. Fish caught in environmentally unfriendly ways The first fish insists he was caught in an environmentally friendly way, but his missing…

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Thinking About Starting a Garden

Posted on: February 12th, 2014 by Anne Marie Todd No Comments

Thinking about starting a garden? Here are some good first steps. As a person who has always been passionate for eating fresh veggies, I put myself through a learning process when I decided I wanted to start growing edible plants. The first and most important thing you need is passion and enthusiasm, especially if you…

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Styrofoam Man

Posted on: February 6th, 2014 by Huong Cheng

Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO:  Styrofoam, Its Uses, Its Impact on the Environment, and What To Do About It DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Frame: 1. What is Styrofoam? Be as specific as possible. 2. What are the uses of Styrofoam? Be as specific as possible. 3. Why have cities such as San Francisco ban Styrofoam…

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Climate Change Threatens Movie Icon

Posted on: February 2nd, 2014 by Anne Marie Todd No Comments

Everybody loves Nemo, the animated clownfish who was the star of one of the most popular children’s movies in film history.  Now, climate change is threatening to destroy the world’s coral reefs and the sea anemones that provide habitat to clownfish and at least 27 other species of fish. Sea anemones look like plants but…

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Incredible Edible Everything

Posted on: February 2nd, 2014 by Huong Cheng

Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO:  Growing food in your own backyard and or front yard. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Frame: 1. What is the environmental impact of having a lawn? Be as specific as possible. 2. What is the environmental impact of growing fruits and vegetables in your own front and or back yard? Be…

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