BAESI Workshop Oct 11/25

Posted on: October 11th, 2014 by Eugene Cordero

• Survey (link) • Teacher Packet (PDF:Word) • Energy Tracker:  (link) • Climate Science/Energy Connections: PDF • Activity: Which lightbulb should I buy? (PDF:Word) • Activity: Using a kill-a-watt power meter to calculate energy (PDF:Word) • Energy Tracker Demo     Tracker     Teacher Resources

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1 Million Views!

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by Eugene Cordero

Time to celebrate!  We are proud to announce that our YouTube channel has hit 1 million views! Thank you so much to all our wonderful viewers who made this possible.  We plan to keep creating great content.  In October of 2013, we released 16 episodes from Season 1 of the Green Ninja Show – you…

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Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by Eugene Cordero No Comments

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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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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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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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San José bans polystyrene food ware!

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by Anne Marie Todd No Comments

The Green Ninja team is  very proud of the City of San José because it has decided to phase out polystyrene food containers. The plastics industry, however, is probably very concerned about this decision, because San Jose is one of the largest cities in the United States, and if a city as large as San Jose…

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Polar vortex and climate change

Posted on: January 7th, 2014 by Eugene Cordero No Comments

Have you heard the recent buzz about the Polar Vortex?   Although for many this is a new term, atmospheric scientist are very familiar with the regular forming winds in the upper atmosphere during winter.  For an excellent   review of the polar vortex, check our the excellent summary here by Professor Alison Bridger’s from…

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The weird weather we are having!

Posted on: January 7th, 2014 by Eugene Cordero No Comments

If you live in anywhere in the US, you may have noticed the weather recently.  If you are in California, it’s been bone dry.  If you are in the midwest or east coast, you’ve had it all…rain, snow and then super cold! What is going on with the weather??     Well if you really…

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The Life of a Recycled Can

Posted on: January 1st, 2014 by Anne Marie Todd No Comments

Canned food items are always around us. We eat canned food from time to time because it’s convenient and doesn’t cost very much. Soups, veggies, fruits, broths, you name it—it probably exists in a can somewhere. It’s good to have canned goods available to us for emergencies or when we don’t feel like whipping up…

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