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The GO GREEN Initiative is a Cooperative Partnership Between Sustainable Sandhills and Cumberland County Schools 

GGI Newsletter: October 2016


1.  ATTENTION:

DOUG BYRD AND TERRY SANFORD DISTRICT SCHOOLS  
ARE UP FOR RE-CERTIFICATION THIS SEMESTER.  STEP ONE: CHECK OUT THE
VIDEO

2.  ATTENTION:

THE CLIMATE TALKS AND ARE COMING!

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS WHO TEACH GEOGRAPHY, AND SOCIAL STUDIES; WORLD CULTURES, AND LANGUAGES; ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, AND BIOLOGY.  EACH SCHOOL PLAYS ONE OF A VARIETY OF ROLES DEPENDING ON THE LOTTERY ONCE REGISTERED.  ROLES INCLUDE VARIOUS REGIONS OF COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, MAJOR PLAYER COUNTRIES, LOBBYISTS GROUPS, ADVOCACY GROUPS.

ALL ARE GATHERING TO NEGOTIATE THEIR PROPOSALS TO DECREASE CO2 LEVELS BY TARGET YEARS.  
NEGOTIATIONS WILL BEGIN DURING THE SUSTAINABLE SANDHILLS CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT MARCH 11, 2017; AT FTCC.  

CONTACT THE GREEN SCHOOLS OFFICE TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE YOUR ASSIGNMENT as well as other important information.
glorialengel@ccs.k12.nc.us OR 910.261.1160. 

3. ATTENTION:
EARTH DAY REGISTRATIONS ARE COMING!  KEEP AN EYE OUT AND GET READY!
 

JUST IN TIME FOR WINTER'S FROSTY BLAST


8 Hacks to Make Winter Easier
Winter weather can sometimes throw you for a loop. Things that normally work just fine, like the car doors, suddenly aren't such a sure bet. With that in mind, we've compiled some well-tested ways to solve a few cold-weather conundrums.  MORE...

How Will You Do Good for the Earth This Year?


As part of your resolutions this year it might be necessary to take a more active role in what you do to live more sustainably.  This is not a political commentary but since the election environmental groups have been in a blind panic about the political landscape and the future of our planet as a result of the proposed changes in policy and landscape in DC.

But I have no control over policies at the national or even at times the state level but I alone can make a difference in my little corner of the world.  Grassroots.  Where it counts. I ask that those of you in the scope of this newsletter look to yourself as the master of change in your 'kingdoms of influence'.  Think positive. Be positive. Your thoughts become actions. Act positive, be positive.  Your actions become habits.  Positive habits can change the world.  Starting with me.  Starting with you. Grassroots, I like that.

For Starters:


This Month's Video: 5 Ways To Save On Plug Loads and Moving Art Spring is Coming 
  1. Plant in India transforms CO2 into baking soda
  2. Reading the Landscape: Early Literacy in the Outdoor Classroom
  3. Learning to Live with Climate Change: What Educators Need to Know
  4. Taste the Water from Fracking
  5. Sleep Deprivation and our children learning
  6. Architects Advocate on Climate Change
  7. Playgrounds for an Aging Population
  8. What is color temperature and why should it matter
  9. Recycling-happy Sweden, where almost a million homes are heated by waste incineration, is facing a unique dilemma: It needs more fuel.
Atmospheric CO2 level: Target 360 ppm  (from https://www.co2.earth/)
January 4, 2017:  405.20 ppm 
January 4, 2016:  402.20 ppm
Temperatures
Warmest November  since 1880:  2015
Coolest November since 1880:  1907
(National Geographic)
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