GGI Newsletter: January 2016


This month:

  • Just for Administrators!  From PWC

  • Teacher Winter Adventures Begin - Some spaces left

  • March is Water Quality Lab Studies Month - sign up now

  • News You Can Use
         Why the Flu Loves Winter
         Good News From 2015
         Energy Infographic
         Clearing Recycling Confusion
         Teaching Videos 
         Gadgets for Your Use
         Student Climate Action
         Downloadable Texts on Climate

This Month's Video: One Earth

March is Water Quality Labs month

With World Water QualityTesting Day March 22nd, Cumberland County Schools has partnered with our community partners City of Fayetteville Parks, Storm Water and NC Willdlife Resource Commission to offer 8th Grade Water Quality Labs.  We offer these labs during in the fall and late winter/early spring.

Low-Hanging Fruit: Simple Strategies for Saving Energy


  • To reduce energy costs at your facility, start with simple, easy-to-implement measures.
  • Lighting, plug loads and personal appliances are common sources of energy waste.   Read More

Spend a few minutes with our Online Facility Assessment Wizard and uncover a wealth of information that can lower your energy costs, increase efficiency, and improve your bottom line.

 Proceed to the Facility Assessment Wizard.


ESEA Passage Paves Way for Next Generation of America’s Conservation Leaders

National Wildlife Federation - December 16, 2015 By MIles Grant 
Today, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as Every Student Succeeds Act, was passed by Congress and is en route to the President’s desk for signature. The Act is the federal government’s most significant education legislation, providing some $40 billion a year to support K-12 education in the United States.  Read More


U.S. study shows why winter is "flu season"


Influenza viruses coat themselves in fatty material that hardens and protects them in colder temperatures -- a finding that could explain why winter is the flu season, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday.

This butter-like coating melts in the respiratory tract, allowing the virus to infect cells, the team at the National Institutes of Health found.  Read More


Study Shows Why the Flu Likes Winter

New York TImes
DEC. 5, 2007

Researchers in New York believe they have solved one of the great mysteries of the flu: Why does the infection spread primarily in the winter months?

The answer, they say, has to do with the virus itself. It is more stable and stays in the air longer when air is cold and dry, the exact conditions for much of the flu season.  Read More


Here’s the good news about Earth from this year

By  on 29 Dec 2015 
As Earth completes another rotation around the sun, we’ve got a lot to reflect on. The past 12 months have been big ones, both for humanity and for the planet — and, honestly, a lot of it was garbage. Read More


Videos to Enhance Classroom Discussion

Arctic Dynamics

Explaining Climate Facts
      Climate Balance
      More Energy, Warmer Planet
      Adaptation and Mitigation


Taking the Confusion out of Recycling

Standardized Recycling Labels

Zero Waste for Schools

Standardizing Waste Reduction In CA: the Journey to Zero Waste 


Wearable Weather Station Tells You When You Have Had Enough Sun.  Read More
Science Says Compost Your Food Scraps.  Read More
Solar Power Emergency Generator Has Enough Power for Your Home Electrical Needs.  Read More
Floating Invention Filters Plastic Pollution out of Marine Waters.  Read More
First-ever national wild bee map reveals farmland at risk.  Read More


The threat of climate change has never been more urgent. But the way forward has never been clearer. When citizens worldwide united in demanding action and clean energy solutions in our hands, a safe and sustainable future for the planet was finally in sight. And the first step was a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Paris.  Read More

FREE   24 Hours of Reality Video

School's Climate Action Tool Kit - Read More


Project Green Schools - Students the Voices Made an Impact.  Read More


FREE Download - The Story of Climate Change: An Interactive Textbook for Grades 5-8
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