Check out these links to learn more about energy conservation!

 

Activities

Saving Energy! www.energyquest.ca.gov/saving_energy/index.html

             This is a wonderful site that is colorful and full of energy- saving tips for children.  It also                                explains to children why we need to conserve energy, in addition to offering a library, science         projects, and games! Pretty neat and easy to follow with a lot of useful facts- check it out!

EPA's Global Warming Kids Site

 Global Warming Made Simple www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/

This site offers a variety of games and activities that can teach kids about global warming, and some tips they can use to start saving energy. It’s also a great site if you just want to read over the basics and find out answers to your questions!

 

Fight Those Energy Hogs www.energyhog.org

This site offers money-saving tips for adults, and a fun game for kids to teach them about the dangers of using up a lot of excess energy resources. Provides valuable resources regarding how to save money on your energy bills.

 

Carbon Calculator www.carboncalculator.com

Sponsored by the Global Action Plan, this site has designed a quick and easy way to help you measure your carbon dioxide emissions. Once you’ve calculated them, you can compare them with others or come back later to find out how much carbon dioxide you’ve learned to save! How do you measure up?

 

o       The Energy Story www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter19.html

             This site lays it out simply for children or adults. In addition to explaining what energy is, and        offers a library and science projects!

 

Energy Basics www.powerhousekids.com/stellent2/groups/public/documents/pub/phk_001537.hcsp

            Having trouble deciding how to teach your kids about energy conservation? This site provides                       some lesson plans that will make learning fun!  Also includes information about conservation,                 the environment, and fun games.

 

Your Green Score www.greenscore.org.uk

Sponsored by the Global Action Plan, this site offers a quick and easy survey to let you know how green you really are! For an added bonus, at the end of the survey you’ll be given loads of useful tips to make your home more earth and energy-friendly.

 

Information

o       Energy Conservation? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy

           If you’re not exactly sure what it means to conserve energy, check out this site.  It even offers                                       a lesson on the history of thermodynamics!

Image: Iowa state mapThe U.S. Department of Energy in IOWA www.energy.gov/iowa.htm

            Iowa is home to the Department of Energy’s Ames National Laboratory which conducts                                 fundamental research in the physical, chemical, and mathematical sciences associated with                         energy generation and storage.  Did you know Iowa has instituted one of the country’s most                          aggressive energy efficiency and renewable energy campaigns?  Learn more about it at this                                      site.

 

Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable.The U.S. Department of Energy- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy www.eere.energy.gov

This site offers online documents about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and even information for kids. Learn about government programs that support energy efficiency and renewable energy.

 

Link: Energy home pageThe U.S. Department of Energy www.energy.gov

             This site offers quick and easy links to information about gas prices, energy saving tips,                                     nuclear energy, and climate change.  It also includes special pages for students, kids,                                       researchers,   and consumers!

 

o       Renewable Energy www.green-trust.org

This site offers information about renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, hydro, and biofuels. Visit the bookshop, discussion forums, and store.

 

Energy Star LogoA Consumer’s Guide to Energy Efficiency www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/

               Explore your options for saving energy and using renewable energy at home, at work, in your                        community, and while driving.  This site tells you how to save energy AND money!

 

Global Warming Hotspots MapGlobal Warming Warning Signs www.climatehotmap.org

This site offers a visual representation of both fingerprints (direct manifestations of a widespread and long-term trend toward warmer global temperatures) and harbingers (events that foreshadow the types of impacts likely to become more frequent and widespread with continued warming) of global warming. Click on the map to find out what’s going on in your neck of the woods.

 

o       Solar Cooking www.solarcooking.org

All you ever wanted to know about solar cooking! This site includes many pictures, videos, articles, discussion forums about solar cooking, and even recipes. A multi-lingual site.

 

o       The Coming Global Energy Crisis www.energycrisis.org/

This website was designed to educating people about the debate regarding the timing and extent of the coming decline in oil extraction. A very informative site, it offers editorials from experts, alternative ideas, extensive sets of articles and links, and even a store.

 

o       Convincing Others www.toolsofchange.com./English/firstsplit.asp 

This web sites based on community based social marketing gives ways to convince others that changing attitudes and behaviors about energy use is needed.

 

o       10 Simple Steps  http://allianceforsustainability.net/  10 Simple Steps for a healthy planet, while improving your health and saving money!