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Energy Conservation : 

Energy Conservation

Introduction : 


Issue of Energy : 

Issue of Energy By: Jorge Roman

TOM : 

TOM Wakes up cold (heavily covered) No Alarm Car with no Gas No Money (can’t get to work)

WHY? : 

WHY? Lack of Coal (51%) Lack of Natural Gas (16%) – Heater Lack of Electricity (20%) - Alarm Lack of Petroleum (3%) – Gasoline

Effects of Energy Shortage : 

Effects of Energy Shortage Transportation Education Economy

All of the energy we consume is from our planet’s resources!!!! : 

All of the energy we consume is from our planet’s resources!!!!

History : 

History It is important that American citizens make an effort to conserve energy. Individuals should do this because their environment is that of future generations as well. That environment can only be as clean as the prior generations leave it. We are the prior generation.

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The issue of gas conservation can be broken down into many small facets with alarming facts and projections that could prompt anyone to action. Rising cost of natural resources American inability to refine energy The onset of global warming Unhealthy living conditions

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Unlike the majority, some individuals choose to ignore the facts out of fear or a sheer disregard for the future. Even those people however, cannot deny the rise in the cost of our natural resources. In 1978, the price of American gas averaged sixty five cents per gallon; by last year, that price had risen to one hundred and ninety two cents per gallon. Recent natural disasters, such as hurricane Katrina and Rita, have driven the price of this precious energy source to two hundred and ninety three cents per gallon

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Americans consume 21 million barrels of oil per day. U.S. refineries only have the capability to refine 17 million barrels per day.

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The destruction of the ozone layer, resulting in a phenomenon known as global warming. Global warming began in 1790 at the onset of the industrial revolution that was characterized by the emergence of factories and steam engines that began to spew greenhouse gases into the air we breathe. Before this event, the effects of humans on their environment was little more than the waste they produced, however many societies would soon put scars on their environment that will likely never be erased.

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Without some kind of unified effort to address this issue, global warming will run its course. Although the outcome of this process is unknown, it is suspected that it will be detrimental to future generations. Right now Americans produce 6.6 tons of greenhouse gases per person per year and eighty-two percent of these emissions are a result of the combustion engine. Being on the top of the list of global warming polluters has put one hundred and seventeen million Americans living in places where the air is unhealthy to breathe.

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For these reasons, along with countless others, there should be a concerted effort to utilize all current energy saving methods as well as continue to pursue new and innovative ways to protect and prolong our environment.

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The future promises cleaner energy sources and more options that will allow individuals to leave a healthy environment for future generations. Ethanol fuel is one of the cleaner energy sources that is here today and is being used in many parts of the country. Advances in solar power are bringing that form of energy closer to being a feasible form of energy.

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Modern technology has given individuals options. Newly introduced hybrid cars utilize the traditional forms of energy, oil and gas, but have added electricity that puts these cars’ yield per gallon off the charts American car manufacturers have already added energy-saving components to their cars making it easier for today’s car buyer to do his/her part. If individuals are not able to take advantage of cars with the latest energy saving technology, they can still utilize carpooling, park-and-ride and transit systems.

Recommendations : 




What is more important? : 

What is more important? University of Houston requires 3 credit hours of Visual and Performing Arts. Why not require 3 credit hours on environmental awareness?

A Beautiful Ballet? : 

A Beautiful Ballet?

Breathing? : 


Ballet? : 


Fish? : 



THE COURSE Should contain several chapters on the importance of living near ones place of employment. Should be required at all public institutions for all majors before one can graduate.

CO2 : 

CO2 The U.S. emitts 1/5 of the worlds greenhouse gases. (EPA, 2000) Researches have stated the concentration of CO2 would be 30-150% higher by 2100 if major steps are not taken. (EPA, 2000)







For the Younger Years : 

For the Younger Years An effort to incorporate energy conservation into education would not be complete unless a program was created to teach the youth of the country, particularly in the elementary and middle schools.

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This program would consist of useful tips to conserve energy in the home simple enough for young students to grasp, such as turning of a light when they leave the room. The program would also have a component to allow students to learn about the way their families use energy.

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Students would be given a workbook including a worksheet about their families usage. Then they would learn about ways to reduce those levels.

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Also included in this program would be education about renewable natural resources. Demonstrations on how the sunlight and wind can be turned into energy would be sure the capture the interest of the students.

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Students could also be taken on field trips as a part of the program to learn about different ways that energy is produced in their areas. One possible option would be local power plants, refineries, or coal mines. These types of trips would differ depending on the area.

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By creating a program that requires the students to learn about different methods of energy conservation it encourages their minds to grow with eco-friendly ideas. It also however pulls their parents into the program and gives them new ideas to contemplate as well.

FeasibilityBy: Sabrina Roddy : 

FeasibilityBy: Sabrina Roddy

Can we really live closer to home?Is it feasible? : 

Can we really live closer to home?Is it feasible?

Issue: : 

Issue: With the rising competition for jobs, it is hard to be able to choose the specific location of your job. This presents an issue when you have two working parents whose jobs are on two opposite ends of town. Where do they move then? Everyone wants their children to have the best education! Because of this many families desire to move to an area in which the schools have high ratings. This does not allow people the same opportunity to receive the best education offered.

Will institutions allow college students to take an Environmental Awareness class in place of a Visual and Performing Arts Class?Is it Feasible? : 

Will institutions allow college students to take an Environmental Awareness class in place of a Visual and Performing Arts Class?Is it Feasible?

Yes, it’s feasible! : 

Yes, it’s feasible! Visual and Performing Art classes in Elementary, Middle School and High School are all seen as optional electives and are viewed by society more as a personal interest or talent that one pursues. Taking a music, theater, or art class will only give us a better appreciation for the subject being taught, but it does not change our ACTIONS. An environmental awareness class provides the possibility to change the COURSE of one’s action in a positive manner. So it’s more productive to require students to take a class on Environmental Awareness versus one in Visual and Performing Arts because it’s not just changing our thoughts, it’s changing our actions!

By implementing an environmental awareness program for children in elementary and middle schools, will this decrees the amount of energy usage in the USA?IS IT FEASIBLE? : 

By implementing an environmental awareness program for children in elementary and middle schools, will this decrees the amount of energy usage in the USA?IS IT FEASIBLE?

Yes, it’s feasible! : 

Yes, it’s feasible! This would be very effective because not only is it targeting children but it’s also targeting their parents. Another reason that it is feasible is because it is reaching a generation at a younger age. It’s easier to change the habits of a child than it is to change the habits an older generation, who are set in their ways and they have a routine way of doing things, making it harder for them to adapt to change.

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