The Maryland Department of the Environment is urged to set strong goals for greenhouse gas reductions and to act boldly in reducing pollution. Testimony was made at the Maryland Department of the Environment as they consider the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Officials have hinted of leaving RGGI if they perceive economic advantages going to neighboring states.
Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility talks about how air pollution affects patients in Maryland.
Whitehouse asked the state to keep reducing air pollution in the state and the region.
NPR story on lead in schools.
Destiny Watford, Free Your Voice, speaks out against plans to bring the Energy Answers incinerator to Curtis Bay, an industrial area of Baltimore, Maryland. Watford stated that the plant would be within a mile of two schools and would discharge lead and mercury into the area which is already heavily polluted by industry.
Watford pointed out that the incinerator would not burn refuse from Baltimore, but would be importing fuel from other areas.
Watford won a prestigious environmental award for leading opposition to the planned plant which has not been built.
In the experiment of our lives, we are either the lab rat or the scientist. This is an important choice. Scientists win Nobel prizes. Things go badly for rats.
Engages students as scientists, innovators and engineers their own life experiment.
How can you become stronger and healthier?
How can you learn and remember more?
How can you create successful futures for yourself and your community?
Students will choose one personal goal and one group goal.
Students create baseline measurements of where they start, develop a plan and chart their progress as they work to accomplishing these goals.
Teachers and parents can also join in, developing their own plans to accomplish their goals. It is important that students see adults working to achieve goals. And there is no better enforcement mechanism than a classroom of students looking over their teachers progress.
Experiment you enables students to use their own observations, learning and problem solving skills
to solve problems that matter to them.
Try this for a month in your classroom..and let us know how your experiment comes out.