This presentation was featured at the Will Steger Foundation's 2007 Summer Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. This PowerPoint was presented by Alex Danovitch with Eureka Recycling. It explains how environmentally destructive production is and how difficult it is to harvest energy from waste. It concludes by showing how recycling is the best solution for reducing the environmental impacts of production.
The goals of the 2007 Summer Institute were:
- to provide background knowledge on global warming science and implications with a focus on the polar regions
- to provide an overview of the renewable energy landscape
- to provide tools and resources for implementing cross-disciplinary climate change curriculum in the classroom
- to create an opportunity for participants to design an action plan related to climate change solutions.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
>>Download PowerPoint: Climate Change Impacts of Waste
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This PowerPoint would fit well in a lecture about the environmental costs of production and the difficulties of using waste to generate energy.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator.