Thursday, 15 November 2012

The Super Natural Child:Superheroes ACTIVATE!
 Energy Challenge

The Spark:
Calling all Super Natural Superheroes!  It's the Earth calling.  Our precious resources are being wasted and you have the power to protect and save them.  The best way to do this is to use less of them.  There are many things you can do in your everyday life in order to 'conserve'.  Take part in the energy challenge to see how you rank as compared to your friends and family. 

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, we should try to make better use of the daylight by conserving energy when we can during the day and trying to burn less of the 'midnight oil' at night. Our challenge is a call to make small changes in our own daily lives rather than waiting for changes from others in our communities and nations.  

Here is some examples that hit home:

Did you know that if every home in America bought just one roll of 100 percent recycled paper towels, it would save more than half a million trees.  

Recycling an aluminum can takes just 5 percent of the energy it takes to mine and refine that amount of new aluminum.  

Super Natural Child: Superheroes ACTIVATE!  Are you interested in saving energy?  Then start your quest to find out more.  Your quest begins with the question WHY?  So, why should we conserve energy?

Start Your Quest:
Why:  To protect the Earth's precious resources, help save the environment, save money, save energy, save the Earth.  Wow!
What:  Take the energy challenge to track your daily energy use.  Compare your findings with family and friends.  Find out how you rank as far as your energy consumption and awareness.  Share your findings.
Where:  In, around, and outside your home
When: As soon as you can get yourself organized
How:  Watch the video below and join in on the challenge.  It's a S.N.CH.!  Or is it?

Take Action:

The Energy Challenge!

You, Waking Up

You, Eating Breakfast

You, Getting Ready for School

You, Getting to School

You, at School

You, after School

You, Eating Dinner

You, After Dinner

You, Sleeping

After each heading, write down what you did.  What was the heat source in your home?  What temperature was it set at?  How many blankets did you have on?  How warm was you pyjama?  What fabric was it made of?  Did you turn off the lights in your room when you went to the kitchen?  How was your breakfast prepared?  What was the heat source?  How long did it take to prepare?  Did you eat whole foods or were they processed?  How did your food get to your plate from the plant, farm, truck, and so on?  When you got ready for school did you keep the running water off while you brushed your teeth?  How did you get to school (car, bus with other kids, bike ride, scooter, roller blades, walk?)  At school where the lights on all day?  Where they turned off if the students left the classroom? After school, did you listen to music, talk on the phone, or turn on the light to complete your homework?  During dinner, did the pots have lids on them while the food cooked?  Where all the lights on?  Was the T.V. running?  After dinner, did you watch T.V.?  Were lights on in other rooms?  Were phones being used?  Were computers turned off after being used for the day?  Did you add extra blankets on your bed for warmth before going to sleep?  Check the thermostat throughout the day to see if you are setting it at an appropriate temperature.  Share your findings with family and friends to see how you rank in the energy challenge.  

Don't Stop Here:
Don't stop here.  Keep exploring and researching ways to conserve energy.  Who knows, it may turn out to be on of your passions in life.  And don't forget, if you have a hunch about something just send us an email and we'll give your hunch a whirl and get back to you. 

Quest Check:
We are interested in keeping you interested on you quest to find out more.  Keep checking back with us on a regular basis to see if your interests match our quests.

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