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Old 08-25-08, 03:58 PM   #1
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"Green" club activity ideas!

Me and a few guys from school are starting an environment club and we need ideas of different activities we can do in the club. A little something more than planting trees.

There are so many choices that we don't know where to start. I'll leave it up to Foo
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Old 08-25-08, 04:04 PM   #2
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Me and a few guys from school are starting an environment club and we need ideas of different activities we can do in the club. A little something more than planting trees.

There are so many choices that we don't know where to start. I'll leave it up to Foo


Litter pick-ups would be a good club activity.
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Old 08-25-08, 04:26 PM   #3
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Is this a high school club? If so, does the school have an auto shop class you guys could work with? It would be cool to learn how to do a biodiesel or SVO engine conversion, and it would benefit both groups.
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Nothing wrong with planting trees. Someone has to offset the housing development companies whose first step is ripping out every tree in the area so as to maximize the number of poorly-constructed crackerbox houses they can fit.

Litter pick-up is a good one, too. You don't realize how filthy your city/town is until you try to clean it up.
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The single most important Green activity, as far as I am concerned, is self-education. Get together to review a variety of books and websites on environmental issues, maybe invite green experts to make presentations, and let your green activities flow from that.
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One of my favorite "green workshop" activities is....

We were all given HUGE bags for trash. The activity was to keep ALL of your trash for a couple weeks. This way, you learn about how much you are throwing out/recycling/composting. Anything that could be composted or recycled didn't count. You found yourself watching packaging, if you had to carry it around for two weeks. It was a good wakeup call activity.

I also like doing a "eat sustainable" workshop. You try and eat only the foods that are produced within 100 miles of your home. If it is shipped farther....you can't eat it. Do a log. Have people write about what they learned.
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I took a course called "Green Plumbers." Water conservation for the public because they are unable/lazy to do it themselves. Many things can be done for conserving our resources. Go here...

http://www.greenplumbersusa.com/gree...d-energy-links


This may help.
BTW Almost 19% of our water is wasted from leaks. Wasted meaning that you pay for it but it never gets used. Some will argue that a leaky water main just puts back water into the ground to complete its cycle. But only 1% of the Earths water is available for us to use. I could go on and on. I will spare thee.

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Set up a composting or vermicomposting bin.
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You could do what all the other hippies do and play ultimate frisbee.

joking aside, I would see about raising funds and doing a solar project or learn to make biodiesel.
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You could do what all the other hippies do and play ultimate frisbee.

joking aside, I would see about raising funds and doing a solar project or learn to make biodiesel.
make a solar oven. See who can make the best baked goods with their ovens. The supplies are simple...glass, cardboard, black spray paint
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I've seen it done with cardboard and aluminum foil. The cardboard was formed into a parabolic mirror.
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If you really want to be green, you will do absolutely nothing, as that requires the least amount of energy and least consumption of natural resources.

All kidding aside, you can press for CFL and TetraPak recycling/disposal in your area. TetraPak is hopefully going to replace glass for wine bottles in casual-consumption wine (not long-term collector wine), and CFL are toxic in the extreme to the environment. Those are two huge things that could save a boatload of emissions and toxicity.
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I would second the solar idea. Maybe make a solar powered cart of some sort for on campus use.
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^^^

As long as it's not PV, because PV is a net energy loser just like Ethanol.
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