Imagine your students involved in one of the most critical and timely topics of the 21st century. They are learning how they can reduce their environmental impact, mitigate their individual "carbon footprint" and get their school involved in the same process. They are involved because you took the time to learn about the Cool School Challenge (www.coolschoolchallenge.org).
The Cool School Challenge engages students, teachers and school districts in a school-wide initiative to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2,000 pounds or more per classroom, per school year. The Challenge empowers students to become leaders, take action, and make a difference. The program can be administered by any teacher interested in becoming a “Challenge Coach,” and is especially suited for science and math teachers and ASB leaders.
Interior designer and general contractor Jacqueline Powers shares practical tips and guidance for homeowners wanting to turn their homes into green living spaces. Her locally published book, Transitioning to Green, explains the types of "green" services and products available, and how to make decisions based on cost and sustainability when doing home remodeling, from small and simple changes to whole house retrofits.
WHEN: September 29th, 2009
WHERE: KING 5, Seattle
WHAT: FORUM from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at King 5
WORKSHOP from 1:30 - 5:00 PM at King 5
RECEPTION & BOOKSIGNING from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at Goods for the Planet
Join SAM and the Explorers Club at the Olympic Sculpture Park for a day of sketching with expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin. Participants receive a portable sketching kit made from a mint tin and put it to use drawing the art, landscapes and people in the park on a summer afternoon.
Sustainable Summer Sketching is part of the series SAM Creates: Participate in the Process. Led by contemporary artists, these workshops delve into the artistic, practical or quirky processes at work in our daily lives.