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Energy conservation group coming to campus

Posted Aug. 23, 2011

Our society is faced with some of the greatest challenges in history, from the possibility of climate change to energy security.

According to Green Apple Project Energy Savings Group (www.greenappleproject.com) without changes in our resource consumption there will be serious financial and environmental consequences. Many people intuitively know that something needs to change, but lack the knowledge and motivation to make the needed changes.

Green Apple is calling for students, who are the future leaders, to think differently, to embrace the complexity of change, and to see the human and environmental condition as one intricate system. Green Apple believes students are the key to conservation and a clean energy future.

Join representatives from Green Apple on September 6 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Lower Commons of the Classroom/Administration Building to learn how you can make a difference and help bring positive change to our world.

All of Green Apple's resources are designed to encourage both students and teachers, and promote active learning while working with real problems. Students see that their learning activities are important and relevant to their own lives.

Problem-based learning tools:

·    Engage the problemsof energy conservation and sustainability with initiative and enthusiasm.

·    Solve problems effectively using an integrated, flexible and usable knowledge base.

·    Employ effective self-directed learning skills that can be used in all areas of life.

·    Collaborate effectively as a member of a group.

According to Green Apple, their programs typically reduce energy costs 4%-12% with a payback period of 6 to 18 months.