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Resources For Older Kids

High School and Middle School Students

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The Best and Up-to-date

Solar and Wind: Kits and Products

RE Science Fairs and Competitions

Conservation, Carbon Calculators, and Audits

Iniatives and Inpiration for action

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The Best and  Up-to-date

Idealist  - A clearing house of information:  Grants, resources, jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Well organized and complete resource for students, teachers, and activists.

AceSpace Ace space is great website for students to understand Climate change and how you can be involved. 

Solar and Wind: Kits and Products

Kidwind - A non-profit organization dedicated to improving science education while introducing curriculum for wind power. 

Science Shareware - How to build a human powered bicycle generator for your classroom

Build it Solar - Solar based hands on projects from solar cookers to solar home models to even more advanced projects

RE Science Fairs and Competitions

Brower Youth Awards - Honoring Youth Leadership in Conservation, Restoration, and Preservation.

The Climate Challenge - The Campus Climate challenge leverages the power of young people to organize on college campuses and high schools across Canada and the U.S. to win 100% Clean Energy policies at their schools.

Ignite Creative Energy - Open to students K-12, the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge is an educational competition designed to encourage students to learn more about energy and the environment.  

Winston Solar Race -School Solar Car Challenge was established ten years ago to help motivate students in science and engineering.

Solar Decathalon - Every other year the National Mall in Washington DC hosts this event.  A great field trip and inspiration for youth.

Department of Energy - The site for the National Science Bowl

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Conservation, Carbon Calculators, and Audits

My Foorprint - fill out this eye-opening questionnaire to reveal your personal ecological footprint on our planet.
Carbon Footprint Calculator - carbon footprint calculator from Nature Conservancy.

Classroom Earth -Energy Audit Lab designed for high school AP classes

The Carbon-free Home  - This simple, thought-provoking exercise helps students identify a number of ways to reduce their energy impacts.

Mr. Electricity -What is a KiloWatt - a great lesson on electrical terminology and an energy saving worksheet, true cost of energy, and so forth.

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Iniatives and Inspiration for action:

Energy Action -Youth united for a clean energy future.  Find out about the youth efforts of the United States.

You and Solar Energy - "My name is Shawn and I go to Skyview Jr. High." A website that was created by a high school student that explains the basics of Renewable Energy. 

 Student Environmental Action Coalition -  (SEAC) - The members of SEAC have realized the importance of addressing energy.  This organization includes middle school through college age students.

Journey to Forever -  A pioneering expedition by a small, mobile NGO (Non-Government Organization) involved in environmental and rural development work. Check Them Out!!!

YouthNoise - Be Heard!  Find out what other kids are doing around the world.  Share thoughts on their forum amongst other students around the world.

The World as a Village of 100 People - An animated "if the world were only 100 people", thoughtful, fun and well presented population information.

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