at   school
Students, educators,

and school

administrators can

aU play a key role in

reducing greenhouse gas


EPA's Climate CHECK Tool:

EPA's Global Warming Wheel
Card Kit:

ENERGY STAR for K-l 2 School

EPA's Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Web site:

EPA's Climate Change:
What You Can Do at School
Web site:

EPA's Climate Change Kid's
Web site:

I. Power down your classroom

   Remember to turn off computers, lights, and other devices that use energy when no one
   is in the classroom. Turning off just one  60-watt incandescent bulb that would otherwise
   burn eight hours a day can save about  1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide over the lifetime
   of the bulb.
   Learn about climate change science, impacts, and solutions
   Explore the many resources available to learn about c imate change. Investigate what other
   schools and organizations are doing to educate their audiences on climate change. EPA's Climate
   Change Web site provides educational resources on the What You Can Do at School page.
3. Calculate your school's carbon footprint

   Use EPA's Climate Change Emission Calculator Kit (Climate CHECK) (for high schools) or
   EPA's Global Warming Wheel Card Kit (for middle schools) to investigate the link between
   everyday actions at your school, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change. These
   interactive tools help students learn about climate change and how to address it.
4. Ask your school administrators if your school has earned the

   The least efficient schools use three times more energy than the best energy performers.
   By partnering with ENERGY STAR for K-l 2 program, school districts can serve as
   environmental leaders in their community, become energy efficient, reduce greenhouse gas
   emissions, and save 30 percent or more on energy bills.
5. Reduce, reuse, and recycle

   Recycle school or classroom paper, newspapers, beverage containers, electronic
   equipment, and batteries. Reducing, reusing, and recycling at school and in the classroom
   helps conserve energy, minimize pollution, and reduce greenhouse gases. You can reduce,
   reuse, and recycle at school or in the classroom by using two-
   sided printing and copying, buying supplies made with
   recycled content, and recycling used electronics
   and printer cartridges.