Also known as clean technology, green technology, and GreenTech, CleanTech is a set of technologies designed to reduce the use of non-renewable resources or optimizing the incorporation of renewable natural resources. The goal is to positively impact the environment with clean technology solutions that are economically viable and may be potentially profitable.
Technologies that use wind or wave power or those which improve conventional energy production processes (like smart electric grids) are all examples of cleantech. Using sustainable energy is critical to reducing dependence on carbon fuels, and companies that have decided to invest in cleantech use renewable resources such as wind power, hydroelectric power, solar energy, and geothermal energy.
When it comes to teaching kids about cleantech, there are many different topics to discuss and lessons to use which will keep them interested and spur on their enthusiasm for learning about the planet and its resources. Learning about the benefits of recycling at home or how turning off a light in a room no longer in use will demonstrate how their small efforts, in combination with the efforts of people around the world, can contribute to a huge impact.
Watt Watchers of Texas has invested in helping to teach children about the benefits of energy conservation because we believe that it is never too early to start learning about saving energy. We know that children are the future clean technology engineers of the world, so it is integral that they start learning what cleantech is, how it contributes to energy conservation, and why everyone should care about it. With our lessons, activities, and resources, your students and children will be off to a great start in the energy conservation effort.
At Watt Watchers of Texas, we are dedicated to bringing energy conservation education and resources to teachers, school administrators, and parents throughout Texas. We believe that kids of all ages would greatly benefit from lessons and activities about saving energy and money for schools and homes. Watt Watchers is a state-sponsored STEM program designed to boost energy literacy for students in grades K-12. Teachers and parents have access to energy-saving tips, activities, and lessons for free so that they can demonstrate the importance of energy conservation to their students without the stress of developing a new curriculum.
While Cleantech generally refers to companies who have invested in sustained energy sources, there is no reason to think that individuals (yes, kids too) can’t also contribute to the effort to have a positive impact on the climate. Through our cleantech activities and resources, your students and children will better understand how their energy-saving efforts can help to contribute to the betterment of the environment. Contact Watt Watchers to find out more about all of our energy education activities.
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