The Green Dream Alex & Amanda

The goal of the Green dream is to inspire people help the environment with fun games, touching articles, and entertaining videos for all ages. We hope once they see these they will be inspired to help the world.

Question: How can we motivate people to help the Earth?

Hypothesis: If we can make a prototype of a website that teaches people about how to make the world a better place, Then, people will be motivated to help the environment.

Procedure: Decide to make a website, Decide what the website is about, Make a design, Make a game, Make a script, Make a article, Make a video, Make a Poster, Go to invention convention to present it, Make the website.

Materials: Tynker, various websites for articles, google sites.

Research:

Recycling- Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from rubbish in landfill sites. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. Habitat destruction and global warming are some the effects caused by deforestation. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved. Huge amounts of energy are used when making products from raw materials. Recycling requires much less energy and therefore helps to preserve natural resources. Reduce financial expenditure in the economy. Making products from raw materials costs much more than if they were made from recycled products. Preserve natural resources for future generations. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials; it also uses less energy, therefore preserving natural resources for the future.

Reducing- An automatic dishwasher uses less hot water than doing dishes by hand, an average of six gallons less per cycle, or over 2,000 gallons per year. The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years. Every time you open the refrigerator door, up to 30 percent of the cold air can escape. Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour, most of which are thrown away!

Reusing- APPROXIMATELY 72 PERCENT OF THE WASTE CURRENTLY BEING LANDFILLED OR INCINERATED CONSISTS OF MATERIALS THAT COULD BE PUT TO HIGHER AND BETTER USE THROUGH RECYCLING OR COMPOSTING. Each year, Americans throw away 25 trillion Styrofoam cups. Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year. About one-third of an average landfill is made up of packaging material. The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world's people generate 40% of the world's waste. We toss out two billion plastic razors, a million and a half tons of paper towels, and 12 billion disposable diapers annually.

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Conclusion: For invention convention, my team and I were trying to make a prototype of a website that teaches kids and adults about helping the environment. We proved our hypothesis, because we did make a prototype of a website. We observed that it takes a lot of time and effort to make a website. You have to make all of the parts of it, and then put them all together to form a website. We did research about ways to help the environment to incorporate into our website. We used a variety of materials. We used Tynker to make a model game, we used different sites to collect information, and we used google sites to actually make the prototype. If we were to do this again, we wouldn't change anything.

Future Plans: We will publish the website, and keep adding details to keep people interested.

Acknowledgements: We would like to thank Mr. Cipinko for helping us with the prototype, and Alex's and Amanda's parents for helping with the poster.

Amanda working on the poster
Alex working on the website
Alex working on the title for our poster

Credits:

Created with images by nanseaj - "verbena medicinal herb floral"

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