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Q: In what ways could your town be considered

environmentally friendly?
A: Have you heard about the eco-town concept?
Environmentally friendly town or eco-town concept is an
attempt done by many countries throughout the world
(Germany, the US, Japan, etc.), this concept consists green
materials, efficient facades and passive design techniques
so that the town can lower the energy consumption. The
Eco Town will use an alternative-energy mix for power
generation. They will depend on wind turbines to meet the
10% of the power needs of the town. They will utilize solar
power for hot water and lights. The vast majority of roofs
and terraces will be covered with plants and flowers. This
greenery will keep a check on water runoff and make the
interior cool. The developers under the government will
complete this Eco Town in three phases. They will also
rehabilitate the existing buildings with used materials. Eco
Town will cater to the environmental needs. It will not
possess an exploitative nature and co-exist in sync with
nature. So by using green materials, efficient facades and
lower the energy consumption my town can be considered
as environmentally friendly. But, since this concept hasnt
been able to be run yet, the simplest thing we can do to
make the town be considered environmentally friendly is
by minimizing the usage of energy, growing native plants in
your garden, getting involved locally, holding garage sales so that
we sell our no-longer-used items instead of throwing them out,
avoid creating trash wherever possible, etc.

Chandrika Nastiti
Jacqueline Andreina C. P.

Putri Nauragesti Salsabilah
The problem that the world is facing right now is global
warming which threatens our mother earth. Because of the energy
that is wasted due to global warming, it is now resulting to energy
shortage. So because of these circumstances we have to deal with
the energy problem and the solution that they have is to go with
energy saving.
There are other reasons why it is important to save
energy. Let say for instance, a simple act of making sure to unplug
your television rather than putting it on a standby-mode can cut
your electric bill in a very reasonable amount. If you then practice
all energy saving tips that we can do in our home could save us a
lot of money. Therefore, if you want to start saving money, think of
saving energy.
Q: What could you / the school do to reduce the
amount of energy you use?
A: There are so many things that we students could do.
Such as:
1. Unplugging seldom-used appliances,
2. Unplugging chargers when youre not charging,
3. Using power strips to switch off television,
4. Using appliances wisely by for example washing
only full loads in your dishwasher, using short
cycles for all but the dirtiest dishes. This saves
water and the energy used to pump and heat it,
5. And the easiest yet most often overlooked is to
turn the lights off when you dont need them.
And what the school could do are:
1. Teaching students about the importance of saving
2. Getting the students involved in estimating
emissions to enhance critical thinking skills by
introducing the Global Warming Wheel Card
Classroom Activity Kit to school students.
3. Saving money and the environment,
4. Doing the 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) program:
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, reduce pollution and greenhouse gases
from resource extraction, manufacturing and