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Classroom Resources: Cementing Our Future

Winter 2011 / Vol. 11 No. 4

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Discussion Questions

  1. Where does the energy used in your house come from?  What about for your school?
  2. What is a carbon footprint?  What is your carbon footprint?
  3. What are the benefits of the plan discussed in this article for making cement? What are some concerns about the plan?
  4. What kinds of renewable energy sources are you aware of in general?  Which ones play a role in the energy portfolio for your community/region/state?  What can you do to encourage their use?

Websites for Further Information

Carbon Sequestration in the News

  • Capturing carbon emissions…in cement? (WorldWatch Institute, January 26, 2009):

Key Concepts

  • Carbon emissions
  • Carbon markets
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Climate crisis
  • Biomimicry
  • Carbon footprint
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