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Energy

Sustainability Literacy Research sources. The following questions are intended to get students in a variety of disciplines started on researching energy issues and solutions related to what they are studying.

Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers

Public Service Careers (PSCD)
Child Care Professional
  • How can we facilitate an understanding of energy conservation and alternative energy in young children?
  • How can energy conservation and alternative energy be modeled to children in our daily operations?
  • How will we create an environment for young children that fosters stewardship of the natural world?
       
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
  • How can we best meet the challenges that will result from our unsustainable energy consumption (rising fuel costs, droughts, food crises, extreme weather events)
  • How can we work with communities to build energy resilience?

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Vocational Technology Division

Automotive Body (ABDD), Automotive Services (AUTD), Motorcycle Technology (MOTD)
  • How can we service and customize vehicles in a way that conserves energy?
  • What new vehicle technologies reduce fossil fuel consumption?
  • How can we educate the public about operating and maintaining their vehicles in a way that conserves energy?
Construction Institute (CIND), Heating, Ventilation and A/C (HVAD)
  • How can we do our jobs in a way that conserves energy?
  • What new technologies can be used to reduce fossil fuel energy consumption?
  • How can we educate the public about constructing and remodeling in a way that conserves energy?
Heating, Ventilation and A/C (HVAD)
  • How can we do our jobs in a way that conserves energy?
  • What new technologies can be used to reduce fossil fuel energy consumption?
  • How can we educate the public about operating, maintaining and upgrading HVAC systems in a way that conserves energy?
Industrial Technology (INTD)
  • How can we educate our co-workers about the benefits of energy conservation?
  • What operating and maintenance procedures help reduce energy conservation?
  • What new technologies can help us manufacture in a way that conserves energy?
Welding and Fabrication (WAFD)
  • How can we do our jobs in a way that conserves energy?
  • What new technologies can be used that will conserve energy?

Math, Science and Health Division

Life Sciences (LIFD)
  • How can the Life Sciences be used to analyze information to promote energy conservation and support alternative energy?
  • How can the Life Sciences be used to design systems that promote energy conservation and support alternative energy?
  • How is society’s ability to understand and make good decisions about energy issues affected by its understanding of the Life Sciences?
Mathematics (MTHD)
  • How can mathematics be used to analyze information regarding energy generation and production?
  • How can mathematics be used to design sustainable energy systems?
  • How is society’s ability to understand and make good decisions about energy issues affected by its understanding of Mathematics?
Nursing & Health Science (NHSD), Allied Health (ALHD)
  • How can nurses and health professionals be more sustainable in their use of energy in daily operations?
Physical Sciences (PHYD)
  • How can the Physical Sciences be used to analyze information regarding energy conservation and alternative energy?
  • How can the Physical Sciences be used to design sustainable energy systems?
  • How is society’s ability to understand and make good decisions about energy issues affected by its understanding of the Physical Sciences?

Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science Division

Academic and Career Skills (ACSD)
  • How can we live in a way that conserves energy??
  • What careers will help assure sustainable energy practices?
Behavioral Sciences (BEHD)
  • How can people be motivated to change their behaviors regarding energy consumption?
  • How can we build communities that will be resilient in the face of droughts, food crisis, floods, hurricanes, river and aquifer depletion?
English/Writing (ENGD)
  • How can we build communities that will be resilient in the face of rising fuel costs, droughts, food crises, and extreme weather events?
  • How can writing motivate people to change their behaviors with regard to energy?
  • What books and other writing have motivated you to conserve energy?
Foreign Language (FLGD)
  • In what ways do other cultures conserve energy and promote alternative energy?
  • How do the energy practices in the U.S. affect other cultures?
  • How have other cultures dealt with energy crises?
Humanities (HUMD)
  • How communication professionals educate people about energy consumption and alternative energy?
Performing Arts (PERD)
  • How can music, dance and theatre motivate people to conserve energy and support alternative energy?
  • What music, dances, and theatre have motivated you to conserve energy and support alternative energy?
Social Science (SSCD)
  • How have cultures dealt with energy issues in the past?
  • What kind of economic systems promote energy conservation and support alternative energy?
  • How can the political system be used to promote energy conservation and support alternative energy?

Teaching

Business and Computer Technologies Division

Business (BUSD), Business Office Systems (BOS)
  • How can businesses operate in a way that conserves energy?
  • How can the corporate culture be transformed to make decisions that include energy consumption?
  • How would conserving energy affect a business’s bottom line (or triple bottom line?)
 
Computer Instruction (CISD)
  • How can computer professionals make computer systems that conserve energy?
  • How can we educate the public about operating computer systems in a way that conserves energy?
 
Culinary and Hospitality Management (CHMD)
  • How can food purchasing and preparation be done in a way that conserves energy?
 
Digital Media Arts (DMAD)
  • How can digital media arts be done in a way that conserves energy?
  • How can digital media arts be used to educate people about energy?