goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
TEACHING GLOBAL GOAL 7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY
When she was in fifth grade, Cassandra Lin learned that used cooking oil could be converted into cheap, clean-burning biodiesel to heat homes. The same year, 2008, Lin founded Turn Grease Into Fuel (TGIF), a youth group that gets local restaurants to donate their kitchen grease to be recycled and shared with charities that identify families who need heating assistance. So far, Lin's outfit has helped offset more than 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions by promoting the use of biodiesel. TGIF is also able to heat the homes of 80 families annually. In 2011, Lin and her team drafted a bill that required all businesses in Rhode Island to recycle their waste cooking oil. State lawmakers passed the Used Cooking Oil Recycling Act in June 2011 and the law went into effect in January 2012, expanding TGIF's efforts into neighboring communities. Since then, Cassandra has won several awards, including the 2014 Nickelodeon HALO Award.
ARTICLES ABOUT CASSANDRA
Children's Literature resources
Renewable Energy Explained in 2 1/2 Minutes
his animation explains the different types of energy such as, fossil fuels, biomass, nuclear and renewables.
Alternative Energy | National Geographic
A new wave of technologies is on the verge of producing energy that's clean, renewable, and most importantly, affordable.
Schoolhouse Rock! "The Energy Blues"
Episode #32 of Schoolhouse Rock!: "The Energy Blues" | Original air date: 1978 | Music/Lyrics George Newall | Performed by: Jack Sheldon
Stop Motion Film: Renewable vs NonRenewable Energy Sources
This quick stop motion film asks & answers the question what makes an energy source renewable or nonrenewable.
Different Sources of Energy, Using Energy Responsibly, Educational Video
Learning about the different sources of energy. The difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Learn ways to conserve energy right at home, and make a difference!
#GlobalGoals 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - Can you make it happen?
The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards are one significant way the company wants to inspire action. Can you make #globalgoals 7: Affordable & Clean Energy happen and create a #brightfuture?
The energy challenge
How can we power the country, keep bills down and cut greenhouse gas emissions? From using less energy in our homes to renewable energy, nuclear and fossil fuels, there are many different ways we can meet 21st century energy needs. This short animation sets out the challenges and opportunities we face in cutting greenhouse gas emissions while meeting demand and supporting economic growth.
United Nations SDG7 Explained
In order to explain what every SDG means, Run With It tells the story of a SDG every month to make clear to YOU, what the United Nations intends us to focus on. Today, we explain SDG7, Affordable and Clean Energy. Together, we can make a change.
NINEISMINE: Global Goal 7- Geetigya
Child Advocates of the NINEISMINE campaign present their views and passion on each of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development released by the United Nations on the 25th of September 2015. NINE IS MINE is a child-led advocacy initiative of, for and by the children of India that seeks the fulfillment of these goals.
Sustainable Development Goal #7 | Youth4GlobalGoals
Here is how my morning routine looks like: I wake up, brush my teeth, get the coffee, read the latest news, charge my laptop and drive to school. How would this change if as 1.8 billion people in the world, I was deprived of electricity? How do YOU feel knowing that 3.2 billion people globally still use wood charcoal, animal or crop waste to cook their food and heat their homes. The world needs a light-bulb moment to change this. And guess what, this moment is now.