It may look clean, but cotton has a big footprint. Growers use 11 percent of the world's pesticides and it takes more than 700 gallons of water to grow cotton for just one T-shirt. But some farmers are doing things differently. Jordan heads out to the fields to learn more.
Infrared technology, 3D imaging! Theoe are just two ways NASA helps us understand our planet! Especially when it comes to greenhouse gases, and one of them we don't hear much about. Adam brings us the scoop from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory!
Where does all the plastic and trash go once it gets into the Pacific Ocean? A lot ends up in the Pacific Garbage Patch, an area twice the size of Texas. A scientific mission called Project Kaisei takes us out to the this Pacific gyre as they remove as much of the waste as they can.
Visit a local farmers market and check out the bounty of locally grown organic produce. There are a lot of reasons to buy organic and to buy local, but we wanted to hear and see for ourselves. Then we visit an organic farm specializing in tomatoes and melons…and a lot more.
Jessica visits the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory In this special facility they are building the world's largest laser...actually 192 lasers that multiply and combine to create nuclear fusion to reproduce the same kind of energy process that happens on the sun. It's 100% clean energy and produces no reactive waste!
They call themselves the Creek Geeks, They're students from Loma Linda High School in Sacramento, and they are the force behind the Arcade Creek Project. They do it all...habitat restoration, creek mapping, and biological assessment. It's all in a day’s work for them.
Adam visits a materials recovery facility to see what happens to all of the stuff we put into our recycling bins. How is it sorted and what do they do with it? Then he gets a lesson in the 4 “R”s. Knowing the importance of them will help you walk a green path in life.
We hear a lot about it. But what is renewable energy all about? We go to the Eco-Lingo Dictionary to find out.
We all like the newest phone, or the latest computer...all the newest gadgets! But what happens to the old stuff. E-waste is becoming a big problem. Jessica followed the trail to an e-waste facility to see what can be done with all of that electronic gear.stricken area and reduce deforestation at the same time.
Eco Company visits a store run by the non-profit Teens Turning Green. From cosmetics, to school supplies, to furnishing your bedroom, everything in this store is good for you and good for the planet. For this group of dedicated teens it's all about educating their peers on staying healthy by living green 24/7.