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Global Warming
Jan 15,2009

I am Hilary Canary and I am a student at Carl Sandburg Middle School. I believe that global warming is caused by humans and needs to be stopped. I don't think that humans should have expected that our years of excessive fossil fuel emissions would amount to nothing. But what¢s done is done, and now we need to work on ways to fight global warming.

Wind Power
Jan 13,2009

My name is Mac Sommers and I am a student a Carl Sandburg Middle School in Alexandria Va. I am writing to you about energy conservation. I am concerned that we will leave a dirty environment and a polluted earth to our children to clean up. I have found some easy ways to help the environment that don’t take very long. The first way is to put energy efficient light bulbs in your house.


Letters to the editor
Jan 13,2009

Oh wow! Well, everyone gets extra credit then! I will be sure to tell our Principal and the parents so they can see. Please let me know when they will appear so I can site a date in my announcement.

Conserving Water
Jan 13,2009

Brandon Steuerwald Alexandria, Virginia My name is Brandon Steuerwald and I go to Carl Sandburg Middle School. I did some research about conserving water. The earth only has 1% of fresh water, the rest of the water in the world is either frozen or is salty. If you turn off the water everyday when brushing your teeth, you can save up to 10 gallons of water.


Global Warming
Jan 13,2009

I am an 8th Grader at Carl Sandburg Middle School and have written to address the public's hysteria over the global warming theory and its affect on the earth. It has not been proven and therefore we can not build up a fear of what we know to be a natural cycle. Throughout time, the earth has gone through cycles that transition between warming and cooling periods. We should take steps to improve, not harm, our environment, but we should not think the earth is dying because of global warming.

Recycling Paper
Jan 13,2009

Hi, I’m Sean Goad and I’m writing about how recycling paper more can save a lot more trees. Americans use 50 million tons of paper each year. It takes more than 17 trees to make one ton of paper. If everyone in the U.S. recycled their Sunday newspaper, half a million trees would be spared weekly. Some ways of recycling in your house are:

Water
Jan 13,2009

My name is Brandon Steuerwald and I go to Carl Sandburg Middle School. I did some research about conserving water. The earth only has 1% of fresh water, the rest of the water in the world is either frozen or is salty. If you turn off the water everyday when brushing your teeth, you can save up to 10 gallons of water. If you buy a low flowing shower head in each of your bathrooms,

Climate Change
Jan 13,2009

Dear Editor, My name is Maddy Bolger, and I am an eighth grader at Carl Sandburg Middle School. Recently we have started a unit on climate change. There has been a lot of discussion about the issue of global warming. Some people believe it'ss mainly man's fault. I and other people believe that the planet is warming up naturally, but humankind is speeding up the process.




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