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  • Northeast Science Center Collaborative
    focus on decision makers at local state and federal levels to gain legislation regulation resources and other support for wildlife in general and protection of wildlife habitat in particular Contact Iain MacLeod Vice President of Public Affairs 603 224 9909 or go to www nhaudubon org Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Profile The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium located in Concord New Hampshire was built in 1990 to honor NASA s first Teacher in Space Its mission is To educate incite and entertain learners of all ages in the sciences and humanities by actively engaging them in the exploration of astronomy and space science To achieve this mission the Planetarium offers the following programs on astronomy aviation Earth and space science multi media shows in its 21st century all digital theater exhibits outreach programs complete with a portable planetarium and telescopes children s and family workshops and summer camps educational materials teacher workshops with graduate credits a lecture series teen night workshops observational astronomy nights aerospace festivals tours and demonstrations private rentals radio and TV shows The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Northern New England and the most technologically advanced planetarium in New England During its 16 years of operation over one million people have participated in its programs approximately 400 000 of these participants have been students on school field trips The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium is a founding member of the New England Science Center Collaborative NESCC In that role it has helped create and develop programs that address climate change by connecting research institutions to science centers programs such as Breathing Space the Planetarium s multi media planetarium show and on line educational resource packet on climate change on Earth and throughout the solar system and NESCC s Meet the Scientist programs Climate Change Backpack training workshops the Climate Change Exhibit and the Greening our Science Centers Initiative Past Initiatives Over the years the Planetarium has incorporated new energy efficiency technologies into its operations Working with its utility company on energy reduction and smart energy programs lighting has been continually upgraded Working closely with its parent organization the State of New Hampshire the Planetarium has installed two solar panels low flush toilets compact fluorescent lighting and installed a desktop control and monitoring program for its HVAC systems Current Initiatives In October 2005 the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium began participating in the NESCC Greening our Science Centers Initiative with the intent of reducing operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions and looking toward a future expansion In just four months the Planetarium s Energy Team conducted a Greenhouse Gas Inventory expanded their recycling program and developed an extensive project list of short term projects lighting sensors and long term projects energy modeling for the upcoming building project In February 2006 the State of New Hampshire announced Governor John Lynch s Energy Efficiency in State Government program The Planetarium s work with the NESCC Greening our Science Centers Initiative places it as a model for the state wide effort and is positioned to

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  • Northeast Science Center Collaborative: Greening
    development of educational programs Background A true greening program takes a whole system approach that goes beyond evaluating energy use and construction materials to developing a green ethic among an institution s leadership employees members and visitors The Greening Our Science Centers Initiative assists science centers museums planetariums and aquariums in using one another s expertise and experience to develop long term greening energy use or sustainability plans A combination of technical assistance and peer mentoring is used to guide the process Many science centers museums planetariums and aquariums have already calculated their greenhouse gas emissions and are developing significant greening efforts From this pool of expertise the Initiative recruited its original steering committee Peter Arnold Chewonki Foundation Sarah Hammond Creighton Tufts Climate Initiative and author of Greening the Ivory Tower architect Paul Leveille Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests Joanne Morin New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Jenn Schroeder Clean Air Cool Planet and Kurt Teichert Brown University Outside advisors to the project were Barbara Bernstein and Mark Toussaint of New Hampshire WasteCap and Norman Willard EPA Region 1 New England Based on the Waste Cap model of utilizing a network of resource conservation specialists to conduct free confidential site visits the Greening Our Science Centers Initiative involves science center directors and facility managers in evaluating next steps for their facilities As science centers and museums are in various stages of greening programs we recruit the more advanced facilities to work with centers that have emerging energy efficiency and or GHG emission reduction programs In advance of a site visit a survey is administered and a Green Team is formed Next teams of 3 5 specialists conduct site visits to tour the science center facility and to interview staff A typical visiting team may include a science

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  • HBO: Too Hot Not to Handle - Synopsis
    businesses local governments and citizens are taking positive actions to reduce global warming emissions Over the past century consumption of carbon dioxide emitting fossil fuels coal oil and natural gas has risen to staggering levels especially in the United States where five percent of the world s population is responsible for 25 percent of the world scarbon dioxide emissions TOO HOT NOT TO HANDLE offers a wealth of chilling evidence that the greenhouse effect is intensifying and the Earth is warming faster than at any other time in human history Among the startling facts revealed are Deadly heat waves in the U S have increased threefold since 1950 and today kill more people than hurricanes tornadoes lightning and blizzards combined The average temperature in Alaska has already risen five degrees causing 99 percent of its glaciers to be melting retreating and shrinking Rising sea levels are eroding our shoreline and may eventually displace large numbers of Americans The intensity of catastrophic storms such as 2005 s devastating hurricanes Katrina and Rita has increased dramatically in the last half century as hurricanes draw their strength from warm ocean water Deadly viruses like West Nile aided by higher air temperatures are spreading to new parts of the globe including the entire continental U S My personal hope is that every viewer will be inspired to become part of the solution to reducing our carbon emissions says executive producer Laurie David As the film shows everything we need to address this pressing problem already exists and the time to act is now Encouraging viewers to think outside the barrel the film explores innovative ways Americans can reduce global warming and literally change the world with Earth friendly options such as biodiesel and hybrid cars TOO HOT NOT TO HANDLE is executive produced by

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  • Welcome to SCIENCECENTERCOLLABORATIVE.ORG
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  • Clean Air - Cool Planet | CA-CP For Colleges and Universities
    production processing distribution preparation and disposal The goal is to create a tool like the Campus Carbon Calculator one that is flexible enough to be used by any campus based organization e g schools hospitals corporate campuses museums or camps or municipal campuses simple enough for someone that does not have a degree in industrial ecology and accurate and relevant enough to truly inform better decision making by dining service operators and their patrons The CHEFS program will be especially meaningful in that it is the first carbon footprint tool to reflect growing methods and supply chain models in the U S and Canada Most existing programs use European data A prototype of the CHEFS tool is being piloted on 13 campuses including Arizona State University Boston University Grand Valley State University Furman University Johns Hopkins University New York University The Evergreen State College the University of California at Davis University of Florida the University of New Hampshire Vassar College Wesley College and Yale University Several of these campuses were instrumental in the original conceptualization of CHEFS including Johns Hopkins University whose Center for a Livable Future conducted the foundational research upon which the program is based and Furman University whose sustainability team encouraged CA CP to create this resource Download the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Report Yale University another pilot school hosted two CA CP Climate Fellows this summer engaged in research and outreach related to this project and experts from across the university have consulted with CA CP on how to make the tool as accurate and user friendly as possible ARAMARK a leading provider of college and university dining services is supporting the development of the tool with active research and facilitation for its participating pilot campuses and is the project s Founding Sponsor

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  • Large U.S. Ships Must Meet Strict New Emissions Standards
    from Ships known as the MARPOL treaty MARPOL Annex VI is being amended to add new levels of engine NOx emission standards and fuel sulfur limits The pending amendments consist of a two part program with stringent new global standards for nitrogen oxide NOx emissions beginning in 2011 new global fuel sulfur standards beginning in 2012 plus more stringent NOx and fuel sulfur controls that will apply in designated emission control areas The new final rule allows for the production distribution and sale of 1 000 ppm sulfur fuel for use in emission control areas During the public comment period which ended in September the American Lung Association and the Environmental Defense Fund commented that they strongly support EPA s proposal to mirror the fuel standards required in emission control areas and noted that without this rulemaking refiners would not be able to produce fuel with a sulfur level of 1 000 ppm The World Shipping Council and the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association also submitted comments in support of the 1 000 ppm sulfur level Many PMSA companies already are using low sulfur and ultra low sulfur diesel Others are exploring the use of ethanol blended diesel emulsified diesel biodiesel and propane the association says The International Maritime Organization a United Nations agency is set to vote in March 2010 on the adoption of the joint U S Canada emissions control area which would result in these stringent fuel and emissions standards for large foreign flagged and domestic ships operating within that designated area Air pollution from large ships such as oil tankers and cargo ships is expected to grow rapidly as port traffic increases Jackson says By 2030 the EPA s domestic and international strategy is expected to reduce annual emissions of nitrogen oxides from large marine diesel engines

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  • Internet Archive Wayback Machine
    at crawl time Redirecting to http www sciencecentercollaborative org 80 nescc edit nescc php Impatient The Wayback Machine is an initiative of the Internet Archive a 501 c 3 non profit building a digital library of Internet sites and other

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