Carlow Campus Lab Coding Workshop

For the month of February, our group worked to help the 4th and 5th graders at The Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University practice their coding skills through Scratch. Creating their own projects, students worked individually to come up with their own games and activities on Scratch about sustainability. Working with four classes total, twoContinue reading “Carlow Campus Lab Coding Workshop”

Carlow Campus Lab Carbon Cycle and Natural Disasters Workshop

In our last workshop for the fourth and fifth graders at the The Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University in 2020 our group taught about the connections between the carbon cycle and natural disasters with climate change the impact that they have on these processes. For the fourth graders, we prepared an activity where theyContinue reading “Carlow Campus Lab Carbon Cycle and Natural Disasters Workshop”

Tech Group November Updates

We have finished putting together a mockup of our app on Adobe XD. This mockup was sent out to the rest of the club for feedback and can be accessed here. Each member of our team has taken responsibility for a portion of the app’s functionality and we plan to spend winter break building upContinue reading “Tech Group November Updates”

Energy and Waste Conservation Workshops (Carlow Campus Lab)

On Wednesday, October 21st and Monday, October 26th, the Carlow Campus Lab group of Sustainable Earth met with 4th and 5th graders from The Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University to work with the students on an energy and waste conservation workshop. Consisting of 4 Sustainable Earth members, Adrienne Orlic, Claire Chiang, Jenna Stanislaw, andContinue reading “Energy and Waste Conservation Workshops (Carlow Campus Lab)”

Environmenstrual 2020

Inspired by the UK Environmenstrual Week of Action, Sustainable Earth has started an annual event centering period taboo and access to menstrual care. Nationwide and worldwide, people that menstruate face cultural stigma and insufficient healthcare to the point where they cannot go about their days safely. Additionally, many available period products are harmful to bothContinue reading “Environmenstrual 2020”

Tech Group September Updates

This month, we spent brainstorming ideas for a project. We came up with three main ideas: (1) An app that lets users know what items are recyclable at different dining locations around campus (2) An app that hosts sustainability challenges for students to complete around campus and gives them real rewards such as coupons forContinue reading “Tech Group September Updates”

Carlow Campus Lab September Updates

This academic year we are continuing to partner with The Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University on educating 4th and 5th graders about different topics of sustainability. Meeting every week, our group is planning monthly virtual lessons and activities with the students to get them involved and engaged in sustainability. The first session, happening inContinue reading “Carlow Campus Lab September Updates”

Booth in Fall 2020

Last year, we began work on a Bambooth that was going to focus on educating the CMU and Pittsburgh community about the construction of a Cracker Plant that is located right outside of Allegheny County. A priority for this booth was to construct it completely out of sustainable materials, and we settled on Bamboo forContinue reading “Booth in Fall 2020”

Tech Team in Fall 2020

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, tech team’s ability to meet in person will be limited, but we won’t let that stop us from building something awesome! The past few years, the tech team has worked on building a robotic garden that can self water and kill weeds using a herbicide through image recognition. This projectContinue reading “Tech Team in Fall 2020”