Environment Infographic

Greenhouses

Greenhouses- The district is using a greenhouse in order to grow food so that are school can self sustain itself. The greenhouses will need to have a specific temperature in order for the plants to grow correctly that you will have to monitor. The reason we are using greenhouses are because we can grow food that we normally couldn't during certain seasons or if the don't naturally grow here. We also use green houses to utilize renewable energy resources.

Hydroponics

The district have hydroponics as our innovative way to grow food for the school. The hydroponic systems are going to be put inside the greenhouses. The reason we are using hydroponics as our way to grow food is because, the food grown from hydroponics is more nutritional it is also more efficient than normal farming. It will cost around $10,000 depending on the type of hydroponic system we use.

Eco-Friendly Materials

Eco-Friendly Materials- Our School of The Future has to be as innovative as it can be so our school has to be made to be as energy efficient and environmentally friendly to possible pave the way for future schools. We can use recycled steel, laser lights and vacuum insulation panels these materials all increase the efficiency of the school.

The World's Growing Population

Population and Food in the Future- By 2050 the population is expected to grow to 9.6 billion and according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) our food production will have to be increased by 70% from what it is today to avoid starvation. As the population grows exponentially technology will have to keep up with it. So the district wants to come up with innovative ways to create food and save energy to prepare for the future.

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Sources

Reference for the chart: "Cowling Allotment Group." : November 2011. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2016.


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