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.
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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