Category Archives: Siemens Challenge

Planet Chillers: 2014 Siemens Team

The Planet Chillers came to Green Acton in the Spring of 2014. They spoke to us about the impact of food choices on climate change. Continue reading

Black Gold Miners – 2011 Junior High School Siemens Team

The Black Gold Miners came to Green Acton in 2011. Continue reading

Siemens Challenge

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is the premier national environmental sustainability competition for K–12 students. Through project-based learning, students learn about science and conservation while creating solutions that impact the planet.

Green Acton is honored to host meetings at which these students can present their projects, get feedback, and answer questions. Some of the student groups we’ve worked with are:

  • Planet Chillers
  • Ace ReDeucers
  • Black Gold Miners
  • Siemens Jr. High team: Global Warming, Livestock Farming, and Food Choices
  • Siemens Sr. High team: Addressing Global Warming and Air Pollution by Increasing the Truck Fuel Efficiency
  • Envirothon team: Acton PAYT project

Ace reDeucers: 2012 Siemens Team

A team of four RJ Grey Jr High students called the Ace reDeucers attended the February 2012 Green Acton meeting and educated us on how and why to reuse and recycle tennis balls. Visit the Ace reDeucers Website for more.

Hosted Teen “Black Gold Miners”

Hosted teens competing in Siemens Challenge (“Black-Gold Miners” presented on composting).

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is the premier national environmental sustainability competition for K–12 students. Through project-based learning, students learn about science and conservation while creating solutions that impact the planet.

Green Acton is honored to host meetings at which these students can present their projects, get feedback, and answer questions. RJ Grey Junior High 8th Graders competed for the Siemens Challenge put together the presentation “We Can Change the World (through Composting)”.  As part of competition, the students, who call themselves “the Black Gold Miners” (a term for compost is black gold) created a provocative power point showing that the average Actonian produces 4.6 pounds of trash/day and that more than a quarter of this is compostable. The group explained how some area towns make money (in Lexington more than $1 million/year) from collecting compost and that Acton could lower its carbon footprint as well as reduce trash collection costs if it acted similarly.  The Black Gold Miners are actively seeking support for this effort in the town.

http://cty.jhu.edu/imagine/docs/Black_Gold_Miners.pdf