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Kitchen Audit

Lesson Description:
Your goal will be to identify energy use in the kitchen of your school. The kitchen is a busy place in your school and is also a place where water and energy is used in many different ways. There are probably ways that your school’s kitchen could be more energy efficient, but budget constraints may make this difficult to implement. To learn more about energy use in the kitchen, observe the kitchen staff in action and conduct a brief interview by asking them the following questions. (Note: Enlist the support of the administration, the custodial staff, kitchen staff, and other teachers as needed to complete this audit.)
Lesson Type:
  • Audit

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Green Building
  • Water

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
  • Green Building Program
  • Green Energy Challenge

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Kitchen Audit.pdf
Located in: Math | Science

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