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Published on July 1st, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Lexington One students go green at Sustainability Camp

Lexington One Sustainable “Green” Solutions Camp attendees assemble power generating systems while studying the fundamentals of energy production.

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Students from the across the district attended the Lexington One Sustainable “Green” Solutions Camp June 9–12, at the Center for Sustainable Solutions at Gilbert High.

Rising eighth- through 11th-graders attended the week-long camp and were introduced to the fundamentals of energy production, causes and implications of global climate change, and the importance of energy efficiency in modern homes.

Students built a motor to discuss how electricity is produced, assembled power generating systems, tested the performance of model home insulation using infra-red cameras and visited the Sonoco Recycling Columbia facility.

“Throughout the week students discussed major problems facing our planet today and explored solutions to those problems. The goal of the camp was to encourage students to think globally and to consider a career in this exciting and extremely important field of study,” says Center for Sustainable Solutions Lead Teacher Chris Klaes.

At Gilbert High’s Center for Sustainable Solutions, students study fields of sustainability, environmental science, renewable energy and green building methods. The center offers a two-year, four-semester program for 11th- and 12th-graders. For more information about the program, visit http://www.lexington1.net/centersofstudy/default.aspx?page=GHSSustainableSolutions.html.

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