It's Your Planet Too - Ep1: Tipping Point
It's Your Planet Too! • 4m 58s
What Can Kids Do About Climate Change? - Mission: Tipping Point - The term “tipping point” is used in science to describe some sort of “point of no return”, or the moment at which some event becomes unstoppable.
In physics, we might have some kind of object just sitting there, perfectly
balanced. If we add some weight to it, or stack another object on top, they
might begin to lose that perfect balance, even just a little bit. We could add a little more, and a little more, and a little more. Now all that extra weight might cause it to sway back and forth a lot, until - with just the right amount of weight added - it sways a bit too far and topples to the ground.
That’s the tipping point!
Something you may not know is that people can have a tipping point too.
With people, a tipping point happens when a large number of people - a
group, or a community, or a country - change their behavior really fast, and in a dramatic way.
In this episode, we’re going to explore some of the ways that our culture is
experiencing a tipping point when it comes to our desire and ability to help
Up Next in It's Your Planet Too!
It's Your Planet Too - Ep5: Zero Waste
Food Waste and the Waste Stream - How We Can Achieve Zero Waste
Today at HOPE Headquarters, we’re talking about the waste stream, and a
concept called zero waste. You know, many of us use stuff at home and at
school, and then throw away whatever’s left that we don’t need. Some of it
may go in the...
It's Your Planet Too - Ep4: Fuel from...
What Happens to Your Garbage? Making, fuel From Trash Using Hyper-Speed and Composting. You probably know that we humans make a lot of garbage. We use stuff and we throw it away, everyday. You may also know that we use a lot of fuel, especially fossil fuels like coal to create electricity for our...
It's Your Planet Too - Ep3: Solar Cul...
Solar Culture - Think Outside the Box
You might already know that a solar farm is a piece of land where we set up a huge number of solar panels to generate electricity from the Sun’s energy.
You may have seen these farms in pictures or videos, or maybe you have
some near where you liv...