Sunny Soleado Students

  • April 22, 2009
  • Soleado Elementary
  • Rancho Palos Verdes  CA
  • 3rd Grade
  • 80 Students

  • Paul  Wormser
  • Senior Director, Engineering
  • Solar Energy Solutions Group
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Continue using engineering to create and build environmentally friendly technology.

Students' Reaction

The class was full of energy and excitement.

Questions I was asked

I’m just a kid, so what can I do to offset the damage from factories?

Almost all items we find in a store, from a sweatshirt to a video game, were produced in a factory. As we have learned, factories often contribute to climate change by using fossil fuels. This means that when we buy something in the store, CO2 was released into the atmosphere when the item was produced.

We are able to help reduce the amount of CO2 released by reducing, reusing and recycling.

Overall Impression

The students were wonderfully engaged in the discussion. I was impressed time and time again by their questions and the extent of their knowledge. They are poised to take the baton from us and change the world – for the better, of course!