The Green Warriors program is a program through the Cornell Cooperative Extension that teaches incarcerated youth about sustainability and trains them in related skills that are applicable once they return to their hometowns. Cornell’s Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World helps this program by designing lessons and helping to build demonstrations for the instructors. Previous lesson examples include a green energy week challenge, which looked for ways to save energy around their detention center and a “build your own circuit” kit centered around solar energy. The team also visits the Finger Lakes facility for semi-annual graduation ceremonies and hosts youth on tours of Cornell University. Currently the team is working with Environmental Engineering professors to design more lessons. This is an ongoing project.
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