Wanna fly over the tallest dam in the U.S.?!? Hop aboard the “Energy Express!”
“Energy Express” is a live action, scripted comedy for K-12 students that was shot at numerous renewable energy plants. Using teen actors and drone camera footage, viewers get to “fly over” the tallest hydroelectric dam in the U.S. and one of the most expansive wind farms in the world. The episode explains how and where various forms of clean energy are produced, and why renewable energy is better for the environment and human health. The episode uses humor and computer generated imagery (CGI) to engage young audiences in the important discussion of how to convert our economy to one that is run on renewable energy.
“Energy Express” is part of a four-episode series called, “jEnergy”, which is the video blog of a teen named Jenna who is on a quest to learn all she can about energy. Other episodes cover topics such as: why energy is so important in our lives; the correlation between energy use and carbon emissions; and nonrenewable energy sources. The series was produced by the Go Green Initiative (GGI) whose mission is to conserve and protect natural resources for future generations. The GGI was founded in 2002 and is operating in over 3,200 schools in all 50 U.S. states and in 73 countries around the world. More than 2.5 million students attend schools that have adopted the Go Green Initiative.
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