In July of 2009, 3 high school freshmen formed GreenTree of Tulsa as an environmental group that would help reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Our plan is to plant trees in Tulsa and surrounding areas to sequester Co2. While working on this project we came to realize that not only the planet and humans are affected, animals are also greatly affected. Climate change and high Co2 levels are severely harming the polar bear's habitats. Due to their dangerous situation, polar bears have become a large part of our project. Since July of 2009, GreenTree of Tulsa(GTOT) has planted over 2,150 trees to help save the polar bears and our environment.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Wind Power

During my trip to Colorado over the holidays I saw a couple instances of wind power in use.

In western Oklahoma we came upon 100's of large wind turbines on a ridge in the prairie. I looked into wind power and the facts are pretty impressive.

Wind spins the large blade, which turns a shaft connected to a generator that produces the electricity. Each turbine generates enough electricity to supply 600 homes with electricity.

Wind energy industry is booming. Worldwide use has more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2006.

Countries that utilize wind power most:
1. Germany
2. Spain
3. United States
4. Denmark

States that have the most wind turbines:
Texas, California, Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma

Wind is plentiful. Wind power is a clean, renewable resource. It produces no air or water pollution.