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The Costs of Your Commute: Your Money, Your Time, and the Earth part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Charlie Buehrle

This activity has students investigate their own cost, CO2 output, and time for commuting. They then compare their commute to an environmentally conscious alternative by using comparable metrics.

Biking vs Driving part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Deirdre Smeltzer

How much difference would biking to work one day per week make?

Replacing Household Appliances: Refrigerator part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Krys Stave, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)

In this problem, students compare the energy use of their existing refrigerator with a new refrigerator.

How much energy do you save by doubling insulation? part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Joseph Skufca

Students will be provided the governing equation for steady state heat transfer across a surface. They will use that equation to explore the effect of changing the insulation value on the amount of energy used.

Solar panel statistical tests part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Owen Byer

In this activity, students will determine whether there is a statistically significant difference in the number of watts of power produced on individual solar panels at Bryn Mawr College.

Modeling: (1) Revenue Neutral Carbon Taxes; (2) Accelerated atmospheric C02 concentrations part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Martin Walter

Design a revenue neutral carbon tax and a plan for implementation; together with a model for what happens if we do not institute such a tax-system.

Choosing Between Home Appliances: Benefits to the Planet and Your Wallet part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Corri Taylor, Wellesley College

Students research various options for new appliances and make purchasing decisions based not merely on purchase price, but also on energy efficiency, which has implications for the planet AND for longer-term personal finances. Students calculate the "payback period" for the more energy efficient appliance and calculate long-term savings.

Energy Cost of Engine Idling part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Ben Fusaro

This is an open-ended but elementary modeling exercise about idling energy behaviors and impacts.

Should I Unplug? part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Lori Carmack

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Economics of installing Solar PV panels: is it worth it to the individual? part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Martin Walter

We show that it is economical for an individual to install solar photovoltaic panels in Denver, Colorado; and this is a sustainable strategy for society at large.