Energy Island: How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world

Energy Island: How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world

Allan Drummond / Apr 22, 2019

Energy Island How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world Hold onto your hats It s windy on the Danish island of Samso Meet the environmentally friendly people who now proudly call their home Energy Island At a time when most countries are producing ever inc

  • Title: Energy Island: How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world
  • Author: Allan Drummond
  • ISBN: 9780374321840
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hold onto your hats It s windy on the Danish island of Samso Meet the environmentally friendly people who now proudly call their home Energy Island.At a time when most countries are producing ever increasing amounts of CO2, the rather ordinary citizens of Sams have accomplished something extraordinary in just ten years they have reduced their carbon emissions by 140% aHold onto your hats It s windy on the Danish island of Samso Meet the environmentally friendly people who now proudly call their home Energy Island.At a time when most countries are producing ever increasing amounts of CO2, the rather ordinary citizens of Sams have accomplished something extraordinary in just ten years they have reduced their carbon emissions by 140% and become almost completely energy independent A narrative tale and a science book in one, this inspiring true story proves that with a little hard work and a big idea, anyone can make a huge step towards energy conservation.

    Energy Island How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Energy Island How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World It s windy on the Danish island of Samso Meet the environmentally friendly people who now proudly call their home Energy Island At a time when most countries are producing ever increasing amounts of CO, the rather ordinary citizens of Sams have accomplished something Energy Island How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Energy Island How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed their World Allan Drummond on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Hold onto your hats It s windy on the Danish island of Samso Meet the environmentally friendly people who now proudly call their home Energy Island. How Floating Energy Islands Could Power the Future How Floating Energy Islands Could Power the Future The ocean harbors abundant energy in the form of wind, waves and sun All of these could be sampled on something called an Energy Island a floating rig that drills for renewables instead of petroleum The concept is How does the Pika Energy Island compare Pika Energy Pika Energy s Harbor Plus smart battery is shown in blue System Specifications The Pika Energy Island is the most powerful solar plus storage system on the market. Energy Island How One Community Harnessed the Wind energy reading Energy Island AUTHOR S BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Allan Drummond Allan Drummond is an author and illustrator His illustrations have appeared in The Royal Mail, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, The Observer, and The Times Currently, Mr Drummond is at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Energy Island How one community harnessed the wind and Energy Island How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World Then one day, a change occurs in this community The Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy chooses Sams as the ideal place in Denmark to become independent of nonrenewable energy resources The man to head up the huge task is a teacher named Soren Hermansen. TeachingBooks Energy Island How One Community The text Energy Island How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World does not yet have any Informational Text Complexity Qualitative Measures Rubrics filled out Perhaps you can help Add your own assessment to this crowdsourced measurement. Samso World s First % Renewable Energy Powered Island The Energy Academy functions as a conference center where companies, scientists and politicians can come to discuss renewable energy, energy savings and new technologies, and learn firsthand how Samso successfully implemented their year renewable energy plan combined with its current focus of becoming a fossil free island by . Lesson Plan Energy Island by Allan Drummond Blogger Aug , Teacher reads aloud Energy Island How One Community Harnessed the wind and Changed Their World by Allan Drummond and discusses the book with the class Teacher explains students will complete an inquiry project using library resources. How the Pika Energy Island Works YouTube Aug , The Pika Energy Island is a smart energy managemen Power, efficiency, flexibility No other solar plus storage system offers so much in such a simple design.

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    1. This book appeals to all genders and although there are a lot of facts on the sides of some pages, I think this could be for ages first through fifth. It is a story about a windy Danish island and how they became known as energy island. This book is about conserving and how one person can make a big difference on conserving natural resources. There are facts on the sides of some of the pages to explain some terms further for example the term wind energy and how it works. For younger elementary s [...]


    2. A small island community in Denmark determines to become more energy-efficient by using the one resource they have in abundance--wind. Lead by schoolteacher Soren Hermansen, they begin by setting up windmills and then move on to other energy saving measures, such as riding a bike instead of driving a car, and putting up solar panels. I especially liked two things about this book. First, it presented some of the objections the grownups had when first presented with the idea of saving energy. Seco [...]


    3. Audience: Primary grades, but the older ages. Children who are curious about how things work and how to make the planet better. Also students who like to get more in-depth information than a normal book would give. Appeal: it gives great in-depth information for the curious reader. The pictures really help to explain things that students might not quickly understand.School Library Journal Best Books 2011: NonfictionDIGITAL BOOKBenjamin Franklin from PebbleGoAudience: very young readers who aren' [...]


    4. With cartoonish illustrations, this book tells the story of how one small island in Denmark slowly adopted a sustainable lifestyle. It explains the efforts of one leader as well as the efforts of an entire community to make such a dream become a reality. While this story is told in a friendly and familiar tone suitable for younger children, there are several pages with sidebars explaining different concepts about energy in more typical, formal nonfiction language. Concepts covered include energy [...]


    5. How can you not love a book where the peoples' names are Soren, Jorgen, Ole, Mogens,?? Jens, and Petra, Ingvar


    6. The story of how one island in Denmark switched to using only renewable energy sources.Isn't it curious how we humans don't want to be put out of our routine, even for a better change, unless we're forced to? That's pretty much what happened on this island. The citizens have been informed of how they could change, many people agreed that moving to sustainable energy sources would be good, but few people did anything about it until a bad storm cut off their nonrenewable energy sources. A fascinat [...]


    7. Genre: InformationalGrade Level: 3-6This book is different than any other informational text I've seen- it combines a true narrative combined with straight traditional informational text. I think this would be an awesome book to read with the class to talk about renewable resources and their realistic possibilities, as well as what they can do to help the planet.


    8. Children's Picture Books/Informational - Most appropriate for grades 3-5This is a really interesting informational book about a city in Denmark that utilizes renewable energy. This would be great for a science integration in the classroom. It has a fun feel to it but also includes some really helpful information about renewable energy.


    9. Love the message in this book as well as the illustration. Early readers will enjoy the story, but it is a book that will need explanation. This is an excellent STEM book and includes sidebar information about technical and scientific components of the book.


    10. This informational book was perfect for grades 3-5, and could be used when doing a science unit about energy and sustainability! A unique feature of this book is that there is a green stripe at the edge of some of the pages, and this includes information about sustainability and renewable energy!


    11. One of those picture books that is a one-time-read, but awfully inspiring. Of course, now my son wants us to build a giant wind turbine in our backyard. Maybe we will!


    12. Good explanation of the gradual process of changing to green energy through one community's experience. Appealingly told by keeping the human angle to the fore; informative.


    13. I absolutely loved this book! I had never known about this island before and would love to share it someday with my students. All about renewable energy and working together.




    14. “Energy Island” by Allan Drummond is about the island of Samso in Denmark. Samso is an island with a town like any other except that it’s very windy there. Samso has become famous for how they use energy but before that, they used lots of energy in their heaters, cars, lights, and hot water. Then a teacher named Soren Hermansen came to the island because it was selected by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy as the ideal place in Denmark to become independent of nonrenewable ener [...]


    15. Audience: PrimaryGenre: Non-Fiction, Informational A fiction twin text that I would use with this book is called, "Miss Fox's Class Goes Green" by Eileen Spinelli. The reason that I chose this book is because the "Energy Island" book describes the importance of conserving energy and explains some ways that energy can be used less. "Miss Fox's Class Goes Green" extends from this book because it not only talks about how to conserve energy to help the earth, but it also talks about how to create le [...]


    16. So I would actually refer to this kind of book as a kind of journalism, maybe reportage. The material covered in the story was not found on the most easily accessed internet material, so Drummond has a slice of current information that one would have to piece together with research even if it was available on the internet. Drummond clearly used journalistic techniques, interviewing and fact-checking with local residents of Samsø, Denmark, including teacher Søren Hermansen. The book gathers man [...]


    17. Energy Island is a wonderful story that clearly teaches about renewable and nonrenewable resources. I would recommend this book to others because it is a great story that also emphasizes team work and community work. This book could be utilized in science or social studies to teach students about energy or renewable vs nonrenewable resources. The information on the side panel could be shared during a read aloud, or copied to provide additional reading for students to complete independently.I was [...]


    18. Audience: PrimaryGenre: InformationalFiction Twin-text: The Lorax by Dr. SeussEnergy Island is a book about the island of Samso in Denmark. A teacher, Soren Hermansen from Samso, wanted so badly that the island use renewable resources to power the island instead of needing oil tankers and electricity from the mainland. He tried for years to not only convince the people on the island that renewable resources would be great for them, but to make sure that the people followed through and became ind [...]


    19. Energy Island is the true story of a small commnunity in Denmark that has made huge improvements to their village by moving to independent and renewable energy. The revolution begins in classroom of students and their teacher, who are learning about energy independence. The teacher's excitement about the topic grows in his students. They, too, want to explore how they can get involved with energy indpendence. After years of persuading the rest of the people in town, they all begin to take steps [...]


    20. Audience: PrimaryGenre:Nonfiction Memoir about the Samsø Island people becoming environmentally friendly.Twin Text: Wind Power (Energy for Today) by Tea BenduhnMy twin text is a nonfiction selection that focuses on giving the straight facts pertaining to wind power. This easy read gives the scientific approach to using wind generation, while Energy Island portrays a story of a group who used this practice to their advantage. I would read Wind Power to my students first and then pair withto put [...]


    21. I love stories that show how communities come together to make a difference in problems that seemed impossible to solve, and this picture book features one of those communities on a small island in Denmark. Now called Energy Island, Samso astoundingly--and energy efficiently--reduced its carbon emissions by 140 percent in 10 years. Partly through the use of energy from renewable sources such as the wind but also through the use of solar panels and biomass furnaces, the citizens are making a diff [...]


    22. Summary: This is the true story of how the island of Samso, Demark became completely energy independent. The islanders use wind, solar, and biomass furnaces to power everything on Samso. The book also has informational panels along side the story to give readers more facts about important topics in the story like renewable energy and global warming. Review: This is a great book to start environmental discussions with children. It shows that even small changes make a difference, the importance of [...]


    23. This book goes beyond an inspiring tale of environmental clean-up, it shows the amount of success that can be attained through one community working together. This is a strong topic to integrate in today's classroom as "environmental destruction" and "pollution" will be themes of many students geography and science classes in the future. It is important to give them stories such as this one (even though it fails to mention any harmful affects of building the wind turbines, if there are any) that [...]


    24. A very readable and relatable picture book, blending the true story of a community in Denmark that only uses renewable energy with info blocks about fossil fuels, global warming, etc. The text was broken up nicely, with only a few sentences between each one, which might propel a child further. And having the factoid blocks to supplement the text prevents the subject matter from being boring, which it could easily become. I always love ninfiction picture books that give the reader the option of a [...]


    25. Audience: 2nd - 4th GradesGenre: Non-fiction, ScienceI LOVED this book about how an island in Denmark became 'energy independent!' It took several years and some persuading, but the people who lived on this island worked together and no longer need oil or electricity from the mainland. In fact, they produce so much electricity that they send some back to the mainland.Twin text: "The Berenstain Bears Go Green" by Jan & Mike Berenstain. This book is a great introduction, because most students [...]


    26. Audience: PrimaryGenre: MemoirTwin Text: Using Alternative Energies by Courtney FarrellThis book was about Energy Island, an island in Denmark which became almost entirely energy independent by using wind turbines to capture wind energy. The island uses wind energy to run the island and no longer needs oil brought in or electricity from the mainland. It is a fun nonfiction narrative telling the story of how the island of Samso is making a difference in the world. To supplement this book, I chose [...]


    27. Audience-PrimaryGenre-Nonfiction MemoirAwards- School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 AwardTwin Text-"Generating Wind Power" by Niki Walker. I chose this as the twin text for "Energy Island, by Allan Drummond for a few reasons. One main reason is that both of these are targeted to a juvenille audience and have a very similar topic. Also "Generating Wind Power," gives a definition of energy and tells us about how energy can be formed and where it can come from. "Energy Island" gives a great de [...]


    28. This book is about the history of an island called Samso in Denmark that started using wind energy and how it changed the minds of young people and the town itself. The man who started the idea of wind turbines in Samso was Soren Hermansen. Readers will be inspired by Hermansen's effort to turn his beliefs into action by starting small and thinking big. The illustrations in this book are really beautiful and capture the attention of all readers! On the side of some of the pages, there are explan [...]


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