Egan Students & Carbon Paw Prints

Posted on December 13, 2015 by  
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Egan Junior High School eighth-gradersTwo local junior high school students are trying to teach dog owners a few new tricks as they set about to prove that what residents feed their dogs can have a lasting impact on the environment.

That is the message two Egan Junior High School students are hoping to spread through a public survey.

Via their Personal Environmental Action Plan (PEAP) project, eighth-graders Riana Sanjeevan and Lily Szalay aim to help pet owners reduce their dogs’ carbon paw prints.

A dog’s carbon paw print equals the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the environment as a result of its maintenance, according to Riana and Lily’s project.

“We found an article that detailed carbon paw prints and how they affect the environment,” said Riana, explaining what inspired them to take on the topic for the yearlong science project.

This is not the first time the girls have conducted a project on dogs; in sixth grade, they did a science project on which dog food dogs like best. Lily owns two yellow Labradors.

The students – currently in the data collection and awareness phase of their project – are asking residents with pets to take their survey to become better informed and possibly make changes to improve the environment.

After the research portion of their PEAP project, the girls discovered that the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the production of enough lamb and beef contained in the amount of dog food the typical dog consumes each day is equivalent to driving the average car between 200 and 300 miles. Yet for chicken production, the impact is closer to 50 miles.


Avenues of Menlo Park

Posted on December 12, 2015 by  
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754 16th Avenue, Menlo Park 94025
Listed at $1,049,000 / Sold at $1,121,000
4 Beds / 2 Baths / Home: 1,390 sqft / Lot Size: 5,350 sqft +/-
Single Family Detached
Represented: Seller