Get ready for big savings! This year, you have the opportunity to take a leadership role in saving energy and money in your school by joining the Empowered Team, a group of students dedicated to creating an energy-conservation culture in the school and community to save as much energy as possible. As part of the Empowered Team, you will:
*build leadership skills
*use up-to-date metering technology and web data software
*learn how energy is created and used through field trips and
*use creativity to brainstorm and accomplish real solutions
*make a difference in your school and community by facilitating real-world
projects that save a LOT of money and energy!
Students from Riverside Middle School's Energy Club recently took the time and initiative to teach other students about energy. Matt (6th grade) and Jaycie (5th grade) spent 3 weeks making a Power Point presentation during energy club. They presented the Power Point to 4 blocks of 5th grade science classes, helping students to understand energy and the importance of energy conservation. Way to go, Matt and Jaycie!
Tracy Keesee, Energy Club teacher at Cactus Valley Elementary, recently surrendered to accusations from a student that she had left her blinds open all weekend, altering the room temperature and thereby wasting valuable energy from the HVAC system. Perhaps an embarrassing episode for the school’s leader of energy conservation efforts, but in Mrs. Keesee’s defense, she did have a good reason. She was making an end-of-quarter piñata for her students and left the blinds open so the sun could help it dry. All things considered, probably a worthwhile motive, but good job CVE students for being conscientious!
Highland Elementary School's Empowered Team was given the following prompt: "Who Saves Energy in Your Life?" Here's what they came up with:
"My mom is an awesome energy saver because she closes her blinds to keep the heat in!"- Moriah
"My dad is the person in my life who saves the most energy. Before I leave my room he always tells me to turn off the lights and the TV."- Raul
"My teacher saves the most energy. She unplugs and turns off all the lights. She unplugs computers and her laptop charger, and her pencil sharpener, TV and VCR."- Eric
"The person in my life who saves the most energy is my mom. My mom saves energy by turning off the lights. My mom also keeps the lights off all day. Meanwhile my mom walks everywhere she goes. She also keeps the heat on low to save energy. In conclusion I chose the best energy saver for a mom."-Syd
"My mom is a good energy saver because she does not use as much power as she used to. That helps because we don't have to pay as much for our energy bill. My mom also does not have the windows open all the time. My mom is a good energy saver."- Jess