Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It's MEA Week

Do you know what MEA stands for?
MORE ENERGY AWARENESS!

So please try to be MORE ENERGY AWARE
and set a good example for our staff and students!

(For followers of this blog not in Minnesota, MEA also stands for Minnesota Education Association and a short hand way to refer to fall break in districts throughout the state.)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Energy ACTION Month

October is Energy Awareness Month
but besides just being aware, why not consider it...
ENERGY ACTION MONTH!
Simple actions YOU can do include
(but are not limited to)
  • Flip off your light switch
  • Turn off your monitor
  • Re-use, re-purpose, recycle when you can
  • Replace old bulbs with CFLs or LEDs
  • Use a power strip
  • Add a layer instead of turning up the heat
Every little action counts and all add up to make a huge difference.
Thanks for taking ACTION!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Energy Awareness Month

October means football, pumpkin spice everything and Halloween, of course. But October is also National Energy Awareness Month. This month of recognition dates back to September 1991 when President George Bush made the declaration encouraging government and organizations to raise awareness of the importance of sustainably managing the nation's energy resources.

So what can you do in October, and all year long for that matter? It doesn't take much, in fact Archbishop Desmond Tutu has a famous quote that fits quite nicely with being energy conscious.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

Why is Energy Management
Important in Our School District?
  • About 30% of the energy consumed by schools is used inefficiently or unnecessarily.
  • Annual energy costs average nearly $250 per student!
  • 80% of greenhouse gas pollution is from the production, distribution and disposal of energy.* (* according to the EPA and Energy Star)
  • Energy is a major source of avoidable spending.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Classroom Visits!

The district Energy Efficiency Coordinator is now scheduling classroom visits for this fall and beyond. Sheri is ready to get out and about in the schools to work with all the fabulous kiddos in the district. For the younger grades, she can be a guest reader and share a couple of great eco-friendly books including Curious George Plants a Tree followed by an interactive discussion at their grade level about energy efficiency. For the upper elementary and middle grades she has a fun energy game show to share with the students or a hands on demonstration about energy. At the secondary level there are several options for activities and classroom presentations. The Energy Efficiency Coordinator can be reached at extension 8104 or via email at sheri_brunner@rdal.org
Make it a fun and energy efficient year, everyone!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Simply Stated

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Back to School Time!

It's that time of year again... Ready or not, a New School Year is just around the corner and it’s a GREAT time to make a resolution to save energy! Be a model of energy efficiency for our students and staff by practicing energy conservation every day. By being mindful of our energy use and working together, we can and do make a difference!

Thanks for doing your part by being Energy Smart!