Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Today's Energy Insight

I went into the supply cabinet at the ESC to grab a refill for my tape dispenser and was pleasantly surprised to find "greener" tape. The box says the tape is made with over 65% recycled or plant-based materials. How cool is that? So then I did a little research and found a coupon for this tape.  Click here to go to a website where you can print out a coupon for Scotch transparent greener tape. On the site it says the tape is made with over 75% recycled or plant-based materials, even better!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Today's Energy Insight

According to Energy Star, currently in the average U.S. household, 40% of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. Across the country, this equals the annual output of 17 power plants. WOW! That is a lot of wasted energy!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Get Energized!

A new year with the SEE program is officially underway! The primary focus of the new campaign is to ENERGIZE everyone within the district to CHARGE UP! their energy-saving behaviors into habits by evaluating our successes and challenges.

There are some very exciting activities coming to our district this year including a new game show, a human powered generator and some other really fun and educational tools to share with students and staff.

Stay tuned for more information and details on what all lies ahead as we get charged up and energized to continue working on our award winning energy-saving efforts!
Thanks for doing your part!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Today's Energy Insight

Eighteen percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are associated with raising, processing, packaging and shipping meat products for human consumption. If every American substituted a plant-based protein dish for a meat dish just once per week, the carbon dioxide reduction would be equivalent to taking more than 500,000 cars off the road.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Extra Extra...

Read all about it! There was a recent article in the Sun Post about the Energy Star award received in the Robbinsdale Area School District. Just click here for the link to the article.