4 Fun Facts about Saving Energy at School
Think saving energy at school is boring? Think again! Here are some fun facts about what happens when you conserve energy in your classrooms, bathrooms, computer labs and across the district!
- A hot water faucet that leaks one drop per second can add up to 165 gallons a month. That’s more than the average person uses in two weeks!
- Turning off the lights in your classroom for just one hour saves enough energy to keep two pounds of pollutants out of the atmosphere!
- Replacing six interior incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs can keep 566 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere — and save you about $30 — each year. Just think of how many light bulbs are in one school and then multiply that by 19 buildings!
- Across the country, computer monitors waste about $900 million dollars n electricity per year from being left on while no one is using them.The least efficient schools use three times more energy as the best performers – how does your school measure up?
Robbinsdale students love saving energy!