PowerDown! Energy Reduction Competition - School Year 2016-17
Congratulations to the winners!!Gilmor Elementary - 1st place and $750 prizeelectricity use down by 18.9%City Neighbors High School - 2nd place and $500 prizeelectricity use down by 15.4%George Washington Elementary - 3rd place and $250 prizeelectricity use down by 14.8%Twenty two schools participated in the competition from February 27 to March 24, 2017 to see which school could lower its electricity use by the greatest percentage compared to the month prior. Students and staff helped to raise awareness about building energy use and conserving energy. City Schools spends millions of dollars on utilities each year and wants to engage students and save resources by turning off lights, unplugging appliances, and making good choices when it comes to energy usage.
In the one month competition, participating schools saved over $8,500. If we could save at comparable rates at all our schools, we could save between $645,000 and $2.7 million next year! Explore the details.
Thank you to the Baltimore Energy Challenge for their help with the competition, as well as for their School Energy Hub grants to 18 schools.Take a look at this PowerDown Challenge by the Augusta Fells Savage student green team!
ACCE George Washington Elementary Arlington EMS Gilmor Elementary Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts Graceland Park EMS Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Harlem Park EMS City Neighbors High Independence School Local 1 High Commodore John Rodgers EMS
KASA Digital Harbor High Lakeland EMS Eutaw Marshburn Elementary Mary Ann Winterling Elementary Falstaff Elementary National Academy Foundation Forest Park High Patterson High Franklin Square Elementary Reginald F. Lewis HighPartners
- City Schools - Rajeshri Bachubhay, Energy Specialist. Raj compiled the energy use data for participating schools.
- City Schools - Joanna Pi-Sunyer, Green Schools Coordinator. Joanna provided overall support for the competition.
- Baltimore Energy Challenge (BEC), met with your teachers, staff and/or students on ways to save energy, including these possible activities.
- National Energy Education Development Project - NEED - has lots of free curriculum resources that you can sort by age level and topic, and by NGSS and english/language arts correlations. There are also introductory Energy Infobooks
- Buy, Use, Toss - taking a closer look at the things we buy - $5 from Facing the Future
- EnergyKids has free teacher resources
- See more resources on the Energy Conservation Toolkit.