about our big success in the November district-wide energy saving contest.
Dear Eagle Crest,
This is only the first month of the challenge, so please stay vigilant!
Dear Eagle Crest,
This year, our school wide energy audit landed on Halloween! Our Energy Eagles went all around school in their costumes testing lumens and temperature levels in classrooms. We are researching where we can save more energy as a school for the district wide energy saving contest and the good of the planet. We will continue this work this week. The results are recorded here. Check it out!
In STEM on Tuesday, we had a special guest named Mr. Munro! He went on the e-gauge and showed us how it works and what it does. We talked about that for a little bit and then we discussed what takes up the most energy and what takes up little energy. The things that took up a lot of energy were the heating and cooling. He turned them off for one minute and then he turned them back on. You could see on the E-gauge that it took up a lot of energy because it dropped so low and when it turned back on it was was so high. We talked about tech for a little bit longer and then school was about to start and we had to leave. That is what we did on Tuesday with Mr. Munro and the amazing STEM teachers Mrs. Potter and Mrs. Shwirtz.
The final Resource Wise results are in . . . we reduced our energy use by an average of 3.6% per month, saving 5,830 kilowatt hours and earning $583 for our school! That brings our total for the past two years to saving 10,895 kilowatt hours and earning $1,309. Thank you everyone! Money we earned may be spent on any sustainability efforts for our school — if you have ideas about how we should spend our earnings, please let Mrs. Keener or Mrs. Potter know
Last Tuesday morning, we learned about renewable and nonrenewable energy. We learned about ways to save energy and we also went around to all the classrooms to scan the temperature and measure the lumens. Then we all came back when we were all out of time to do that. Two groups were assigned to go to the portables. Then they came back. After the two groups came back, we started to share some of the information we had. We will share more information at our next meeting.
Here are some pictures of the groups!