Schools Stretch Dollar by Going Green

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Plenty of Central Texas school districts are looking for new ways to stretch their education dollars, especially with a new school year starting next week. And some are going green to save.

The Texas School for the Deaf recently got a "green" makeover after it beat out 220 others for a $130,000 grant to make environmentally friendly improvements.

With the money, they bought rainwater collection barrels to keep the school grounds green.

Other green strategies for new school year: they're using energy-efficient light bulbs and motion-activated lights to conserve energy; the grant paid for hands-free faucets and dryers in the restrooms to save water and paper waste; the students will also get lessons in recycling, with bins next to every trash can on campus.

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