Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:24pm
David Moody and Rodrigo Farias stood on a scaffold, measuring meticulously, because it all had to fit just right. The two high school seniors had each studied solar panels for more than two years, but this was the first time they’d ever climbed on to a roof to install one.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 2:49pm
Five schools generated more than $16,000 in savings by turning off lights, unplugging appliances, programming room temperatures, and removing microwaves from classrooms.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:23am
A $2.2 million project is underway to create solar energy at the St. Clair County Regional Education Service Agency campus in Marysville, Mich. The 2,000 solar panels will produce about 500 kilowatts of energy, which is enough to power about 70 homes.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 3:10pm
Finding funding for education is not easy for many school districts, but Campbell County has come up with an interesting way to make some cash. All 12 of Campbell County schools now have 50-kilowatt solar system installed on the roof of the buildings.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:20am
One of the most promising models for changing the way we feed kids is known as "farm-to-school," and it involves connecting schools with fresh, locally grown food and food and agriculture education opportunities. But there are still some common misconceptions. Here are the top 5 myths about farm-to-school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 1:27pm
The Connecticut Technical High School System, in partnership with Energize Connecticut, opened the state's fourth e-house at Platt Technical High School in Milford. Each 16 ft. by 20 ft. structure, which was built by students, incorporates weatherization, energy efficiency labs, and solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:37pm
The Lenawee Intermediate School District (Adrian, Mich.) opened the Center for a Sustainable Future, a $4 million, 9,000-square-foot building. The school and its surrounding 75 acres of fields and forests will serve as a living laboratory for the future of agriculture.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:37pm
Pennsylvania schools that adopted solar power say their arrays are performing as expected, in some cases generating 100 percent of building electricity. In the Bethlehem Area School District, five of 22 schools have solar panels.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:49pm
During lunch recess at Oak Manor Elementary School, most of the thirsty kids did not visit a drinking fountain to get water. Instead, they lined up to fill their colorful plastic bottles at the school's nifty new "hydration station."
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:57am
When the Archbold and Pettisville school districts brainstormed ways to reduce their electricity bills during the mid-2000s, they arrived at a common solution: wind power. Students, teachers, and school officials celebrated Wednesday the completion and operation of identical 750-kilowatt wind turbines at each community’s main school complex.