Conserve: Energy

In the U.S… energy use and utilities account for 34 percent of a school’s maintenance and operations budget.

All schools applying for a conserve: energy green step must (are encouraged to) participate in either the Cool School Challenge or the EPA’s  Climate for Action Program or similar program that helps students evaluate their carbon footprint. Climate for Action may be more appropriate for younger grades.

What Students Can Learn…

  • Weblinks
  • Duke Energy Play

What Students Can Do…

  • Perform fall and spring energy audits and report improvements.
  • Swap light bulbs
  • Flatten boxes

How Can Students Teach Others…

  • Label light Switches
  • Give awards to adults who consistently turn off lights and computers at the end of the day.

Helpful websites for Kids Energy Games

Conserve: Energy Web Resources