Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It's Back to School Time

Coming Soon: A Brand New School Year!

Just as January 1st is a time for making resolutions, the start of a new school year is also a great time to make some resolutions. It could be to be more organized or perhaps to be on-time for every class, meeting or appointment, OR how about this: Resolve to SAVE ENERGY!

Why save energy in a school district? Energy is one of our biggest expenditures and when we save energy, we save money. The funds saved through energy efficient behavior and practices is then available for other more pressing needs. As teachers, staff and administration, we need to be models of energy efficiency for our students, we need to show them what it means to LIVE GREEN everyday!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Today's Energy Insight

It seems we are hearing a lot about climate change these days, especially when we have such extreme weather patterns throughout the country. What is the biggest contributor to climate change?

1)  Cutting down of trees

2)  Failing to recycle plastic

3)  Producing energy

4)  Wasting of water

Energy production accounts for 2/3 of human generated greenhouse gases.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Re-Branding in GREEN!

Sustainability Awareness to Continue as SEE® Ends

After four hugely successful years of participating with Schools for Energy Efficiency®, the SEE program is ending throughout the district. In order to keep up the great momentum of energy and sustainability awareness generated through our partnership with SEE and Class 5 Energy Inc., a new Robbinsdale specific initiative is in the process of being developed and will be launched district wide this fall. Watch for new materials throughout the schools and the ESC including energy dashboards in each building tracking energy use in real time. Think GREEN! Go GREEN! Live GREEN!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Today's Energy Insight

Catch Some ZZZs!
Enabling your computer's sleep mode is a smart way to go green because a sleeping computer saves energy! And remember to turn off your monitor at the end of the day, make sure the power light for your screen is not illuminated indicating it is OFF. If it is glowing amber, it means the computer is off but the monitor is still drawing power and is on. Green indicates the computer and monitor are both still on so be sure the power light is neither amber or green. All of these little things do add up and make a difference!