The 2011 ReNew Our Schools competition has concluded.
And the winners are.....
Greatest percentage of energy reduction within (and overall) the City of Boulder- Summit Middle School
Greatest percentage of energy reduction outside the city of Boulder- Erie High School
Next greatest percentage of energy reduction overall- Horizons K-8
Each of these schools will receive an award valued up to $25,000 to make renewable energy or energy conservation changes to their school!
Best Effort Category- We know that many schools put in tremendous effort over the last two months, but one school in particular put in an amazing effort, given their size and infrastructure challenges. Congratulations to Fairview High School for Best Effort! Fairview saved a lot of energy, thoroughly engaged their community, and made well documented suggestions for improvements to their school. Fairview has won a whole school eGauge energy monitor system for their school!
As you know, we also had separate energy reduction contests over the two school breaks:
Greatest percentage of energy saved over Thanksgiving Break: Erie High School
Greatest percentage of energy saved over Winter Break: Coal Ridge Middle School
Each of these schools has won a whole school eGauge energy monitor system (or equivalent prize)!
The Center for Resource Conservation and our partners are impressed with the level of effort students, their households, and their communities put into this competition!
Thank you all for your efforts!
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Schools use a tremendous amount of energy, but that provides an opportunity to conserve a lot of energy
.... and you can help!
The ReNew Our Schools Program is providing you with an opportunity to win prizes for conserving energy in your schools and homes. Join our energy competition and not only will you be able to save your school and community energy and money, you will have the chance to compete for some amazing prizes, such as a solar array for your school!
What? An energy conservation competition. The competition will be a combination of reducing energy use in the schools and in the surrounding community.
When? The competition will run from November, 2011 through early January 2012. The selection process for the contest will begin in September, 2011.
Who? Any public middle or high school in the Boulder Valley School District or St. Vrain School District is eligible.
How it works? Schools selected for the competition will compete in two ways: reducing energy use in the school and signing up homes in the local energy efficiency program, EnergySmart.
What the winners get? Even though everyone who saves energy wins, the schools that are the top performers win great prizes such as a solar array for their school (or an equivalent prize). There will be a variety of other prizes awarded.