Activating EnergyNet

Saving Energy Matters Now and in the Future

Remember this past July and how hot it was . . . the electric company had problems keeping up with the demand for energy needed to keep people cooler and healthier, especially seniors. Some people did not use fans or air-conditioning because they said they could not afford to use them. Some school districts have alternate plans when it is too hot out and students are in classrooms without cooling resources. What can we do to help our district use energy more effectively while keeping costs affordable?

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Authors: Dr. Bonnie Kuhrt, Kathe Lacey-Anderson and Kim Provus from Carl Sandburg Jr. High School in Rolling Meadows, Illinois and Sharon White
Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab. Funded by the Midwest Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education based at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Last Updated: August 17, 1999
http://www-ed.fnal.gov/help/kuhrt/student/index.html