A national online competition challenges students in grades 4-8 to build the fastest, best designed, and most visually stunning solar vehicle they can imagine.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Tanque Verde Unified School District in Tucson, AZ, is going green on all four of its campuses with solar power installations expected to generate 2 million kilowatt-hours each year.
An Ohio organization focused on cutting electricity costs for school districts in the state has partnered with a company that develops software-as-a-service applications to manage facilities, maintenance, and technology.
The Battle Ground School District in Clark County, WA will add $3.9 million in energy efficiency upgrades in an effort to reduce operating costs and lower carbon emissions.
With government data centers on the verge of major changes, how can states balance their technology needs with their financial reality?
Maryland's Caroline County Public Schools has completed construction on three solar photovoltaic installations with an expected combined yearly output of 2,800 megawatt hours of electricity.
Indiana Area School District (IASD) is moving forward with plans for $16 million in energy-efficiency improvements to its schools, maintenance buildings, and administrative buildings.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has recently gone public with its decision to install solar power systems at 26 schools to save $25 million over 20 years.
High school students in Rockport, Maine are using their school's new wind turbine—purchased with funds raised by the students—to study energy issues and find ways to reduce energy consumption on campus.
An e-waste recycler has launched a new goal tracking feature that shows school and district participants how close they are to their yearly fundraising goal.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
New York City Public Schools is receiving more than $1 million in funding to support a pilot program on sustainable energy designed to draw students into STEM-related fields of study.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
New Jersey's Toms River Regional Schools has completed construction of a 4.5-megawatt photovoltaic solar system.
Three California school districts have completed solar projects designed to save more than $32 million in electricity costs over 25 years.
Two schools in a small district in Maryland will be able to take advantage of a new solar installation that will also produce electricity for three other entities in the community. The project is the first public sector solar system in the state to benefit from a new law that allows for aggregate, net-metering, whereby one solar system can serve multiple customers.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Four Tucson-area schools will soon be solar-powered.