Site Turns Students onto Energy Conservation
The Alliance to Save Energy has launched a Web site (www.ase.org/kids) focusing on energy efficiency messages aimed at today’s tweens. The site provides news written by kids for kids, Web links to interactive energy games, as well as online educational activities and resources. Students can participate in the Appliance Olympics, which features Energy Star-labeled refrigerators, clothes washers and torchiere lamps racing against conventional appliances. Students also are encouraged to play an active role in conserving energy at home by taking a home-energy audit and participating in a home-energy scavenger hunt. In addition, educators who visit the site can join the Alliance Green Schools Program, a hands-on K-12 program that trains students and teachers on how to reduce school energy use so that savings can be used to improve education.
This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.