Watt Watchers of Texas: Texas is Too Good To Waste™

10 Ways to Save Energy in the Classroom

April 17, 2020

Saving energy by reducing consumption in Texas is a job that every person at every age can help to participate in and create a better world. At Watt Watchers of Texas, we want to bring energy-saving and conservation efforts into the schools and classrooms throughout the state. That is why we have developed the Student Energy Patrol Program to help your school become more energy-efficient and educate children on ways they can participate and make a difference.

Being more energy efficient is beneficial to both the environment and your school as a whole, so it is important to show your students and staff how to save energy. You will be able to lower your school’s energy bills and build good conservation habits that will carry its advantages to your homes as well.

Here’s How to Save Energy at School

As you are beginning your Student Patrol program, here are 10 ways you can save energy in your classroom and throughout the school to help set an example for your students:

  • Turn off the lights in classrooms when not in use
  • Put computers in “sleep” mode when not in use
  • Start a recycling program
  • Advocate for carpooling among parents as well as staff and teachers
  • Being reusable water containers to school rather than one-time-use plastic bottles
  • Have students power down personal electronic devices such as cell phones and tablets
  • Keep the door closed to make sure your climate-controlled rooms aren’t letting the heat or air escape - HVAC waste is a major energy issue
  • Unplug gadgets (overhead projectors, TVs, smartboards, etc.) in the classrooms when not in use
  • Check for high energy-consuming electronics throughout the school and replace them
  • Join the Watt Watchers of Texas Student Patrol Program

These are just a few of the many energy conservation tips and tricks you and your students can implement throughout your school. As part of an energy conservation team, you can help your school reduce its energy usage and save much-needed money and resources for more important items for the school.

Contact Our Texas Energy Conservation Experts

If your Texas school (grades K-12) is ready to learn more about saving energy, Watt Watchers of Texas is here to help. We are a state-sponsored STEM program working to boost energy literacy for students like yours so that your school can save money on energy bills. Our Student Patrol Program will involve the students, teachers, staff, and parents so that everyone feels they have contributed to the success of their school’s energy efficiency. Contact us today to learn more about our mission and to get the resources you need to implement the Student Patrol Program at your school.

Watt Watchers of Texas is a Partner Program of Smart Energy Education.
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