What is Watt Watchers of Texas?
Watt Watchers of Texas is an energy efficiency program designed to help schools and families save energy and money. Founded in 1985 as The Watt Watchers of Texas, the original program focused primarily on student patrol groups assigned to areas of the school, checking for energy waste in the form of building lights. If students find lights on in empty rooms they would leave “tickets” and remind people to turn the lights off. Over the decades Watt Watcher energy patrols have saved participating schools around the State from hundreds to thousands of dollars in energy costs each year.
In 2018, Watt Watchers relaunched as an updated version of the original program that builds upon the patrol program and related materials. The digital program design allows teachers to have easier access to materials. Additionally, the digital platform can continuously and seamlessly update and will help save material cost for districts. Designed to go deeper than just turning the lights off, students, teachers and families will now have the opportunity to learn about energy conservation and cost saving tips through modern, everyday categories, such as food, water, and transportation.
If you have questions about the program or getting connected with other Watt Watchers teachers, reach out to our Program Manager Bri Miller.