Watt Watchers is an energy efficiency program designed to help schools and families save energy and money. Over the decades, Texas school districts that participate in the Watt Watcher energy patrols have saved thousands (and, in some cases, hundreds of thousands) of dollars in energy costs each year.
Another event that’s coming up is Texas Independence Day. March 2, 1836, Texas adopted the Texas Declarations of Independence which officially declared Texas independent from Mexico. This document was signed by 59 delegates and marked a monumental moment in Texas history. Sam Houston Day is also observed on March 2, to celebrate the birth of an important leader, Sam Houston, of the Texas Revolution.
Texas is too good to waste so let’s save energy together as we celebrate our history and independence. Let’s take care of Texas by promoting the use of renewable energy through our Where Does the Wind Blow activity. In the United States, wind resources vary greatly. Several geographic pockets have much higher and more profitable wind speeds. The wind corridor of the United States extends from North Dakota south to Texas, where winds blow reasonably fast, and the land is flat and relatively affordable, a compelling combination for the construction of wind farms. This activity helps students appreciate Texas’ wind power compatibility and appreciate how cool the Texas landscape is.