Since 1991, October has been recognized as National Energy Awareness Month. Energy Awareness Month was created to encourage governments and organizations to raise awareness of the importance of sustainably managing the nation’s energy resources. This year, the Department of Energy is focusing on strengthening the resilience of our federal facilities through energy optimization and enhanced cybersecurity.
Every action campus-wide or at individual students’ homes contributes towards energy saving possibilities. Our Keep Your Cool Naturally activity helps encourage students to be more aware of their energy usage and energy waste. This activity designed for students grades 3-5 teaches students about how to be conscious of cooling their homes and some key ways to keep their houses cool naturally, saving energy and money!