Harmony Environmental Science Students become Energy Leaders

The students in Harmony’s Environmental Science class have been nominated as Energy Leaders because of their dedication to helping younger students learn about renewable energy resources and energy conservation.

 Energy Leader Achievements:

  • These 14 incredible students helped teach over 370 local students about renewable energy resources such as solar and wind power through engaging in hands-on activities through the MCEC Solar, Wind & Watts Roadshow
  • They visited 17 classrooms across 6 schools and gave out over 350 LED lights to young students to help them educate their families about energy efficiency and to help reduce utility bills at home.
  • They have shown themselves to be leaders, teachers, and catalysts for positive change in our community.

We are so proud to have such  inspiring youth in our community!

Know someone in the community who is making a huge difference? The Energy Leader award is presented to individuals that have shown significant achievements in energy efficiency and sustainability in Monroe County. Help us recognize these community all-stars by nominating an Energy Leader today!

Energy Leader Criteria:
To be considered for an Energy Leader award, individuals must display commitment to one or more of the following areas that have resulted in meaningful outcomes (on any scale):

– Improving home energy efficiency
– Sharing energy saving knowledge within the community
– Developing or utilizing innovative energy saving techniques
– Energy Ambassador certification or a member of a MCEC       committee dedicated to reducing energy consumption in Monroe   County.

Know an Energy Leader? Click here to make a nomination

Sarah Swartz: Energy Leader

Sarah was nominated as an Energy Leader because of her dedication to helping her students become community leaders in energy.

 Energy Leader Achievements:

  • Her environmental science class at Harmony school helped teach over 370 local students about renewable energy through the MCEC Solar, Wind & Watts Roadshow!
  • She inspired her students to become community leaders and teachers in energy conservation
  • She helped train her students to give presentations on solar and wind energy to 2-4th graders, as well as to teach engaging activities on energy conservation.
  • This year her students have used less paper in the classroom and have become more environmentally conscious

We are so proud to have such an inspiring teacher in our community!

Know someone in the community who is making a huge difference? The Energy Leader award is presented to individuals that have shown significant achievements in energy efficiency and sustainability in Monroe County. Help us recognize these community all-stars by nominating an Energy Leader today!

Energy Leader Criteria:
To be considered for an Energy Leader award, individuals must display commitment to one or more of the following areas that have resulted in meaningful outcomes (on any scale):

– Improving home energy efficiency
– Sharing energy saving knowledge within the community
– Developing or utilizing innovative energy saving techniques
– Energy Ambassador certification or a member of a MCEC       committee dedicated to reducing energy consumption in Monroe   County.

Know an Energy Leader? Click here to make a nomination

The Fierce Urgency of Now: MLK Event

Join us for dinner, a movie, music and a cause to celebrate MLK day!
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We will be screening the film “Time to Choose,” a in-depth look at climate problems and solutions. Musician Carrie Newcomer will be preforming and a light dinner will be provided. imagesInspired by Dr. King and the struggle for civil rights, an environmental jutice movement is gathering strength to protect the planet and all life on it. Nine local groups dedicated to building a stronger world through sustianability, equity and community are partnering to bring you this incredible MLK day event. Each group will speak briefly about their strategies to combat climate change, with groups representing local, state, and national level activities.

This is a free event but tickets or e-reservations are required. Please visit http://choosejan15.wordpress.com/ for a ticket.

Participating groups:

103_shutterstock_88550854-740px“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King.

Sarah and Neil Kopper: Energy Leaders

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Sarah and Neil have been nominated as Energy Leaders because of their dedication to conserving energy in their home and around town.

Energy Leader Achievements:

  • Sarah and Neil save energy and set an example by walking and biking for transportation
  • They use their A/C minimally and keep the thermostat low in the winter
  • They also save energy by only hang drying their laundry
  • Currently upgrading to LED light bulbs
  • They use minimal appliances to save energy

We are so proud to have such an inspiring family in our community!

Know someone in the community who is making a huge difference? The Energy Leader award is presented to individuals that have shown significant achievements in energy efficiency and sustainability in Monroe County. Help us recognize these community all-stars by nominating an Energy Leader today!

Energy Leader Criteria:
To be considered for an Energy Leader award, individuals must display commitment to one or more of the following areas that have resulted in meaningful outcomes (on any scale):

– Improving home energy efficiency
– Sharing energy saving knowledge within the community
– Developing or utilizing innovative energy saving techniques
– Energy Ambassador certification or a member of a MCEC       committee dedicated to reducing energy consumption in Monroe   County.

Know an Energy Leader? Click here to make a nomination