Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Classroom Energy Diet

February 28, 2017

Dear  Family and Relatives 

Is your energy bill too high?  Would you like to reduce it?  We have been participating in the the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge.  We are learning about the ways we waste energy and about alternative energy sources.
Non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuels and coal cost money to acquire and once they are used, we have to get more.  Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal power are all sources of energy that don’t run out.  This means that we can use them over and over again.
We are asking you to participate in the challenge “Sign up or Sign out”.  We are asking you to pledge to make an effort to reduce your energy usage.  We have created an online pledge form.  We want as many people as possible to sign up to make an effort to reduce their energy usage.  
It’s easy to start reducing the energy you use.  You can:
  • turn off lights when we leave a room
  • turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth
  • use electronics less
  • turn off lights, unused electronics, and unplug chargers before you go to bed
  • shorter showers
  • turn off the tv when no one is watching
  • use recyclable paper towels instead of air dryers
  • recycle your empty cans and bottles

Reducing our energy consumption is good because it helps the earth. 
Renewable energy sources use less energy in the long run, and will cost less.  
Spread the word, encourage everyone you know to take part.  We are spreading this electronically, to reduce paper usage and conserve energy.  To take the pledge and sign up by going to energydiet.canadiangeographic.ca
at the top of the page, click on classrooms, then search for Strathmillan.  Click on Lightning Lightbulbs, and towards the bottom of the page is a link to sign the pledge.  You must have a valid email address to sign.  We are trying to get more than 150 signatures.  

Thank you for supporting us and the earth
Students of Room 12

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