Over 2,000 students statewide will learn about energy efficiency in October as part of the Power Pledge Challenge. Chugach is among a number of utilities and organizations from Mat-Su, Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, and Juneau hosting the challenge as part of Energy Awareness Month. As part of the challenge, students complete a hands-on activity using the AK EnergySmart curriculum, learn how to calculate their energy usage, and learn ways to reduce energy use at home. They then conduct an online home energy audit with their families to identify specific actions they can take to use energy more efficiently.
Over the past five years, the challenge has grown from 700 students in Anchorage to more than 2,200 throughout the state, competing for regional and statewide prizes. Each region will award one class with a pizza party with a special guest and/or power plant tour. The statewide “grand” prize is a pizza party and $1,200 worth of energy-related classroom supplies.
Educators in Anchorage interested in the presentation, please contact Kate Ayers at email@example.com. Photo courtesy of Tim Leach.