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Darren Sparkman saves energy and money at Morgan County Schools

PRIDE's Mark Davis presented the Volunteer of the Month Award to Darren Sparkman, facilities director and energy manager for the Morgan County School District.

PRIDE has honored Darren Sparkman for leading a winning team at the Morgan County School District. Sparkman, who is the district’s facilities director and energy manager, oversees the district’s campaign to conserve energy. A 2008 state law required all Kentucky public school districts to adopt such campaigns in response to rising energy costs. The Morgan […]

Russell County Middle School modifies vending machines to save energy

Russell County Middle School Principal Tonya Adams and teacher Jean Clement

Russell County Middle School won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for modifying the school’s vending machines to use less energy. The school’s five refrigerated vending machines now power down when there is no motion nearby, thanks to the Vending Miser devices installed on each machine. A Vending Miser uses a wall-mounted […]

PRIDE Re-Energized: Conserving Energy and Saving Money

PRIDE Re-Energized

Are you paying more for gas and electricity? Energy costs are rising, and that trend will continue. Now is the time to re-think energy to save money. Big savings can add up from little changes — like unplugging your cell phone charger when not in use and changing your furnace filter monthly. You will save […]

How to conserve energy

Click here for more PRIDE Re-Energized information When you look into ways to use energy wisely, you likely will get a sense of how important conservation and efficiency are these days. From utilities to nonprofits to government agencies, programs abound to guide and assist you. Step 1: Call your utilities The best place to start […]

Why to conserve energy

Click here for more PRIDE Re-Energized information To Protect Our Environment Most of the nation’s energy — 83% of it in 2009 — comes from fossil fuels, which are nonrenewable resources. Using less now means these assets will be available further into the future. Burning fewer fossil fuels also means releasing fewer byproducts into […]

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