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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 […]

Four Jackson County Schools share PRIDE education award

McKee Elementary School students with PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award May 2012

Annville Christian Academy, McKee Elementary School, Sand Gap Elementary School and Tyner Elementary School shared the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for participating in the Energy Oscars, which honored excellence in producing videos about the value of saving energy. Students created four videos that promoted energy efficiency with great creativity and persuasiveness. […]

Four Jackson County Schools win “Energy Oscars”

Energy Oscars - vote for your favorite energy efficiency video

On April 30, several Jackson County students enjoyed the “red-carpet treatment” at the Energy Oscars, which honored excellence in producing videos about the value of saving energy. Jackson Energy Cooperative and PRIDE unfurled the red carpet at the Jackson County Area Technology Center to premiere four videos that promote energy efficiency with great creativity and persuasiveness. […]

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 […]

Jackson County Schools’ award-winning energy team

Jackson County Schools, PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month - November 2011

The Jackson County School District’s Energy Team earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for November 2011. The award recognizes the team’s success in conserving energy and saving money. In the 2010/2011 school year, the school district cut its energy costs by $46,521, an 11% reduction. Congressman Hal Rogers […]

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