Wayzata School District in Minnesota isn’t afraid of creative ways to save energy. The suburban district located 13 miles west of Minneapolis is a longtime powerED participant at each of its eight elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
Wayzata School District students excel because they have access to enthusiastic teachers that know how important it is for students and parents to get engaged. More than 10,000 teachers, students and parents have pledged to cut energy waste since engaging in McKinstry’s powerED program. That call to action has paid off. The district has reduced energy consumption by 26 percent and avoided more than 5,600 metric tons of carbon emissions.
On October 30, Oakwood Elementary is taking energy savings one scary step further in a combined Halloween and Energy Action Month celebration. For one “spooky day,” the school will keep as many lights off as possible to raise awareness and demonstrate action.
Grab your flashlight and watch the energy savings roll in!
Join McKinstry and our clients as we celebrate Energy Action Month by pledging to take action. If you think you can’t affect the future of energy consumption, you’re wrong. It takes all of us, every day, taking actions small and big. Together, we CAN build a thriving planet.