On September 17th Western Wayne High School Students in grade nine experienced the THINK! ENERGY Innovation Program. This program is an interactive, hands-on presentation with a take home energy efficiency kit for each participating student and teacher. The program teaches the importance of energy, natural resources, and environmental resources, and gives each participating student’s family energy-efficient technologies to install at home.
Students and staff in the high school received innovation kits on September 17. The kits included two faucet aerators, a water conserving shower head as well an advanced smart energy power strip. 206 innovation kits were distributed overall. This comes to 4,632 new LED bulbs distributed to the Western Wayne School District since the program’s launch in 2015. This program will also result in a number of mini grants for the teachers in the high school as well.
Western Wayne freshman Ireland Swingle said she has used the showerhead, faucet, and power strip.
“The showerhead gave a lot more power than my old one,” Ireland explained. “It feels good to help the environment by using these things.”
Fellow classmate Kevin Marcinkevich agrees on both counts.
“I noticed an improvement with water flow when using the showerhead,” Kevin said. “It is nice to help the environment by making simple changes.”
Another classmate Frankie Leyshon has really been enjoying using the power strip.
“You can plug in an Xbox, iPhone charger, television, and computer all in at once,” Frankie explained. “It is neat to watch the strip conserve energy when certain parts of it are not in use.”
The Think Energy Innovation Program has been brought to the schools by the National Energy Foundation, PPL Electric Utilities and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. For more information or questions, please contact National Energy Foundation at 1-855-494-2942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.