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How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools From Budget Cuts


Environment  (tags: alternative energy, americans, climate-change, conservation, ecofriendly, environment )

Kit
- 643 days ago - alternet.org
Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.



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JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 11:41 am
An idea whose time has come that can also improve school budgets and preserve jobs--thanks for sharing this Kit (& I have shared, too)
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 1:05 pm
All we REALLY need to do is WANT to do it!
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 2:25 pm

I still want all schools to use some of their land to grow food. Children need to see it growing, be a part of the process and learn what good food is and the cafeterias, could offer some decent food.

What a surprise, alternative fuels not only work but save money.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 5:51 pm
This is just great! And what an amazing maths! Plus the learning-teaching-passing on effect as an extra bonus.
Yes Kit, that is desirable and I don't see why it could not be done as well. But I hope that at least your school kids do plant seeds and watch them grow, somethingour kids and I had to do already in elementary school.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 4:37 am
It just makes sense to save money & stop using coal.
 

John S. (300)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 4:43 am
Thanks, interesting article.
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 4:46 am
Right on! Solar Power...it'll last for 5 billion years...
 

Karen R. (87)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 5:19 am
good news! thanks
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 5:37 am
amazing, somebody SEES solutions to problems... BRAVO
 

Kip Mapes (28)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 6:24 am
We do not inherit this world from our ancestors, we barrow it from our children. old native saying and so true. Pay attention to what they want to learn teach them what we can and they will make the improvements necessary in their own time.
 

Vicky Barman (8)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 7:21 am
it is good to start from educational institute. at least our future gen would have the soft corner for nature..
 

Margaret Brooks (8)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 7:52 am
Thanks for posting this story. It's so important for kids to absorb, early, that protecting the environment is critical and renewable energy is key.
 

aj E. (164)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 9:00 am
thx.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 9:30 am
I found this interesting as my school district is looking for grant money to solar power our gymnasiums.
 

Dave C. (214)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 9:36 am
Go Solar!!!!
 

lisa O. (6)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 10:36 am
Yes, the budget crisis is the thing that motivates people more than anything. Glad some good is coming from it!
 

Julia D (0)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 1:50 pm
This is so neat, I wish more people understood what a difference investing in these things!
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:19 pm
Solar schools -- that's hot!
 

Christeen Anderson (467)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:20 pm
It's about time that they take action on this very important issue. Thank you.
 

M D (0)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 4:38 pm
Let's do it! Good way to create jobs and grow the economy. Goodbye to so much fossil fuel, too!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 5:25 pm
Good news , thanks !
 

Stella Gamboni (17)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 7:39 pm
Green works!!!
 

Barbara DeFratis (23)
Friday November 23, 2012, 7:50 am
Now If Only there was a way to convince the powers that be at the Condominium Development where I live that this can work for us too.
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:00 am
This is more than wonderful!! Can you imagine if we did that all over the globe.... Thanks for posting, I re-shared this!
 

Diane K. (136)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:20 pm
Thanks, Kit!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:47 pm
Thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 5:26 am
Great news. Now let's get others going. My roof is covered in solar panels.
 

Tamara Mendelson (1)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 11:52 am
All the local schools where I live have these
 

g d c. (0)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 1:28 pm
ty
 
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