Students in the Greater Victoria School District (SD61) have fun while helping to save energy.
SD61’s new Lights Out initiative has students design stickers for light switch covers that encourage staff and students to turn off lights when no one is in a classroom.
The stickers cost less than five cents to make, and the school district believes they can save as much as 10 percent on lighting energy costs.
“The Greater Victoria School District is committed to creating a more sustainable learning community and providing opportunities for our students to participate in hands-on initiatives that support this goal,” said Superintendent Deb Whitten. “Involving students in energy-saving projects not only increases engagement in learning, but also helps them develop lifelong energy-saving habits.”
The program was piloted at Tillicum Elementary this fall, and students from Hillcrest Elementary and Torquay Elementary are currently participating in the initiative.
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