Would your school benefit from a classroom of new ENERGY STAR® laptops?
Anaheim Public Utilities is offering a competitive award for two schools that demonstrate energy and water sustainability initiatives.
What is the Sustainable Schools Award?
The objective of the Sustainable Schools Award is to recognize Anaheim schools that have made strides in environmental stewardship at their campuses and in their curriculum. Anaheim Public Utilities (APU) would like to partner with schools in fostering sustainable energy and water programs through creative and meaningful ways, coupled with educating students and staff on the importance of doing so. Each winning school will be recognized by APU who will present 30 Energy Star® laptops.
Examples of Sustainable Schools:
Instructions to apply:
Only one application per school is allowed, and two applications per school district will be considered. If your school is selected, a release will be required to be executed to accept the award and authorize photos for use by the City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department.
For more information contact Shant Boodanian at 714-765-4258
or e-mail Sboodanian@anaheim.net
In 500 words or less per question, describe your sustainability efforts in the following categories. Photos may be uploaded along with the application.
Two Anaheim schools per year will be selected as the winners of the Sustainable Schools Award based on the following criteria (subject to available funding).
Anaheim schools will be judged on the following criteria:
APU has a number of sustainability programs that your school can utilize to enhance your application. Please indicate which Programs you would like an APU representative to provide more information about or assist you with determining metrics for past participation.
Campus Energy and Water Surveys
A no-cost consulting service that will receive a customized on-site analysis report, which will identify opportunities to help use energy more efficiently.
Energy Rebates and Payment Assistance
Helps pay for energy efficient upgrades including lighting, air conditioning, or refrigeration through rebates or repayment over time on utility bills.
Public Access Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Rebates
Helps pay for installation costs up to $10,000 per charging station for publicly accessible EV chargers.
Provides trees at no cost for building shading to reduce the need for air conditioning usage.
Solar for Schools
Installs APU-owned and maintained solar shade structures at local public schools.
Drought Tolerant Gardens
Provides financial assistance to install drought tolerant demonstration gardens on school campuses to educate students on the importance of water conservation using native plants instead of turf.
Water is Life Poster Contest
An annual contest for students to showcase their artistic creativity with the message that “water is life.”
Solar Cup (High School)
An annual contest for High School students to create a solar powered boat to compete with various tasks. Financial sponsorship is available for participants.
Traveling Science Labs
A traveling scientist will come to classes and provide a hands on lab for students based on appropriate science standards.
EnLIGHTenment (Light Bulb Fundraiser)
An innovative fundraiser that will provides light bulbs at no cost to students to be used as a fundraiser.
Water Cycle Field trips
Field trips are provided to K-6th grade students to learn more about the environment based on grade appropriate science standards
Home Sustainability Surveys
Students take home surveys to conduct around their household to identify areas to improve water and energy efficiency. Classes with most responses receive a pizza party.
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