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Green Power Use and Opportunities for K-12 Schools

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
1:00-2:00 pm (EST)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm (EST), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership (GPP) hosted a webinar entitled "Green Power Use and Opportunities for K-12 Schools." The webinar examined how elementary, middle, and high schools can capture economic, environmental, and educational benefits by using renewable energy.

The webinar featured presentations by Judy Asselin, Sustainability Coordinator at Westtown School, a pre-K-12 school in Pennsylvania, and Margaret Watson, President of the Green Schools Alliance (GSA). Ms. Asselin discussed the benefits and lessons learned from Westtown's wide-ranging and evolving sustainability efforts, including the use of 100 percent green power, and the curricular tie-ins and campus-wide culture shift that have accompanied these efforts. Mr. Kennedy discussed the use of both on-site solar power and purchased green power at Lycee Francais, and Ms. Watson presented on the GSA's work to help accelerate the adoption of renewable energy by K-12 schools.

Webinar participants also learned about an opportunity to join the GSA's green power purchasing consortium Exit EPA Disclaimer made up of K-12 schools, enabling participating schools to purchase renewable energy in a simple and efficient manner by aggregating demand and reducing administrative burdens.

Speakers included:

  • Mollie Lemon, Communications Director, EPA's Green Power Partnership
    Presentation (PDF) (9 pp, 1.2MB, About PDF)
  • Judy Asselin, Sustainability Coordinator, Westtown School (West Chester, PA)
    Presentation (PDF) (17 pp, 2.5MB)
  • Terrence Kennedy, Director of Facilities, Lycee Francais of New York (New York, NY)
    Presentation (PDF) (7 pp, 479K)
  • Margaret Watson, President, Green Schools Alliance
    Presentation (PDF) (12 pp, 1.1MB)

To request an audio recording of the webinar, send an email to Mollie Lemon (lemon.mollie@epa.gov).

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