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WSEC Mini-Grants Available

VEEP is offering Whole School Energy Challenge teams the opportunity to apply for small grants to complete WSEC projects in their schools. Here are the options.

Grant Option 1: Green Team Grants

Criteria: Grant requests of $250–$1, adiposity 000 will be considered for projects that will increase energy education learning in WSEC schools, reduce energy use in WSEC schools, or otherwise further the goals of the WSEC green team. The grants can be spent on field trips, assemblies, materials, etc.

Teams should apply by writing a brief, one- to two-page grant request that describes:

  • Teacher who will oversee the project including contact details (e-mail and/or phone number)
  • What the grant will be used for
  • How the grant will help provide energy education, reduce energy use, or otherwise lead towards one of the goals of the school’s green team
  • An itemized budget of how the money will be spent

Financial and reporting requirements:

  • All money must be spent and receipts turned in to VEEP by the end of December 2014.
  • A brief write-up […]
By |November 11th, 2014|Whole School Energy Challenge|0 Comments

Announcing the WSEC Schools, 2014–15 !

VEEP is excited to announce the 17 Whole School Energy Challenge schools for this year!
  • Browns River Middle School
  • Cabot School
  • Essex Middle School
  • Killington Elementary
  • Main Street Middle School
  • Mill River Union High School
  • Montpelier High School
  • Moretown Elementary
  • Northfield Middle High School
  • Putney Central School
  • St. Albans City School
  • St. Johnsbury School
  • Salisbury Elementary
  • South Burlington High School
  • Twinfield Union School
  • Union Elementary
  • Woodstock Elementary

Here’s a interactive map of the schools:

 
Teams at the 17 schools are already setting goals and planning for their year. Kick-off events at each school will be happening soon via entire school assemblies, activity fairs, and more. Look to connect with your school’s team to see if you can help with any of their projects.
We’re all looking forward to seeing the savings add up at these schools as the awareness of conservation spreads from the green team to the entire community. Check back in for progress reports later in the fall!
By |September 15th, 2014|Whole School Energy Challenge|0 Comments

Whole School Energy Challenge deadline extended to July 15

Essex Middle School students install insulation in a window to test the effectiveness of a set of donated thermal shades as part of their school's involvement in the Whole School Energy Challenge. Essex Middle School students install insulation in a window to test the effectiveness of a set of donated thermal shades as part of their school’s involvement in the Whole School Energy Challenge.

The deadline to apply to be a Whole School Energy Challenge school starting this fall has been extended to July 15, 2014. Have you been thinking about applying, but weren’t sure where to start? Be in touch, and we can help you to develop your proposal.

What is the Whole School Energy Challenge, anyway? We have a page with answers just for you.

By |June 27th, 2014|Whole School Energy Challenge|0 Comments

Ready to Help Your School Get Energized? VEEP is Now Accepting Applications for the Whole School Energy Challenge 2014–15!

WSEC_logo_smallDo you have an active environmental club that wants new ideas and opportunities to collaborate with other schools? Does your school facility manager need help from the real impact makers (students!) at your school to change occupant behavior to reduce energy costs and lower the school’s environmental impact? Do you want support assisting your entire school community to engage in energy conservation, viagra order awareness, and literacy?

The Whole School Energy Challenge (WSEC) partners have ideas and support!

VEEP, the Vermont Superintendents Association School Energy Management Program, Efficiency Vermont, and 13 schools across the state have collaborated to reduce participating school electric use in the current year by an average of 6% vs. their baseline year usage. An impressive 11 of 13 participating schools have reduced their usage! Lake Region HS saved the highest percentage: 32.7% (comparing 2013–14 usage to their baseline year).

The WSEC begins its fourth year this fall. All interested applicants are encouraged to submit applications by June 30 (see below to download). […]

By |May 27th, 2014|Whole School Energy Challenge|Comments Off on Ready to Help Your School Get Energized? VEEP is Now Accepting Applications for the Whole School Energy Challenge 2014–15!