Alliance for Climate Education Organizes Contest for Energy Reduction in Schools

April 30, 2012 | By | Reply More

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) is sponsoring its annual “Biggest Loser” contest for schools to reduce the amount of energy they use. This year’s line up includes over two hundred participating groups from schools from all around the United States. There is a national prize of a $1,000 grant to the Action Team that drops the most pounds of CO2, and a regional prize of $500 to the Action Team that drops the most pounds of CO2 in each competing region.

Based in Oakland, California, ACE is a national nonprofit organization that educates America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and through this imparted knowledge empowers students to do something about it. It does so through ACE assemblies that it holds by invitation at schools around the country, and through its Student Action program which includes this contest. 

It was pretty easy for my energy club at Aliso Niguel High School to decide to participate in this year’s Biggest Loser contest since we have already been measuring energy use at our school, but on a much larger scale that this contest requires. The contest is a fun way to motivate your club members to try to accomplish a goal this goal since there is a deadline. The measuring tool of choice: the “Kill A Watt” meter. 

Hope to see your school in the competition!

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I am in my second year of a five year combination BS physics/math and MS systems engineering program offered jointly through Haverford College and UPenn. Helping my community is a lot of fun and means a great deal to me. Through the IEA and other efforts, I've come to learn how much power many can have when there is a clear positive vision, motivation and momentum. "There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist." — Mark Twain

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