Officials from the Tangipahoa Parish school system and representatives from Entergy Solutions and Energy Wise joined students, teachers and staff from Ponchatoula Secondary School on April 25 for a learning experience centered on energy efficiency and real-world applications to save money through reduced electricity consumption, says a press release.
Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley attended the educational workshop, which is offered to high school students through the Entergy Solutions school kit program and Energy Wise. Entergy Solutions is Entergy Louisiana’s energy efficiency program, and Energy Wise is the School Kit program’s contractor.
The Entergy Solutions school kit program works with local schools to enhance energy efficiency learning with lesson plans focusing on sources of energy and electricity, how electricity is created, and ways whose students can help their families save money by reducing electricity consumption, according to the release. Participating students receive energy efficiency kits to install in their homes with the help of an adult. The Entergy Solutions Energy-Saver Educational Kit includes LED bulbs, water-saving showerheads, water-saving aerators, and a shower flow and faucet meter bag.
“Once these energy-efficient items are installed, students and their families can begin tracking their savings,” said Heather LeBlanc, Entergy Louisiana, Regulatory Affairs. “The kits provide a great way to implement the program’s energy efficiency lessons beyond the classroom and provide families with a way to reduce their utility bills. »
The Entergy Solutions School Kit Program is available at no cost to participating schools or students. All middle school classes at schools served by Entergy Louisiana are eligible to participate. To visit www.entergy-louisiana.com/energy-efficiency-program/school-kit/ to learn more.