There are so many reasons for NMUSD to cut back on energy!
By reducing the amount of energy we use, we can significantly cut back on district spending. This means that more of the money gets spent on things that we really care about: programs for schools, new equipment…you get the idea.
More money for teachers and staff
More education and development programs
Every time we switch on a light, or make a cup of coffee, we use energy. Every time we use energy, we release Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. CO2 is one of the main gases that contribute to Global Warming, which is a big threat to the planet, not only because it puts us in the hot seat, but because it causes a greater incidence of floods, storms and drought!
For more info, go to the EPA page http://www.epa.gov.
By example, we can teach our future generation to preserve our natural resources. Energy is a very precious resource and right now, most of our sources of energy are from non-renewable fossil fuels. By using energy wisely, we can better provide for our children, as well as teach them to see the “bigger picture”.
For more information on fossil fuels, go to this energy site, http://www.fe.doe.gov/education.