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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - CoPIRG's Energy Service Corps spend spring break making a difference
    session and it s beautiful place to spend spring break Pre 12 Education CU Denver campus organizer Kim Stevens and CU Boulder student Helen Katich help kids at New Horizons preschool make Turn the lights off covers for their light switches at home Over a two week period Energy Service Corps volunteers presented in 36 classrooms and educated over 750 K 12 youth They went to every school in the Durango school district except one and provided engaging hands on educational presentations for students of all ages that focus on the value of conserving energy and promote environmental stewardship Through fun interactive games like Energy Jeopardy volunteers left students with concrete ways that they can save energy at home and at school from turning off electronics to switching to CFL light bulbs The presentations received great reviews from teachers and officials in the school district Ashley Hillmer 6 th grade science teacher at Escalante Middle School said the presentations in her class were fantastic Volunteers were prepared and prompt Their lesson plan was phenomenal From left to right CU Boulder student Helen Katich and CU Denver student Matt Ferrell with Needham Elementary 1st graders UCCS student Alison Smith leading a discussion with Durango High School students Manna Soup Kitchen CoPIRG s Energy Service Corps volunteers with Libby Culver of the Durango School District Deacon Lou Kiene of the 1st Presbyterian Church Warren Smith and Sarah Comerford of the Manna Soup Kitchen and Mayor Michael Renden outside the Manna Soup Kitchen On Thursday March 24 th Energy Service Corps performed a basic energy assessment and upgrade to the Manna Soup Kitchen in Durango Throughout the week a group of Energy Service Corps volunteers were in the soup kitchen by 5am every morning to make breakfast for the Durango community They formed

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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Students Spend Spring Break Weatherizing Homes
    and money in their homes Volunteers also helped to immediately make a difference by sealing up drafts with weatherstripping and caulk replacing light bulbs and distributing power strips We hosted our kick off in Atlantic City at the Covenant House which is a very large privately funded agency that provides food shelter immediate crisis care and an array of other important services to homeless throwaway and runaway kids Brian Nelson Director of the Covenant House joined us to help make their buildings more energy efficient Our work in Atlantic City was on the NBC 40 local news and was highlighted in the Press of Atlantic City You can read the article at http www pressofatlanticcity com news press atlantic city article a5f41e38 2fb8 11df befb 001cc4c03286 html The following day we traveled to Newark to educate more communities about energy efficiency We performed six assessments and weatherizations in the city including the Newark Vocational High School where we weatherized six classrooms and the library We then all gathered at the Boys Girls Club where we were able to assess their building and help weatherize it Michelle Burgess Director of Community Engagement at Newark Now and Robert Sikora Director of Education

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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - CALPIRG Energy Service Corps Encourages Students to Make Energy Pledges
    why they should conserve energy CALPIRG has its hand in issues that affect college students directly or indirectly Meltzer said Whether that be health care or lowering the cost of education closing tax loopholes so more money goes into education The energy service core is a joint collaboration Professor Mark Starik who taught courses about the role of energy in the world economy at George Washington University proposed these courses at SF State early this semester now offered through the College of Business with Starik leading the class This is a complex issue Starik said Forming an educated opinion and then taking an appropriate action when the former often takes time and the latter often takes money can be challenging One negative consequence of wasting energy is the arctic ice shelf shrinking according to Meltzer He said the arctic ice shelf has reduced to half the size it was in 1980 Meltzer said arctic shelves are melting because the earth is warming which has to do with global warming and is linked to over consumption of nonrenewable energy like coal oil and gas As we continue to burn that dirty fuel it sends pollution into the air and in turn warms the earth causing the ice shelves to melt Meltzer said CALPIRG hands out energy pledges to people that include some energy conservation tips such as turning down the heat or air conditioning changing old light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs CALPIRG also suggests plugging electronics into power strips and turning them off when not in use CALPIRG organizers emphasize how easy it is to save energy and that some of the smaller actions have the biggest impact If every household in the U S just switched two of their regular light bulbs for two energy efficient CFL bulbs the

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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - San Diego
    PIRG Energy Service Corps San Diego

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/san-diego (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Irvine
    PIRG Energy Service Corps Irvine

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/irvine (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Los Angeles
    PIRG Energy Service Corps Los Angeles

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/los-angeles (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Riverside
    PIRG Energy Service Corps Riverside

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/riverside (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Claremont

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    Original URL path: /claremont (2016-04-29)