Archived News Release from 2006
For Immediate Release
Redwood City Launches Conservation Program With Elementary School Students
Redwood City, CA - February 6, 2006 - An innovative program is sweeping through Redwood City, and is leaving a lasting impression!
Last week, many local children brought education home - and their families were delighted when they saw a box packed full of water efficient products that will help save water and money, every day. The City has teamed-up with Resource Action Programs to distribute over 500 WaterWise kits to local elementary schools. Fifth-grade students in several schools throughout the city are spending one week learning the importance of conserving water, and will install high efficiency water-saving tools in their homes and learn techniques for saving nearly half of the water their families use.
But instead of simply reading textbooks and completing traditional homework assignments, the students have the opportunity to participate in exciting activities, games, and projects, and have even been given the tools needed to make changes, turning regular learning into unforgettable conservation knowledge for the students and their families – the hands-on way! During class, students and teachers discussed the significance of water conservation by participating in various activities and assignments. The students were also given a WaterWise Resource Action Kit to take home that contained a high-efficiency showerhead, kitchen and bathroom aerators, an energy cost calculator, an interactive CD-ROM, and more.
The immediate result is an anticipated annual savings of over 4.6 million gallons of water! One of the longer-term benefits of the program is to help create lasting partnerships between local schools and the community while generating enduring attitude changes about energy and water conservation
Here are the schools in Redwood City with participating classes:
- Fair Oaks
- Roy Cloud
- Selby Lane
Resource Action Programs is a family of community conservation programs designed to increase residential resource efficiency and community awareness. For more information, visit their website at www.resourceactionprograms.org. Information on the City’s water conservation efforts is available at www.redwoodcity.org/conservation.
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