Tuesday, March 6, 2012

eesmarts Student Contest - cool prizes - see me to enter

eesmarts™ - an energy efficiency learning initiative

eesmarts 2012 Student Contest

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund has announced its eighth annual eesmarts energy efficiency student contest inviting students to enhance their skills in science, writing and technology. Students are asked to answer grade level-specific prompts regarding efficient and renewable energy technologies in a variety of formats including a poem, a news article, an essay and a television commercial.

The contest is open to all Grade K-12 students in Connecticut and all essay prompts align with the Connecticut State Frameworks in science, mathematics and writing.

All participants receive recognition for their submissions and winners will be honored at a special awards ceremony on May 22, 2012 at the State Capitol.

Go here for more information: www.eesmarts.com/contest

Grades 9 through 12:

All letters must be between four and six pages in length – you can include graphs, diagrams and references only if they support your plan. Entries will be accepted via email at eesmarts@uinet.com


Entries and registration forms must be postmarked or emailed no later than Friday, April 20, 2012.

Prizes at each grade level

First Prize: iPad
Second Prize: Kindle or eBook device
Third Prize:Season pass to one of the following museums: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, The Discovery Museum or CT Science Center
Honorable Mention: Energy-Saving Gift Bag


Each entry should have the following information typed or neatly printed at the top, left-hand corner of each page, Student Name, Grade, School, Town, Teacher’s Name, School Telephone

High School Grades 9-12 Contest Challeng –

Reducing Your High School’s Carbon Footprint

Write a letter to your principal about what you and your fellow high school students can do to address the problem of climate change in your high school. What actions can you take to reduce the school’s carbon
footprint? Be sure to include a comprehensive carbon footprint reduction plan, including the installation of energy efficient technologies (example: lighting, boilers, air conditioning), renewable energy sources, recycling, transportation and energy conservation behaviors (example: turning off unnecessary lights). Please submit a four to six page letter addressing the actions you would suggest, any issues or concerns regarding those actions, and any anticipated outcomes. You can include graphs, diagrams and
references only if they support your plan.

See me for help and to submit your entry if you decide to enter.

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