Pictured above: Alexandra Tudose, SD42 manager, energy & environmental sustainability (left) and Glenwood VP Jennifer Beveridge.
Before staff at Glenwood Elementary left for winter break, they made sure to switch off lights, unplug appliances and turn down the heat.
In total, they turned off or shut down 285 items, which earned the school energy cost savings over the holidays.
It also made the school the winner of the second annual Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 Holiday Shutdown.
“I want to thank all the staff at participating schools for their efforts,” said Alexandra Tudose, SD42 manager, energy & environmental sustainability. “The energy savings really add up.”
A total of eight schools signed up for this year’s shutdown and more than 500 pieces of equipment and lights were turned off or shutdown.
“Glenwood staff were excited to work together to minimize our ecological footprint over the holidays,” said vice-principal Jennifer Beveridge. “End of day before the Christmas break we were all eagerly unplugging.”