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星期五, 1月 15, 2016

波市帶動公校學生減緩氣候變化 一學年節省4萬餘元

 More than 200 ninth-grade students at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School will hear from Carl Spector, the City of Boston’s Commissioner of Environment, about what Boston and Boston Public Schools (BPS) are doing to help mitigate climate change. Alliance for Climate Education, BPS’s climate education partner, will facilitate an award-winning assembly that will combine science with pop culture entertainment to create an unforgettable experience.

The event is a result of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s co-sponsored resolution from last summer’s United States Conference of Mayors, titled, “Supporting the Implementation of Climate Education in High Schools Across the United States.”

Madison Park is engaging its students and staff in many green initiatives, including recycling, composting and energy conservation. They are competing in the City’s 2nd Annual Energy Conservation Challenge with the goal of reducing their electricity consumption by at least 5% by turning off lights, unplugging appliances and powering down classrooms and offices over the weekends. In the 2014-15 school year, 19 Boston public schools that participated in this competition saved the district $42,572 in just three months and kept 50% of the savings for building improvement projects. If Madison Park reaches its 5% electric savings goal, it would mean more than $20,000 in savings for just the three-month competition period.