Student 'Energy Patrols' in Schools...It's Happening Now
It all sounds so innocent, doesn't it. Teach kids to care for the environment and not be wasteful with resources. When I was a college-aged Democrat I would have bought that line of thinking. I know better now. - Nancy
EPA Celebrates ‘Children Health Month,’ Encourages Recruiting Students for ‘Energy Patrols’ at School
(CNSNews.com) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating Children’s Health Month this October by providing information and health tips on itswebsite, including the importance of energy efficiency in schools.
On the website page is a link to a 26-page EPA report entitled, “Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environment.” In the report’s chapter on Energy Efficiency, the EPA presents a box with items to help establish “Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Schools.”
One of the items in the box reads, “Educate students and staff about how their behaviors affect energy use. Some schools have created student energy patrols to monitor and inform others when energy is wasted.”
For example, the Arizona Public School’s website provides information for setting up energy patrols. The website states “emphasize social action through environmental education gives students a chance to do something about environmental problems instead of just hearing about them.”