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Students for conserving energy

Dear Editor:

As students at Basalt High School we feel that our school, and furthermore the whole Roaring Fork School District, uses too much energy. Over the past few weeks of researching this issue we have decided that something must be done about this.

Our proposal as a solution to such a large problem is to begin with doing an energy audit on the schools every five years. This will identify the most problematic areas in the schools, and from there, money can be invested to correct these high-use areas.

The last step of this solution would be to inform the staff monthly of ways to conserve energy and give an update on the school’s energy expenses. While this process may be costly at the beginning, it will pay off after a few years.

After a school-wide survey, it was agreed that energy conservation is very important and the best place to start making a difference is in our own schools. Please give us any feedback or opinions at projectcitizen01@gmail.com. Today is the day to start making a difference … start close to home!

Lauren Emenaker, Abby King, Jeffer Flores, Matt Wells and Ray Terry

Basalt High School


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