PowerSave Schools

Apply to be a PowerSave School!  Get free support and resources to educate students about energy efficiency and save money on your school's energy costs.

Sustainable Jersey is partnering with New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), South Jersey Gas (SJG) and the Alliance to Save Energy (the Alliance) to bring the PowerSave Schools program to schools within the service territories of NJNG and SJG

Created by the Alliance, PowerSave Schools engages PK-12 students in saving energy and money in their schools – and now, in their homes, too. In response to the COVID crisis, the Alliance developed “EmPowered at Home”, a new component of PowerSave Schools designed to be administered remotely. EmPowered at Home ensures the program’s success in remote, in-school, or hybrid learning models. With NJNG and SJG funding, the Alliance provides the training, guidance, tools, and resources for a successful program.

 

Try the Home Energy Audit by going to: bit.ly/empoweredhomeaudit

Application Information

Program Information

The Alliance will select 37 schools in NJNG's service territory and 30 schools in SJG’s service territory that are registered with Sustainable Jersey for Schools to participate in the PowerSave Schools program. The program directly engages students in participating schools for the full school year, integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles to promote energy literacy through lesson plans, hands-on activities, and competitions. Students will use the school building, or their home with the EmPowered at Home materials, as a learning lab to solve real-world problems and generate cultural change by making energy efficiency visible, important, and doable. 

The PowerSave activities are parallel to action items under Sustainable Jersey for Schools, providing schools with the opportunity to earn points toward certification while integrating student and faculty engagement that results in innovative energy-efficiency projects and ideas for best practices from which other schools can learn.

The PowerSave activities are parallel to action items under Sustainable Jersey for Schools, with the opportunity for schools to earn points toward certification while integrating student and faculty engagement that results in innovative energy-efficiency projects and ideas for best practices from which other schools can learn.

Earn Points for These Sustainable Jersey for Schools Actions:

Other Actions Related to Participation in PowerSave Schools:

Eligibility Requirements

Schools must be located within NJNG’s service territory or SJG’s service territory and registered with Sustainable Jersey for Schools to be eligible.

Questions about PowerSave Schools and applications should be directed to Doug Abbott at dabbott@ase.org

For questions about Sustainable Jersey for Schools and how to register, please contact Véronique Lambert at schools@sustainablejersey.com.

 

This PowerSave Schools Opportunity is made possible by