Learn & Earn
St. James Elementary School, Duluth
Fourth- and fifth-graders at St. James Elementary School calculated their carbon footprints. Third-graders learned about seasonal ways to save energy. And first-graders discovered their inner "energy detectives."
Cloquet Elementary Schools and Pequot Lakes Middle School
If middle school students in Pequot Lakes, MN, and fifth graders in Cloquet, MN, were cartoons, they might be walking around with light bulbs over their heads—energy efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs!
Chisholm High School
Students in the environmental studies class at Chisholm High School received a check for $2,000, earned in the Learn & Earn program sponsored jointly by Minnesota Power and Lake Country Power.
Connor-Jasper Middle School, Bovey
Science students at Connor-Jasper Middle School in Bovey were impressed at their results after side-by-side comparisons of incandescent bulbs and CFLs using light boards and meters provided by Minnesota Power.
Through the Learn & Earn program, Crosby-Ironton schools earned $1,300 to benefit energy and environmental education at the schools.
Cuyuna Range Elementary School, Deerwood
Students at Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Deerwood earned $1,200 in the school’s company-sponsored Learn & Earn program.
High school juniors and seniors from the Honor Society promoted the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs and distributed rebate coupons, earning money for each compact fluorescent light bulb sold during their Learn & Earn campaign.
Hermantown Middle School
There’s a joke at Hermantown Middle School, sparked by a recent energy awareness campaign and fund-raising event. It goes like this: How are middle school students like compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs? Answer: They’re all very bright, but they don’t use much energy.
Little Falls Community Middle School
Through Learn & Earn, students at Little Falls Community Middle School have educated their parents, fellow students and community about the benefits of energy conservation and they have earned money to support their school’s science curriculum activities and buy new lab equipment.
Long Prairie/Grey Eagle Schools
By purchasing energy-efficient products, residents saved 178,448 kWh—enough energy to power 18 homes for a year, which translates into: an environmental impact of taking 29 cars off the road and averting the release of 393,000 tons of carbon and savings of $60,000 over the products’ lifetimes.
Mesabi East School
On behalf of Minnesota Power, Laskin Energy Center Relief Operator Joe Dahmen presented a plaque to Mesabi East athletic director Jim James and math teacher and assistant golf coach Mike McNulty for working with the Company to promote the benefits of energy-saving lighting.
Park Rapids Middle School
Students participated in hands-on experiments using watt meters to measure the energy performance of various lighting products.
Washington Elementary School, Cloquet
Students raised awareness of Earth Week by teaching others in their community and school how to save energy at home; they also raised money to further their own environmental education.