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Three U.S. public high schools win sustainable energy award

Posted: May 22, 2012 |   Comments

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) today announced
the three winning high schools for the Sustainable
Energy Award, sponsored by Samsung:

Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, Erie, Pa.
Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.
Secondary Academy for Success, Bothell, Wash.

Selected by a panel of judges following a nationwide search, the schools
demonstrated a school-wide effort to achieve energy savings through the
creative and innovative use of technology. Each school will receive
$10,000 to further their initiatives.

"The schools serve as examples for others in the nation seeking to
become more sustainable, while engaging students in learning about their
environment," said Diane Wood, President of NEEF. "We congratulate
everyone involved at the winning schools, including students, teachers,
staff, parents and other members of the school communities, for their
innovative approaches and solutions to energy-efficiency."

"These winning schools demonstrate the enthusiasm and creativity
students bring to sustainability," said David Steel, Executive Vice
President of Strategy of Samsung Electronics North America. "With 2012
marking ENERGY STAR's 20th anniversary, it's especially
fitting that we celebrate these schools that are not only helping build
student interest and aptitude in sustainability, but also building on
ENERGY STAR's important work in encouraging people to be energy

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