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  • 11 Apr 2013 4:33 PM | Anonymous
    The Green Team Project is proud to be the program administrator for Jacksonville Electric Authority's Home Energy Evaluation Backpack program.  They are available in every Jacksonville Public Library and the Bartram Trails Library in St. Johns County.

    The Backpack can show you how to make your home more comfortable and lower your monthly energy costs. It's fun, easy to use, and available for free to anyone with a Library Card.

    Everything you need is in the kit, including: 

    • A step-by-step audit guide and worksheet to perform the evaluation 
    • An infrared thermometer  
    • Three Kill A Watt™ meters  
    • A Hygro-Thermometer to measure temperature and humidity
    • Ruler and tape measure 
    • Calculator 
    • Compact disc with all of JEA's energy and water fact sheets 
    • Consumer reports "Complete Guide to Reducing Energy Costs" book 
    • A water flow bag

    Green Team Project coordinates various workshops throughout the region educating the community on how to make their homes more comfortable and efficient.  Contact Green Team Project Program Administrator, Ellen Reed at (904) 505-8557 to schedule a workshop in your area.
  • 02 Apr 2013 11:44 AM | Anonymous
    Green Team Project is thrilled to announce a partnership with ECOS Education to provide free environmental curriculum to schools and teachers through their Educate & Act® Program.

    Educate & Act® was created to make it easy for teachers to deliver a single classroom unit or a year-long environmental program. All the necessary tools, resources and materials required to teach a unit are provided.

    The curriculum is designed to be used in grades 3-12 and covers a wide range of topics including recycling, energy, water, air quality, trees, and endangered species, to name a few. There are also many opportunities for students to tell their story and educate others through outreach campaigns and events.Children truly want to make a difference in the world and do things to help our environment. Educate & Act® offers them an engaging curriculum that gives them a voice. 

    The program was initially introduced at Ocean Palms Elementary School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It is now in its third year at the school where students in grades 3-5 are educating their fellow students about the environment.

    Educate & Act is now part of the curriculum in nearly 70 schools nationwide.  

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