The Norman E. Day School in Westford, Massachusetts, was recently crowned the 2012 winner of the Green Energy Challenge, a Green Education Foundation program.
Schools from New England and New York were selected to submit the ways they conserve energy to become an Energy Spotlight School. The spotlight school's methods were then shared with other schools and the surrounding community to educate them about green energy benefits.
“Our hope is that through this project, we will educate the students, who will then take these energy practices to their homes, their communities, and their future," said Aziz Rangwala, a local Eagle Scout in Westford. "By instilling students with these tools, we hope that they will develop a sense of conservation and responsibility to the environment and cut down on the wasting of energy."
The winning school will be given reusable shopping bags and water bottles for all of the students and staff.
Green energy in Massachusetts is also being given a boost thanks to Walmart, which recently announced that 27 of its Bay State stores will be getting solar installations, according to the Boston Globe.