Third and fourth-grade classrooms from Towne Avenue Elementary School in Carson received two separate grants, totaling $2,000 for their participation in a program to help their families become more energy-efficient at home.
Through the program called Kits for Kids, The Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) partnered with the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) to introduce students to new energy efficiency tools. Students were asked to perform an interactive scavenger hunt to receive the items at no cost to help their families cut energy and water use, while saving money and improving their comfort and safety.
The kits included LED light bulbs, efficient-flow showerheads and faucet aerators to install at home. Because more than 65% of the students participated, their classrooms were each eligible to receive a $1,000 grant, which will be used to purchase new books. •