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Cedar Springs Public Schools receives second Chairman’s Award

On April 19, 2010 Cedar Springs Public School District received their second Kent County Chairman’s Award for district-wide energy savings. The third annual Green School Awards Program was hosted by Kent County and the Kent ISD.  The ceremony recognized the extensive work of students and educators for their environmental efforts.
We are excited to partner with Kent County in presenting these awards to our schools,  said Kent ISD Superintendent Kevin A. Konarska. The students and educators earning them are great examples of the energy and enthusiasm schools are bringing to critical environmental issues.  They are making a real difference, including saving millions of dollars for taxpayers in energy and recycling.
The Cedar Springs District-wide Energy Management program began in May 2004 and has saved the district more than $1.1 million.  This savings is the direct result of the students and staff working together to make a positive impact on the environment and the school district.
We have managed every aspect of our operations to save wherever possible.  Our efforts range from closely monitoring large complex mechanical systems to turning off computers on a daily basis,  said Cedar Springs Public Schools Energy Manager John Willette.
With the state’s economic difficulties this savings becomes even more important.  Every dollar saved through the ongoing Energy Management Program is a dollar available for the critical work of educating the children of Cedar Springs.

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