Save money and energy with the Energy Patrol. Your students can help save hundreds of dollars on your school's utility bills and gain leadership skills! This program, sponsored by Tucson Electric Power, can help you organize and implement an Energy Patrol to do this and more! View the Teacher's Guide.
Assemble an Energy Patrol at your school. Your group of students can be a student council, an after-school club, or a special-interest group. An Energy Patrol consists of 10 to 20 students who work with an advisor to learn about saving energy, and then patrol the school to implement what they've learned.
An Energy Patrol checks classrooms, office areas, portables and storerooms at recess, lunch and after school to turn off unneeded lights, see that thermostats remain at appropriate temperatures, notice that windows and doors are positioned for maximum efficiency and report dripping faucets and other water leaks.
TEP will provide your Energy Patrol members with information, check lists, printed reminders, and materials. Some school districts may offer additional incentives for energy savings.
Teachers are asked to recommend responsible students for the energy patrol and those who need little supervision. A teacher or advisor acts as a liaison with TEP, but little involvement is required other than enthusiastic support of the program.
Administrative involvement after the initial set-up also is minimal.
Click the sign-up button to access the online sign-up form.