Central Valley, education, Stockton, Uncategorized

Two county schools get bright grants


Tracy, CA / Bilingual Weekly

Two San Joaquin County schools have been selected to receive $10,000 each to help reduce energy usage, save money and help students learn the importance of environmental stewardship.

Stockton’s Montezuma Elementary and Tracy’s Art Freiler Elementary School are among 25 schools in Northern and Central California chosen as beneficiaries of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Bright Ideas grants.

As part of the larger PG&E Solar Schools program, the Bright Ideas Grants program promotes the understanding of renewable energy. Last spring, 18 additional schools were selected to receive Bright Ideas grants, bringing the total awarded in 2010 to $327,500. The grants were awarded to credentialed teachers, administrators and facilities managers within five major categories: educational solar projects, youth energy and environmental programs, renewable energy or science related field trips, green your school projects, and professional development/service learning projects/ workforce development programs.

“Bright Ideas grants fund innovative educational programs that teach California students the importance of renewable energy,” said Greg Pruett, senior vice president of corporate affairs at PG&E, “this program would not be possible without the dedication of teachers throughout California who are developing future sustainable energy innovators and scientists.”

The PG&E Solar Schools Program includes installation of photovoltaic systems in public schools, a solar-based curriculum training package, workshops for teachers and Bright Ideas grants. Since its inception in 2004, PG&E shareholders have contributed more than $8 million to the PG&E Solar Schools program.

With more than 125 schools participating throughout PG&E’s service area, the program has trained more than 3,000 teachers, benefiting nearly 200,000 students.

Two San Joaquin County schools have been selected to receive $10,000 each to help reduce energy usage, save money and help students learn the importance of environmental stewardship.

Stockton’s Montezuma Elementary and Tracy’s Art Freiler Elementary School are among 25 schools in Northern and Central California chosen as beneficiaries of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Bright Ideas grants.

As part of the larger PG&E Solar Schools program, the Bright Ideas Grants program promotes the understanding of renewable energy. Last spring, 18 additional schools were selected to receive Bright Ideas grants, bringing the total awarded in 2010 to $327,500. The grants were awarded to credentialed teachers, administrators and facilities managers within five major categories: educational solar projects, youth energy and environmental programs, renewable energy or science related field trips, green your school projects, and professional development/service learning projects/ workforce development programs.

“Bright Ideas grants fund innovative educational programs that teach California students the importance of renewable energy,” said Greg Pruett, senior vice president of corporate affairs at PG&E, “this program would not be possible without the dedication of teachers throughout California who are developing future sustainable energy innovators and scientists.”

The PG&E Solar Schools Program includes installation of photovoltaic systems in public schools, a solar-based curriculum training package, workshops for teachers and Bright Ideas grants. Since its inception in 2004, PG&E shareholders have contributed more than $8 million to the PG&E Solar Schools program.

With more than 125 schools participating throughout PG&E’s service area, the program has trained more than 3,000 teachers, benefiting nearly 200,000 students.

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