Today, Greenpeace released a new video in support of the Repower Our Schools initiative in North Carolina to transition Charlotte and Durham schools to 100 percent renewable electricity. According to the press release, as families across the country gear up for the start of school, kids in North Carolina are imagining a brighter future for their schools.
By transitioning school systems to run on 100 percent renewable electricity, schools can reinvest in the classroom and provide hands on experience with 21st century technology, the press release says.
Since the launch of Repower our Schools in January 2015, the coalition of roughly 30 education and environment organizations has brought renewable energy lessons to schools through a solar truck tour and classroom presentations. This fall, Repower will be participating in the Green Apple Day of Service sponsored by US Green Building Council and other STEM-related activities.