Milpitas Christian School participated in this year's Green Apple Day of Service. Sponsored by the US Green Building Council, a non-profit group that supports sustainable/green building, architects worldwide connect with members of the community to help improve the sustainability of schools. The architectural firm of Cody Anderson Wasney Architects asked us to partner with them for this year's event.
On Saturday, September 27th, friends from Cody Anderson Wasney delivered an interactive lesson to our students on the importance of saving energy and what the students can do to help support the environment. Students from 3rd- 6th grade were invited to participate and the event was well attended. After a brief lesson on how energy is generated and used at our school, as well as ways to conserve energy, students were led on a scavenger hunt throughout the school, with our 7th and 8th grade student docents at the various scavenger sites. Students learned: how to read and monitor an electric meter, use a light meter to measure the amount of natural light in an area, use a plug meter to measure the amount of electricity used by an appliance, and determine if any air leakage issues exist. Students finished the day creating posters to educate their classmates of the importance of saving energy and reminding them of actions they can take to help conserve energy.